Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1993
53.7% pass rate
from 1,377 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 1993 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 7.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 7.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Switch
    • 7.0% fail on Electrical equipment (34% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Horn (81% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.073% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.58% fail on Side repeaters (65% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.073% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (40% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (40% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.073% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.073% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.073% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.51% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.44% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.44% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 9.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.8% fail on Suspension arms (54% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.073% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Springs
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (97% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring (97% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (76% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.073% fail on Other suspension component
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.94% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.73% fail on Wheel bearings (54% better than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.73% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.73% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.0% fail on Transmission (36% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 5.6% fail on Drive shafts (56% worse than other 1993 vans)
        • 5.6% fail on Joints (58% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.29% fail on Joints
      • 0.073% fail on Belts
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 3.0% fail on Chassis
      • 2.9% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.073% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.73% fail on Pipe
      • 0.36% fail on System
      • 0.29% fail on Hose
      • 0.073% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.2% fail on Seats
      • 0.65% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.58% fail on Driver's seat
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition
        • 0.073% fail on Catch
      • 0.44% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.44% fail on Door condition
      • 0.29% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
        • 0.073% fail on Hinge
    • 0.87% fail on Towbar
      • 0.87% fail on Vehicle structure (140% worse than other 1993 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on Body
      • 0.65% fail on Panel
      • 0.073% fail on Body condition
      • 0.073% fail on Other body component
    • 0.29% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.073% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.073% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.073% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.073% fail on Bracket
    • 0.073% fail on Cabs
      • 0.073% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.073% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.073% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.15% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.073% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.073% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (49% better than other 1993 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (48% better than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.80% fail on Rbt
          • 0.73% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.073% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.8% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.44% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.36% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.073% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.073% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.29% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.29% fail on Cable
    • 0.65% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.51% fail on Pedal
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.073% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
    • 0.073% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.073% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.073% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.073% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.073% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.073% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 9.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.73% fail on View to rear
      • 0.73% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.58% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.51% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.073% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.073% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 6.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
      • 0.80% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 1993 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.73% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.22% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.22% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.80% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.65% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.36% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.073% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.073% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
      • 0.073% fail on Steering box
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.15% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.073% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.073% fail on Other components
        • 0.073% fail on Steering component
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering
      • 0.94% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
      • 0.073% fail on Pump
      • 0.073% fail on Rams
    • 0.44% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.22% fail on Steering play
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.073% fail on Steering column
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 0.73% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.15% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 0.15% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.15% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.073% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.073% fail on Belt(s)/padding