Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1987
53.3% pass rate
from 735 tests in 2017
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 1987 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps
    • 5.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.27% fail on Tell tale
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 1.6% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.8% fail on Horn
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.82% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.14% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.9% fail on Lamp
      • 0.27% fail on Switch
    • 0.54% fail on Battery (79% better than other 1987 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.82% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.54% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 1987 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake operation
    • 8.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 8.3% fail on Components
        • 5.9% fail on Pipes
        • 3.1% fail on Hoses
        • 0.14% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.68% fail on Leaks
      • 0.41% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.82% fail on Cable
    • 0.54% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.41% fail on Pedal
        • 0.27% fail on Condition
        • 0.14% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.41% fail on Hub components
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.14% fail on ABS
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 8.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 7.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.54% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Front
      • 0.95% fail on Rear
    • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
      • 0.27% fail on Location
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.82% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.54% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.1% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.27% fail on Front drive shafts (82% better than other 1987 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Constant velocity joints (82% better than other 1987 vans)
    • 0.54% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
    • 5.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.8% fail on Emissions
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (45% better than other 1987 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on System
      • 0.41% fail on Hose
      • 0.27% fail on Pipe
      • 0.14% fail on Cap
    • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.8% fail on Steering
    • 5.7% fail on Steering system
      • 4.6% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.82% fail on Steering control
      • 0.41% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.14% fail on Steering column
      • 0.14% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.14% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.14% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.9% fail on Body condition
    • 1.8% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis
    • 0.95% fail on Seats
      • 0.54% fail on Passengers
      • 0.54% fail on Drivers
    • 0.68% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.54% fail on Doors
      • 0.54% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers other
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.14% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.14% fail on Towbars
    • 0.14% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment