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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1995
50.8% pass rate
from 2,236 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 1995 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (50% worse than other 1995 vans)
    • 7.0% fail on Horn (100% worse than other 1995 vans)
    • 6.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.045% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (26% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Fog lamp (24% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.045% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.089% fail on Switch
      • 0.089% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.54% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 1995 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.27% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Battery
    • 0.81% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.63% fail on Switch
      • 0.22% fail on Lamp
      • 0.045% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.58% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.58% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.18% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.089% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.9% fail on Front wheels (32% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 6.1% fail on Rear wheels (24% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (33% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (63% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.85% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Brake operation
    • 9.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (29% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 8.9% fail on Components (36% worse than other 1995 vans)
        • 4.2% fail on Pipes
        • 3.6% fail on Hoses (97% worse than other 1995 vans)
        • 2.5% fail on Valves (65% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components
      • 0.76% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.22% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.81% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.81% fail on Pedal
        • 0.49% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.49% fail on Cable
      • 0.045% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage
      • 0.045% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.089% fail on Components
        • 0.089% fail on Servos
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
    • 0.089% fail on ABS
  • 18% fail on Suspension (19% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 5.5% fail on Prescribed areas (54% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 4.6% fail on Component mounting (48% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Subframe mounting (58% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Spring mounting (92% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Drive shafts (40% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Front drive shafts (44% worse than other 1995 vans)
        • 3.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (45% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.089% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.089% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.045% fail on Condition
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
    • 3.6% fail on Front suspension joints (64% worse than other 1995 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Coil springs (200% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1995 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (54% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (80% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition (76% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 0.89% fail on Wheel bearings (46% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Rear
      • 0.40% fail on Front (63% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 0.089% fail on General condition
    • 0.089% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.089% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.045% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.045% fail on Condition
    • 0.045% fail on Axles
      • 0.045% fail on Clearance
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Windscreen (71% worse than other 1995 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors (85% worse than other 1995 vans)
    • 0.36% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on System
      • 0.72% fail on Pipe (170% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Hose
      • 0.089% fail on Tank
      • 0.089% fail on Cap
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (41% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 0.98% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.2% fail on Steering
    • 5.7% fail on Steering system
      • 2.9% fail on Steering rack (41% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.089% fail on Free play
        • 0.089% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.089% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.45% fail on Operation
      • 0.22% fail on Drive system (2 times worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.22% fail on Pump
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
    • 0.54% fail on Steering control
      • 0.22% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.22% fail on Steering column
      • 0.089% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.36% fail on Steering operation
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (33% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Body condition (45% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure (53% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis (53% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Doors
      • 0.49% fail on Drivers
      • 0.45% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.89% fail on Seats
      • 0.49% fail on Drivers
      • 0.40% fail on Passengers
    • 0.13% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.089% fail on Body security
    • 0.045% fail on Load security
      • 0.045% fail on Access panel
  • 3.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (39% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Seat belts (39% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas (50% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
      • 0.27% fail on Requirements
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
  • 0.98% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.89% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.089% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.13% fail on Towbars (77% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 0.089% fail on Vehicle structure (82% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 0.045% fail on Towbar