Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1990
61.3% pass rate
from 1,128 tests in 2020
(7.7% 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 (26% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps (14% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp (14% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (35% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Electrical equipment (22% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Horn (27% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.089% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (26% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (43% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (43% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Switch (35% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (53% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (53% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (23% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.89% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (52% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (1.3% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Main beam tell-tale (73% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.35% fail on Position lamps (39% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Position lamp (45% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.089% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.089% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Suspension (7.4% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 6.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (14% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms (45% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes (94% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (29% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint dust cover (18% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Suspension arm (20% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (73% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings (2.0% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.98% fail on Springs (51% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.98% fail on Coil springs (50% worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.98% fail on Coil spring (50% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.71% fail on Anti-roll bars (9.0% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Pins and bushes (29% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (11% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Linkage
      • 0.089% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.62% fail on Other suspension component (6.6% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (94% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (26% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.44% fail on Suspension rods (85% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes (85% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers (48% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.089% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.089% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Brakes (17% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance (22% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (27% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (25% better than other 1990 vans)
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (25% better than other 1990 vans)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (18% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.089% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (15% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (13% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (45% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (47% better than other 1990 vans)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (45% better than other 1990 vans)
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance (51% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.089% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.89% fail on Brake performance not tested (44% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance (35% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.80% fail on Rbt (33% better than other 1990 vans)
          • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 1990 vans)
          • 0.44% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (44% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (21% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (29% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Pedal (4.6% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Hand lever (94% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.89% fail on Mechanical brake components (16% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (7.5% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Cable (22% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on Rod
        • 0.089% fail on Linkage
      • 0.35% fail on Brake discs and drums (5.8% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.35% fail on Brake discs (5.8% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.089% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.44% fail on Parking brake control (44% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Lever (44% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Flexible brake hoses (14% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems (42% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.089% fail on Valves
    • 0.18% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (29% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (29% worse than other 1990 vans)
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (23% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system (26% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure (24% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (22% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Chassis (33% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Chassis condition (33% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (73% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Front passenger's door (41% worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition (55% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's door (120% worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition (94% worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on Catch
        • 0.089% fail on Hinge
      • 0.27% fail on Other passenger's door (94% worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition (73% worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on Hinge
    • 0.80% fail on Fuel system (17% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Hose (160% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Pipe (14% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (35% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Tank
    • 0.80% fail on Body (17% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Panel (19% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Other body component (7.9% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on Seats (29% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Driver's seat (35% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Passenger's seat (29% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.71% fail on Transmission (70% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Drive shafts (64% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.62% fail on Joints (68% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.53% fail on Bumpers (20% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.44% fail on Floor (29% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Towbar (53% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Vehicle structure (42% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.089% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.089% fail on Carrier
    • 0.089% fail on Cabs
      • 0.089% fail on Steps
  • 9.6% fail on Visibility (6.5% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Washers (6.9% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers (13% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Driver's view (48% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear (51% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors (48% better than other 1990 vans)
  • 6.9% fail on Steering (19% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Steering gear (49% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 5.0% fail on Steering rack (56% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components (38% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.98% fail on Track rod end (34% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Locking devices (3.6% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Steering wheel (110% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Steering column (160% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering (22% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation (3.6% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.089% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (0.086% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (4.1% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Spark ignition (2.2% worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 3.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions (7.0% worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested (14% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.71% fail on Compression ignition (23% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.35% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (29% worse than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (48% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested (42% better than other 1990 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks (8.6% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Engine oil leaks (5.8% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Other leaks (55% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Transmission oil leaks (73% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (7.0% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (3.6% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (18% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.089% fail on Size/type
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (23% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts (23% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (36% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Condition (0.40% better than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment (29% worse than other 1990 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Requirements
  • 0.80% fail on Identification of the vehicle (6.8% better than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plates (2.9% better than other 1990 vans)
  • 0.18% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (3.6% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Speedometer (3.6% worse than other 1990 vans)
  • 0.18% fail on Seat belt installation check (160% worse than other 1990 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Anchorages (160% worse than other 1990 vans)
  • 0.089% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.089% fail on Steps and stairs
      • 0.089% fail on Steps
  • 0.089% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.089% fail on Attachment