Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1993
52.2% pass rate
from 1,124 tests in 2020
(6.2% worse than other 1993 vans)
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.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (5.4% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 9.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (21% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 9.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (21% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 8.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (17% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Switch (70% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 6.8% fail on Electrical equipment (29% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 5.4% fail on Horn (53% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Battery(ies) (8.5% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Electrical wiring (12% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim (11% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (13% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type (13% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (0.46% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.89% fail on Side repeaters (34% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators (25% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on Switch
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp (16% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.089% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (16% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.98% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (53% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Main beam tell-tale (85% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (17% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Hazard warning (2.8% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Switch (2.8% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.36% fail on Position lamps (17% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Position lamp (17% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.36% fail on Rear reflectors (17% worse than other 1993 vans)
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (8.3% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Transmission (43% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Drive shafts (51% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 5.6% fail on Joints (52% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.53% fail on Prop shafts (6.9% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.53% fail on Joints (58% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure (24% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 5.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (24% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system (3.5% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Chassis (4.9% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis condition (3.3% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.98% fail on Seats (32% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Driver's seat (32% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Passenger's seat (51% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.89% fail on Fuel system (15% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Pipe (42% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Hose (25% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.62% fail on Doors (7.7% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Driver's door (4.1% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition (17% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Front passenger's door (1.1% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition (1.1% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Other passenger's door (32% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition (76% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Bumpers (6.9% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Body (53% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Panel (37% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Other body component
    • 0.36% fail on Towbar (4.1% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Vehicle structure (51% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Spare wheel (98% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Spare wheel condition (76% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Carrier
    • 0.27% fail on Cabs (21% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas (12% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Floor (12% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.089% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.089% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.089% fail on Load security
      • 0.089% fail on Loading door
  • 17% fail on Suspension (6.8% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 7.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2.6% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms (48% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (65% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint (29% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Pins and bushes (76% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (32% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Suspension arm (76% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Other suspension component (85% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.98% fail on Ball joint (93% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint dust cover (98% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Springs (11% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Coil springs (100% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 1.7% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.089% fail on Torsion bar
      • 0.089% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.89% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes (18% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (25% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Linkage
    • 0.71% fail on Wheel bearings (53% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers (2.6% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.36% fail on Sub-frames (30% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (39% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.089% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 16% fail on Brakes (3.5% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 9.3% fail on Brake performance (14% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 5.9% fail on Service brake performance (5.9% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (4.4% better than other 1993 vans)
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance (5.1% better than other 1993 vans)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (2.3% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 4.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (12% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (13% better than other 1993 vans)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (7.5% better than other 1993 vans)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (12% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.089% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (39% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (36% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Parking brake performance (9.1% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (2.3% better than other 1993 vans)
          • 0.62% fail on Parking brake performance (16% better than other 1993 vans)
          • 0.27% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (58% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested (21% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (14% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Flexible brake hoses (70% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Load sensing valves (18% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (42% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake fluid (100% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Master cylinder (5.5% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.089% fail on Valves
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (18% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake linings and pads (1.1% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.53% fail on Brake pads (1.1% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (4.1% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Rod (160% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.089% fail on Cable
        • 0.089% fail on Lever
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs and drums (51% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Brake discs (51% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (17% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Pedal (5.5% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control (12% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Lever (12% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.089% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.089% fail on Servos
    • 0.089% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.089% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.089% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 9.7% fail on Visibility (1.9% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers (4.5% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (32% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on View to rear (25% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Mirrors (25% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.71% fail on Bonnet (41% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Condition of glass (110% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Windscreen (98% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Window
    • 0.089% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (31% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (42% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 5.0% fail on Spark ignition (59% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (67% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions (58% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested (13% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Emission control equipment (160% worse than other 1993 vans)
          • 0.27% fail on Catalytic converter (160% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Compression ignition (11% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (17% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.53% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (13% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (21% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on Fluid leaks (28% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Engine oil leaks (37% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Other leaks (25% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.089% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.089% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 6.0% fail on Steering (2.1% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering gear (37% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack (39% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Operation
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components (37% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end (34% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.089% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.089% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.089% fail on Other components
        • 0.089% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.7% fail on Power steering (73% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Operation (120% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Other components (58% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.089% fail on Pump
    • 0.27% fail on Steering wheel (32% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering column (12% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.089% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.089% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.089% fail on Steering play
      • 0.089% fail on Steering rack
  • 5.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (25% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Seat belts (25% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas (6.0% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (76% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements (5.5% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.089% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (9.2% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (9.1% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (20% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.089% fail on Size/type
  • 0.62% fail on Road Wheels (23% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment (1.4% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 1993 vans)
  • 0.53% fail on Identification of the vehicle (34% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plates (43% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.089% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.089% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.089% fail on Speedometer