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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1993
48.0% pass rate
from 1,226 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 1993 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 7.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.7% fail on Tell tale
      • 1.1% fail on Switch (120% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 7.8% fail on Horn (100% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.082% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.082% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.082% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.73% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (160% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.73% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (160% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.16% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.082% fail on Switch
      • 0.082% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.3% fail on Battery
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.73% fail on Lamp
      • 0.33% fail on Switch
      • 0.082% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.49% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.33% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.082% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 24% fail on Suspension
    • 9.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 8.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.5% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.65% fail on Spring mounting (81% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 7.3% fail on Drive shafts (69% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 7.3% fail on Front drive shafts (72% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 7.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (71% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.082% fail on Couplings
      • 0.082% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.082% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.2% fail on Front suspension joints (75% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (60% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (72% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.082% fail on Location
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.98% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.90% fail on Wheel bearings (60% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.65% fail on Front
      • 0.24% fail on Rear
  • 21% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 6.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.082% fail on Brake operation
    • 9.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (30% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 9.1% fail on Components (36% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Pipes
        • 3.3% fail on Hoses (60% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Valves
        • 0.41% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.082% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.41% fail on Leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Operation
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.16% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.082% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.65% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 0.49% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.49% fail on Pedal
        • 0.41% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.082% fail on Condition
    • 0.49% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.41% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.41% fail on Cable
    • 0.082% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.082% fail on Operation
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.1% fail on Emissions
    • 2.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on System
      • 0.90% fail on Pipe
      • 0.41% fail on Hose
      • 0.082% fail on Tank
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.73% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.49% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 5.1% fail on Body condition
    • 2.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.4% fail on Chassis
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 0.73% fail on Drivers
      • 0.41% fail on Passengers
    • 0.98% fail on Doors
      • 0.65% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.24% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.16% fail on Load security
      • 0.082% fail on Access panel
      • 0.082% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.082% fail on Body security
  • 7.2% fail on Steering
    • 4.7% fail on Steering system
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.082% fail on Free play
        • 0.082% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.082% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.082% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.7% fail on Power steering
      • 1.2% fail on Operation
      • 0.24% fail on Drive system
      • 0.082% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.082% fail on Pump
      • 0.082% fail on Other components
    • 0.65% fail on Steering control
      • 0.49% fail on Steering column
      • 0.082% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.082% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.082% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.49% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.082% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 7.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 7.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment (170% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Requirements
      • 0.082% fail on Installation check
        • 0.082% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.49% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 0.82% fail on Towbars
    • 0.65% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.16% fail on Towbar
  • 0.65% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.082% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.082% fail on Attachment