Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1991
54.8% pass rate
from 836 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 1991 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 6.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 6.1% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps (50% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Horn
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (45% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Switch
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.24% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (53% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type (53% better than other 1991 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.60% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.2% fail on Battery (64% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Rear reflectors (150% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.96% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.60% fail on Switch
      • 0.36% fail on Lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.24% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 6.0% fail on Prescribed areas (35% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 5.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.3% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.36% fail on Spring mounting (92% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Drive shafts
      • 5.1% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 5.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.12% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.5% fail on Front suspension joints (96% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms (85% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Location
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.84% fail on Front
      • 0.60% fail on Rear
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.72% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.96% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.96% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.12% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Axles
      • 0.12% fail on Clearance
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 9.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 8.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 8.3% fail on Components
        • 4.1% fail on Pipes
        • 3.1% fail on Hoses
        • 1.8% fail on Valves
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.48% fail on Leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Operation
    • 0.84% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.84% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.60% fail on Cable
    • 0.60% fail on Hub components
      • 0.36% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.48% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal
        • 0.24% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on ABS
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.8% fail on Wipers
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.96% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.72% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Emissions
    • 0.96% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.72% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.72% fail on System
  • 6.7% fail on Steering
    • 5.4% fail on Steering system
      • 2.9% fail on Steering rack
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.24% fail on Free play
        • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.12% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering
      • 0.60% fail on Operation
      • 0.36% fail on Pump
      • 0.24% fail on Drive system
      • 0.24% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.12% fail on Rams
    • 0.36% fail on Steering control
      • 0.24% fail on Steering column
      • 0.12% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.36% fail on Steering operation
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.8% fail on Body condition
    • 1.7% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis
    • 0.96% fail on Doors
      • 0.48% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.72% fail on Seats
      • 0.48% fail on Drivers
      • 0.36% fail on Passengers
    • 0.24% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.12% fail on Body security
  • 3.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
      • 0.48% fail on Requirements
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.12% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.84% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.72% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.60% fail on Towbars
    • 0.48% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.12% fail on Towbar