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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1991
58.8% pass rate
from 941 tests in 2020
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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (25% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.5% fail on Horn
      • 0.64% fail on Battery(ies) (75% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 4.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators (57% better than other 1991 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type (57% better than other 1991 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.85% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.64% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.32% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.21% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (28% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Suspension arms (61% worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.96% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.53% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.64% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.74% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.64% fail on Springs
      • 0.64% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.64% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.53% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.43% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.43% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.32% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 7.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 3.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.64% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.64% fail on Cable
      • 0.43% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.43% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.32% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.74% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.43% fail on Lever
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.11% fail on Valves
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.11% fail on Other braking system component
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (25% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system (37% better than other 1991 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Transmission
      • 2.9% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.9% fail on Joints
    • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.6% fail on Chassis
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.74% fail on Pipe
      • 0.32% fail on System
      • 0.21% fail on Tank
      • 0.21% fail on Hose
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.2% fail on Seats
      • 0.85% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.53% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.74% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.53% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
      • 0.21% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.43% fail on Body
      • 0.21% fail on Panel
      • 0.21% fail on Other body component
    • 0.11% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.11% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.11% fail on Towbar
      • 0.11% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.11% fail on Floor
    • 0.11% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.11% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 10.0% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.85% fail on View to rear
      • 0.85% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.32% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.2% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.85% fail on Steering wheel (190% worse than other 1991 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Steering column
    • 0.43% fail on Power steering
      • 0.43% fail on Operation
  • 4.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.64% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.85% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.43% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.43% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.64% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.43% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1991 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
  • 0.53% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.11% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.11% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.11% fail on Anchorages