Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1989
60.3% pass rate
from 1,473 tests in 2020
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 1989 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% better than other 1989 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.5% fail on Horn
      • 0.41% fail on Battery(ies) (78% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.068% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 3.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.068% fail on Switch
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (32% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (31% better than other 1989 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.068% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (59% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (59% better than other 1989 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (53% better than other 1989 vans)
        • 0.54% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.068% fail on Switch
    • 0.75% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.54% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.61% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.61% fail on Switch
    • 0.068% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.068% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 6.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (30% better than other 1989 vans)
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms (48% worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.75% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.68% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
    • 0.54% fail on Springs (68% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.41% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.14% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (82% better than other 1989 vans)
    • 0.48% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.41% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.068% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.068% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.068% fail on Sub-frame
  • 12% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 1989 vans)
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (57% better than other 1989 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% better than other 1989 vans)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (61% better than other 1989 vans)
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance (51% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.068% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.88% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.61% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.61% fail on Cable
        • 0.068% fail on Rod
      • 0.20% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.20% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.14% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.61% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.54% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.27% fail on Lever
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.068% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.068% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.068% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.068% fail on Master cylinder
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (26% better than other 1989 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 1989 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Chassis
      • 2.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission (42% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.3% fail on Joints
        • 0.27% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.068% fail on Bearing housing
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on Pipe
      • 0.27% fail on Hose
      • 0.20% fail on Tank
      • 0.20% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.20% fail on System
    • 1.1% fail on Body
      • 0.81% fail on Panel
      • 0.27% fail on Other body component
    • 0.81% fail on Seats
      • 0.54% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.27% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.61% fail on Cabs
      • 0.48% fail on Steps
      • 0.068% fail on Cab condition
      • 0.068% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.48% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
      • 0.068% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.068% fail on Door condition
    • 0.48% fail on Floor
    • 0.41% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.41% fail on Towbar
      • 0.34% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.068% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.068% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.068% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 9.4% fail on Visibility
    • 5.3% fail on Washers
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.27% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.27% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.68% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.81% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.9% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components (45% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.95% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.20% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.068% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.27% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.27% fail on Steering column
    • 0.14% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.068% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.068% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.068% fail on Power steering
      • 0.068% fail on Other components
  • 3.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 0.95% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.54% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.54% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.14% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.14% fail on Anchorages