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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1989
57.9% pass rate
from 1,282 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 1989 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.078% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.70% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.70% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.8% fail on Horn
    • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (58% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (58% better than other 1989 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps (46% better than other 1989 vans)
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.55% fail on Lamp
      • 0.55% fail on Switch
      • 0.16% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.70% fail on Battery (74% better than other 1989 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.078% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.078% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.078% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 9.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 8.1% fail on Components
        • 5.0% fail on Pipes
        • 3.7% fail on Hoses
        • 0.078% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.078% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.5% fail on Leaks
      • 0.39% fail on Operation
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 9.0% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels (38% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Front wheels (39% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.39% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.078% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.0% fail on Hub components
      • 0.86% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.16% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.078% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.94% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.94% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal
        • 0.23% fail on Condition
        • 0.16% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.23% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.16% fail on Cable
      • 0.078% fail on Rod
    • 0.23% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.078% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.078% fail on Components
        • 0.078% fail on Servos
  • 16% fail on Suspension (17% better than other 1989 vans)
    • 9.0% fail on Prescribed areas (23% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 8.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.55% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Spring mounting (96% better than other 1989 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.078% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
      • 1.0% fail on Front
    • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (100% worse than other 1989 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 1989 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.62% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.62% fail on Drive shafts (68% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.39% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.23% fail on Front drive shafts (87% better than other 1989 vans)
        • 0.23% fail on Constant velocity joints (86% better than other 1989 vans)
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
      • 0.078% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.078% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.078% fail on Attachment
  • 9.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.55% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.47% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.2% fail on Emissions
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.70% fail on System
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe
      • 0.16% fail on Tank
      • 0.16% fail on Hose
      • 0.16% fail on Cap
    • 0.55% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.9% fail on Steering
    • 5.1% fail on Steering system
      • 4.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.078% fail on Free play
        • 0.078% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.47% fail on Power steering
      • 0.31% fail on Operation
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.078% fail on Pump
    • 0.39% fail on Steering control
      • 0.23% fail on Steering column
      • 0.078% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.078% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.078% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.16% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.078% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.8% fail on Body condition
    • 0.94% fail on Vehicle structure (57% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Chassis (57% better than other 1989 vans)
    • 0.86% fail on Doors
      • 0.55% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers
      • 0.078% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.39% fail on Seats (65% better than other 1989 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers
      • 0.078% fail on Passengers
    • 0.23% fail on Speedometer
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.47% fail on Attachment
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements
      • 0.078% fail on Installation check
        • 0.078% fail on Anchorage's
  • 0.94% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.23% fail on Towbars
    • 0.23% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment