Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1990
59.9% pass rate
from 1,273 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 1990 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (16% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Front lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.55% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.079% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (33% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.63% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.31% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.16% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.8% fail on Horn
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (56% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (56% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.39% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.079% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.079% fail on Switch
    • 0.79% fail on Battery (69% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.47% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.39% fail on Lamp
      • 0.079% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.24% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.16% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 8.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 8.0% fail on Components
        • 4.8% fail on Hoses (60% worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 4.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.079% fail on Servos
        • 0.079% fail on Valves
      • 0.63% fail on Leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.079% fail on Operation
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Front wheels (55% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.94% fail on Hub components
      • 0.79% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.16% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.16% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.47% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.47% fail on Pedal
        • 0.31% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.39% fail on Cable
      • 0.079% fail on Lever
    • 0.24% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.079% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.079% fail on Components
        • 0.079% fail on Servos
  • 13% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 5.9% fail on Prescribed areas (35% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 5.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.71% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.079% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms (61% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (57% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 2.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.6% fail on Front
      • 1.3% fail on Rear
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.079% fail on Location
    • 0.71% fail on Drive shafts (71% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.31% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.079% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.31% fail on Front drive shafts (86% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.31% fail on Constant velocity joints (86% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.55% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.079% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment
    • 0.55% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.079% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment
    • 0.079% fail on General condition
    • 0.079% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.079% fail on Condition
    • 0.079% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.079% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.079% fail on Axles
      • 0.079% fail on King pins
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.6% fail on Washers
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.63% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.55% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.0% fail on Emissions
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (37% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on System
      • 0.31% fail on Cap
      • 0.16% fail on Tank
      • 0.079% fail on Pipe
    • 0.94% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.7% fail on Steering
    • 4.8% fail on Steering system
      • 3.7% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.94% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Free play
        • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.079% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.39% fail on Power steering
      • 0.24% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.079% fail on Operation
      • 0.079% fail on Drive system
    • 0.31% fail on Steering control
      • 0.16% fail on Steering column
      • 0.079% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.079% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.24% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.16% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (32% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Body condition (39% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis
    • 0.63% fail on Seats
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers
    • 0.55% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.16% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.079% fail on Body security
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
    • 0.079% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.39% fail on Requirements
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.39% fail on Attachment
      • 0.079% fail on Installation check
        • 0.079% fail on Anchorage's
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.079% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.24% fail on Towbars
    • 0.16% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.079% fail on Towbar
  • 0.079% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.079% fail on Halfshafts