Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1992
51.4% pass rate
from 1,276 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 1992 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 8.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 7.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Switch
    • 7.3% fail on Electrical equipment (39% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 5.6% fail on Horn (69% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.24% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.078% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.078% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators (42% better than other 1992 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type (42% better than other 1992 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on Switch
        • 0.078% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (52% better than other 1992 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 1992 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.1% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.71% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.55% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.55% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 6.7% fail on Rbt
          • 5.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.078% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.078% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 5.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.94% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 1992 vans)
        • 0.94% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 1992 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt
          • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.47% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.47% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.47% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.47% fail on Cable
    • 1.6% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.55% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.47% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.078% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.55% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.47% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal
      • 0.078% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.39% fail on Lever
    • 0.24% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.24% fail on Servos
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.078% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.078% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.1% fail on Transmission (37% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 6.9% fail on Drive shafts (55% worse than other 1992 vans)
        • 6.9% fail on Joints (57% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.24% fail on Joints
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.8% fail on Chassis (42% better than other 1992 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis condition (44% better than other 1992 vans)
      • 0.078% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 0.63% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.47% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.55% fail on System
      • 0.24% fail on Pipe
      • 0.078% fail on Tank
      • 0.078% fail on Hose
      • 0.078% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.86% fail on Doors
      • 0.47% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.47% fail on Door condition
      • 0.24% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
    • 0.78% fail on Body
      • 0.39% fail on Panel
      • 0.39% fail on Other body component
      • 0.078% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.55% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.24% fail on Towbar
      • 0.24% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.16% fail on Undertray
    • 0.078% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.078% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.078% fail on Load security
      • 0.078% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.078% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.078% fail on Floor
    • 0.078% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.078% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Suspension arms (61% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.55% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.24% fail on Suspension arm
    • 6.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.9% fail on Other suspension component (93% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.078% fail on Other suspension component
    • 1.8% fail on Springs
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 1992 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 1992 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.078% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.78% fail on Wheel bearings (59% better than other 1992 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.47% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.47% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.078% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.078% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 7.7% fail on Wipers (33% worse than other 1992 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.47% fail on View to rear
      • 0.47% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.24% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.24% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (36% worse than other 1992 vans)
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (48% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Spark ignition (61% worse than other 1992 vans)
        • 3.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions (69% worse than other 1992 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.55% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.9% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.94% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.078% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.55% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.5% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.078% fail on Operation
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.078% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering (83% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Operation (110% worse than other 1992 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Rams
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
    • 0.47% fail on Steering column
    • 0.31% fail on Steering play
      • 0.31% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.078% fail on Steering wheel
  • 4.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
      • 0.47% fail on Attachment
      • 0.078% fail on Requirements
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.078% fail on Size/type
  • 0.47% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
  • 0.16% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.16% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.078% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.078% fail on Anchorages