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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1994
50.4% pass rate
from 1,961 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 1994 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.3% fail on Horn (79% worse than other 1994 vans)
    • 6.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 6.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.46% fail on Switch
      • 0.36% fail on Tell tale
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.051% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.051% fail on Switch
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.20% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.051% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.051% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.051% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators (32% better than other 1994 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type (32% better than other 1994 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters (85% better than other 1994 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Battery (45% better than other 1994 vans)
    • 0.82% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.46% fail on Switch
      • 0.36% fail on Lamp
      • 0.10% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.46% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.051% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 7.5% fail on Prescribed areas (24% better than other 1994 vans)
      • 6.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.1% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.25% fail on Spring mounting (91% better than other 1994 vans)
    • 6.8% fail on Drive shafts (43% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 6.7% fail on Front drive shafts (42% worse than other 1994 vans)
        • 6.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (43% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms (38% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (45% worse than other 1994 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Location
    • 3.0% fail on Front suspension joints (44% worse than other 1994 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.87% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
      • 0.051% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.76% fail on Wheel bearings (59% better than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.46% fail on Front (63% better than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Rear
    • 0.15% fail on General condition
    • 0.051% fail on Axles
      • 0.051% fail on Clearance
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (39% better than other 1994 vans)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.051% fail on Brake operation
    • 8.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 7.4% fail on Components
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes
        • 2.5% fail on Valves
        • 2.4% fail on Hoses
        • 0.25% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.36% fail on Operation
      • 0.36% fail on Leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 0.87% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.051% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.051% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.66% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.66% fail on Pedal
        • 0.36% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.51% fail on Cable
      • 0.051% fail on Rod
    • 0.56% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.15% fail on Components
        • 0.10% fail on Servos
        • 0.051% fail on Valves
    • 0.051% fail on ABS
  • 9.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 1.0% fail on Bonnet (87% worse than other 1994 vans)
    • 0.71% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.61% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.5% fail on System
      • 0.25% fail on Pipe
      • 0.15% fail on Cap
      • 0.10% fail on Hose
      • 0.051% fail on Tank
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions
    • 0.82% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.3% fail on Steering
    • 4.7% fail on Steering system
      • 2.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Free play
        • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering
      • 0.97% fail on Operation
      • 0.20% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.10% fail on Drive system
      • 0.10% fail on Pump
      • 0.051% fail on Other components
    • 0.41% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.36% fail on Steering control
      • 0.20% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.15% fail on Steering column
  • 6.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.0% fail on Body condition
    • 2.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis
    • 0.71% fail on Seats
      • 0.36% fail on Passengers
      • 0.36% fail on Drivers
    • 0.61% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.10% fail on Load security
      • 0.051% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.051% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.051% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.051% fail on Body security
  • 5.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
      • 0.20% fail on Requirements
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.051% fail on Installation check
        • 0.051% fail on Anchorage's
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 0.66% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.051% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.51% fail on Towbars
    • 0.46% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.051% fail on Towbar
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.051% fail on Condition