Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1988
57.9% pass rate
from 965 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 1988 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (24% better than other 1988 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 1988 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (38% better than other 1988 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps (46% better than other 1988 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps (36% better than other 1988 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.73% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.73% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Horn
    • 3.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.1% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.41% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (53% better than other 1988 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (53% better than other 1988 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.41% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.21% fail on Switch
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.5% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.83% fail on Lamp
      • 0.52% fail on Switch
      • 0.10% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.93% fail on Battery (74% better than other 1988 vans)
    • 0.41% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 8.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 8.4% fail on Components
        • 5.3% fail on Pipes
        • 4.1% fail on Hoses (64% worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.62% fail on Cable
    • 0.52% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.52% fail on Pedal
        • 0.31% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.52% fail on Hub components
      • 0.41% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.10% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.41% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.10% fail on Components
        • 0.10% fail on Servos
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 7.2% fail on Prescribed areas (28% better than other 1988 vans)
      • 6.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.83% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.41% fail on Spring mounting (88% better than other 1988 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.5% fail on Rear
      • 1.1% fail on Front
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.7% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 1988 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.41% fail on Location
    • 0.93% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.83% fail on Drive shafts (71% better than other 1988 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.62% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.21% fail on Front drive shafts (92% better than other 1988 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Constant velocity joints (91% better than other 1988 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.10% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.4% fail on Washers
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.62% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.52% fail on Mirrors
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.6% fail on Emissions
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.73% fail on Pipe
      • 0.62% fail on System
      • 0.41% fail on Hose
      • 0.21% fail on Cap
    • 0.73% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.8% fail on Body condition
    • 1.8% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis
    • 0.93% fail on Doors
      • 0.52% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.73% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.62% fail on Seats
      • 0.41% fail on Drivers
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers
    • 0.21% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.21% fail on Body security
  • 6.1% fail on Steering
    • 6.0% fail on Steering system
      • 4.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Free play
        • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.10% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.73% fail on Requirements
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.10% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.31% fail on Towbars
    • 0.21% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.10% fail on Towbar
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment