Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1992
50.5% pass rate
from 1,196 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 1992 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 6.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Tell tale
      • 1.0% fail on Switch
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.7% fail on Horn (55% worse than other 1992 vans)
    • 5.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps (49% better than other 1992 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Battery
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (42% better than other 1992 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type (42% better than other 1992 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.59% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
        • 0.084% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (56% better than other 1992 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (68% better than other 1992 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.50% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.084% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.75% fail on Switch
      • 0.42% fail on Lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.33% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.084% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 8.6% fail on Drive shafts (69% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 8.5% fail on Front drive shafts (71% worse than other 1992 vans)
        • 8.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (72% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 0.084% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.084% fail on Drive shafts
    • 6.3% fail on Prescribed areas (31% better than other 1992 vans)
      • 5.4% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.75% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Spring mounting (94% better than other 1992 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms (60% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% worse than other 1992 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Front suspension joints (66% worse than other 1992 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Location
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.84% fail on Wheel bearings (60% better than other 1992 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Front (72% better than other 1992 vans)
      • 0.42% fail on Rear
    • 0.084% fail on General condition
    • 0.084% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.084% fail on Attachment
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 1992 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.17% fail on Brake operation
    • 8.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 7.4% fail on Components
        • 3.6% fail on Pipes
        • 2.1% fail on Hoses
        • 2.1% fail on Valves
        • 0.25% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.084% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.75% fail on Leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Operation
      • 0.084% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.84% fail on Hub components
      • 0.59% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.67% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.67% fail on Pedal
        • 0.42% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.25% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.33% fail on Cable
    • 0.17% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.084% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.084% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.084% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 8.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (42% better than other 1992 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.92% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.1% fail on Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on System
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.17% fail on Cap
      • 0.084% fail on Tank
    • 0.92% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.4% fail on Steering
    • 4.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.33% fail on Free play
        • 0.33% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.17% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 0.50% fail on Operation
      • 0.25% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.17% fail on Drive system
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
    • 0.92% fail on Steering operation (190% worse than other 1992 vans)
    • 0.75% fail on Steering control
      • 0.42% fail on Steering column
      • 0.25% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.25% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.084% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.084% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.084% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.75% fail on Attachment
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
      • 0.33% fail on Requirements
  • 5.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (31% better than other 1992 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.2% fail on Chassis
    • 2.1% fail on Body condition (48% better than other 1992 vans)
    • 0.59% fail on Doors
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.084% fail on Drivers
    • 0.50% fail on Seats
      • 0.33% fail on Drivers
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers
    • 0.25% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.084% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.084% fail on Body security
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.084% fail on Size/type
  • 0.75% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.17% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
  • 0.25% fail on Towbars
    • 0.25% fail on Vehicle structure