Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1991
59.8% pass rate
from 811 tests in 2020
(5.1% better than other 1991 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 1991 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (6.9% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 6.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (6.9% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 5.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (5.0% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.62% fail on Switch (36% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Electrical equipment (1.1% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Horn (33% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies) (38% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Electrical wiring (40% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators (51% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type (51% better than other 1991 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (11% better than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.37% fail on Side repeaters (80% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (52% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (60% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Dipswitch (140% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (47% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Hazard warning (25% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Switch (25% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.49% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (0.21% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (33% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.37% fail on Position lamps (28% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Position lamp (0.21% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 0.37% fail on Rear reflectors (50% worse than other 1991 vans)
  • 15% fail on Brakes (0.90% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance (11% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance (5.4% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (5.5% worse than other 1991 vans)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance (8.9% worse than other 1991 vans)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (5.7% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (12% better than other 1991 vans)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (10% better than other 1991 vans)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (5.1% better than other 1991 vans)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (22% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (49% better than other 1991 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% better than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (23% better than other 1991 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (18% better than other 1991 vans)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (3.8% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Brake performance not tested (6.4% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (10% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Load sensing valves (3.1% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (18% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (50% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.37% fail on Cable (28% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Linkage
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs and drums (40% better than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Brake discs (50% better than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.25% fail on Brake linings and pads (54% better than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Brake pads (54% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.99% fail on Hydraulic systems (71% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Brake fluid (110% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Master cylinder (50% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.86% fail on Flexible brake hoses (31% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake control (80% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Lever (80% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (60% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (50% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.12% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.12% fail on Servos
    • 0.12% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.12% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 13% fail on Suspension (9.7% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (26% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms (38% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (8.9% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (17% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.99% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Suspension arm (50% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings (18% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (36% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Pins and bushes (20% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (100% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (0.21% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (43% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (80% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring (80% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers (35% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Other suspension component (0.21% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover (12% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (0.21% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.37% fail on Sub-frames (25% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (0.21% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (22% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system (23% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Transmission (22% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Drive shafts (3.0% better than other 1991 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Joints (8.9% better than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Drive shaft (200% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (16% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (14% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis (51% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition (50% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Strengthening plate (20% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.86% fail on Doors (91% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Driver's door (71% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.49% fail on Door condition (100% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Front passenger's door (200% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition (200% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Other passenger's door (100% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition (200% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.74% fail on Fuel system (5.5% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Pipe (80% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.12% fail on Hose
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.49% fail on Bumpers (8.9% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.49% fail on Towbar (8.9% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Vehicle structure (50% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.37% fail on Body (40% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Other body component (20% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
    • 0.37% fail on Seats (53% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's seat (54% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.12% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility (11% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (7.2% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Washers (26% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Driver's view (150% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on View to rear (20% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Mirrors (50% worse than other 1991 vans)
  • 6.9% fail on Steering (11% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Steering gear (52% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Steering rack (57% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (45% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on Track rod end (46% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (14% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.12% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.86% fail on Power steering (40% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Operation (36% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.12% fail on Pump
      • 0.12% fail on Rams
    • 0.49% fail on Steering column (71% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.49% fail on Steering play (140% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Steering rack (200% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering wheel
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (3.3% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (10.0% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition (26% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions (20% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.99% fail on Emissions not tested (84% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.49% fail on Catalyst emissions (0.21% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on Compression ignition (30% better than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.74% fail on Emissions not tested (5.7% worse than other 1991 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.74% fail on Fluid leaks (10% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Engine oil leaks (25% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (6.9% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts (6.9% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas (20% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.37% fail on Requirements (80% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment (100% worse than other 1991 vans)
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres (4.5% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (11% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth (3.6% worse than other 1991 vans)
  • 0.62% fail on Identification of the vehicle (6.9% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates (0.21% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.37% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (28% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.37% fail on Speedometer (28% worse than other 1991 vans)
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels (0.21% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 1991 vans)