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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1995
52.9% pass rate
from 2,506 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 1995 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.1% fail on Headlamp aim (72% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 8.7% fail on Headlamp aim (73% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 6.8% fail on Electrical equipment (37% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 5.7% fail on Horn (87% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Battery(ies) (41% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.040% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 5.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 5.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 5.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.080% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (45% worse than other 1995 vans)
        • 0.44% fail on Side repeaters (67% better than other 1995 vans)
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1995 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.52% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.52% fail on Switch
    • 0.44% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.28% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.040% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.20% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 18% fail on Brakes (14% worse than other 1995 vans)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (17% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 7.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (41% worse than other 1995 vans)
        • 7.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (44% worse than other 1995 vans)
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (41% worse than other 1995 vans)
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (45% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 6.5% fail on Service brake performance (24% worse than other 1995 vans)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (26% worse than other 1995 vans)
          • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance (30% worse than other 1995 vans)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.040% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.040% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.040% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt
          • 0.64% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.080% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.0% fail on Load sensing valves (67% worse than other 1995 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.84% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.84% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.56% fail on Cable
        • 0.040% fail on Rod
        • 0.040% fail on Linkage
        • 0.040% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.040% fail on Pivot
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.4% fail on Flexible brake hoses (130% worse than other 1995 vans)
    • 0.88% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.72% fail on Brake fluid (110% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.040% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.040% fail on Valves
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.36% fail on Lever
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal
    • 0.20% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.080% fail on Servos
      • 0.040% fail on Operation
      • 0.040% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.040% fail on Leaks
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.040% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.040% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 16% fail on Suspension (17% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 5.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (39% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (40% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.040% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.84% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (79% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.8% fail on Springs
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 1995 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 1995 vans)
        • 0.040% fail on Mounting
      • 0.20% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (71% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component (93% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.52% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 0.32% fail on Sub-frames (72% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (80% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.040% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.040% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.4% fail on Transmission
      • 3.3% fail on Drive shafts (40% worse than other 1995 vans)
        • 3.2% fail on Joints (42% worse than other 1995 vans)
        • 0.040% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts (87% better than other 1995 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
    • 2.7% fail on Chassis (28% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis condition (28% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.040% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.040% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.040% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.60% fail on Pipe
      • 0.44% fail on System
      • 0.36% fail on Hose (160% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Tank
    • 1.00% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.88% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition
        • 0.040% fail on Hinge
      • 0.40% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.72% fail on Body
      • 0.36% fail on Panel
      • 0.32% fail on Other body component
      • 0.040% fail on Body condition
    • 0.72% fail on Seats
      • 0.48% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.24% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.20% fail on Towbar (71% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Vehicle structure (73% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.20% fail on Floor
    • 0.16% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.12% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.040% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.040% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.040% fail on Bracket
  • 9.4% fail on Visibility
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers (29% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 0.60% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.60% fail on View to rear
      • 0.60% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.32% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.4% fail on Steering (23% worse than other 1995 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.080% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.040% fail on Other components
        • 0.040% fail on Steering linkage
    • 3.0% fail on Steering gear (51% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Steering rack (58% worse than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Operation
    • 1.00% fail on Power steering
      • 0.76% fail on Operation
      • 0.20% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.040% fail on Rams
      • 0.040% fail on Other components
    • 0.32% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.24% fail on Steering column
    • 0.20% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.040% fail on Steering box
  • 4.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.76% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.40% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.080% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.080% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.84% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.16% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.040% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.040% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.2% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.080% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.080% fail on Undertray
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (31% better than other 1995 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts (31% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas (40% better than other 1995 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements
  • 0.80% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.080% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.20% fail on Condition
  • 0.16% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.16% fail on Speedometer