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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1994
54.1% pass rate
from 2,194 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 1994 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 5.4% fail on Horn (57% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.23% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 6.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 6.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 6.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Switch
      • 0.046% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.046% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.091% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters (69% better than other 1994 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.046% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.046% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.55% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.41% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.41% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.32% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.32% fail on Switch
    • 0.046% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.046% fail on All outline marker lamps
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.7% fail on Transmission (29% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 6.4% fail on Drive shafts (50% worse than other 1994 vans)
        • 6.2% fail on Joints (50% worse than other 1994 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.091% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.27% fail on Prop shafts (70% better than other 1994 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Joints
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.046% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.6% fail on Chassis
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.64% fail on Pipe
      • 0.27% fail on Hose
      • 0.23% fail on System
      • 0.091% fail on Tank
      • 0.046% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.87% fail on Body
      • 0.41% fail on Other body component
      • 0.36% fail on Panel
      • 0.046% fail on Body condition
      • 0.046% fail on Pillar
    • 0.82% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition
      • 0.27% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition
      • 0.23% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
    • 0.82% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.41% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.59% fail on Towbar
      • 0.50% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.046% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.046% fail on Coupling
    • 0.55% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.14% fail on Carrier
      • 0.091% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.091% fail on Floor
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 7.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms (32% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (54% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.091% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.73% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.0% fail on Other suspension component (65% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (94% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component
    • 1.7% fail on Springs
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (68% worse than other 1994 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (68% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (79% better than other 1994 vans)
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.64% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.55% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.046% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 1994 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.046% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 9.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.091% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.091% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 5.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (42% better than other 1994 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (38% better than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt
          • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.091% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.1% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.82% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.82% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.36% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.32% fail on Cable
        • 0.046% fail on Linkage
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.27% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses (92% worse than other 1994 vans)
    • 0.87% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.82% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.046% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal
      • 0.046% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.36% fail on Lever
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.14% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.091% fail on Other braking system component
        • 0.046% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.68% fail on View to rear
      • 0.68% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.091% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.046% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering
      • 1.1% fail on Operation (79% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.046% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.046% fail on Pump
      • 0.046% fail on Rams
    • 0.18% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.14% fail on Steering column
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.091% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
      • 0.41% fail on Attachment
      • 0.091% fail on Requirements
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.36% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.82% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.73% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.091% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.046% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.73% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment
  • 0.18% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.18% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.046% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.046% fail on Anchorages