Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1990
62.7% pass rate
from 1,433 tests in 2020
(11% better than other 1990 vans)
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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp (38% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Electrical equipment (34% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Horn
      • 0.21% fail on Battery(ies) (88% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.070% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.91% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.56% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (59% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.70% fail on Direction indicators (83% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Flashing type (83% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.63% fail on Individual direction indicators (75% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.070% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.21% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 0.070% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 6.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms (38% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.63% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.56% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.91% fail on Springs (53% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.84% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.84% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.070% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.70% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.56% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.070% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.42% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.21% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.070% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.21% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.21% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 6.6% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (38% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (36% better than other 1990 vans)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (42% better than other 1990 vans)
          • 0.98% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 1990 vans)
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake imbalance (71% better than other 1990 vans)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.77% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.070% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.70% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.49% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.42% fail on Cable
        • 0.070% fail on Rod
      • 0.28% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.21% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.070% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.84% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.49% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.28% fail on Lever
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Valves
    • 0.070% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.070% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (23% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.63% fail on Pipe
      • 0.35% fail on Hose
      • 0.28% fail on System
      • 0.21% fail on Tank
      • 0.21% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.6% fail on Chassis
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.070% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.0% fail on Transmission (57% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.98% fail on Drive shafts (50% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.84% fail on Joints (56% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.070% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.070% fail on Joints
    • 0.98% fail on Body
      • 0.63% fail on Panel
      • 0.42% fail on Other body component
      • 0.070% fail on Body condition
    • 0.63% fail on Seats
      • 0.42% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.42% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.42% fail on Towbar
      • 0.42% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.42% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
        • 0.070% fail on Hinge
      • 0.14% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
    • 0.28% fail on Floor
    • 0.28% fail on Cabs
      • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.070% fail on Steps
    • 0.070% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.070% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear (81% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.070% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.070% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.56% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.28% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.70% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.42% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.070% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.84% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.070% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.070% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 5.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering gear
      • 3.5% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (57% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Track rod end (63% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.070% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.28% fail on Steering column
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.070% fail on Operation
      • 0.070% fail on Rams
    • 0.21% fail on Steering play
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.14% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.070% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.070% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.070% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.49% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.49% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.070% fail on Condition
  • 0.14% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.14% fail on Anchorages