Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1996
51.9% pass rate
from 2,847 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 1996 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamp aim (26% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 7.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 7.1% fail on Horn (120% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (22% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 4.6% fail on Fog lamp (21% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (23% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.21% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
      • 0.070% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.035% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.42% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters (68% better than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
        • 0.035% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.4% fail on Battery (51% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 0.77% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.42% fail on Switch
      • 0.35% fail on Lamp
      • 0.070% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.42% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.39% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.28% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 21% fail on Brakes (14% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (14% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 7.2% fail on Rear wheels (30% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 5.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance (48% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.91% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.070% fail on Brake operation
    • 9.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (20% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 8.8% fail on Components (24% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Pipes
        • 3.5% fail on Hoses (78% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Valves (59% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.035% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.035% fail on Servos
      • 0.39% fail on Leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.035% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.28% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.070% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.035% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.035% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.98% fail on Mechanical components (79% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Cable (88% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage
      • 0.035% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.035% fail on Pivot
    • 0.60% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.60% fail on Pedal
        • 0.32% fail on Condition
        • 0.32% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.56% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.070% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.035% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.035% fail on Components
        • 0.035% fail on Servos
    • 0.035% fail on ABS
    • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.035% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 9.4% fail on Prescribed areas (20% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 8.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.7% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.53% fail on Spring mounting (84% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Drive shafts (72% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Front drive shafts (78% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 3.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (78% worse than other 1996 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Couplings
        • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.070% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.070% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.0% fail on Front suspension joints (43% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (42% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.84% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
      • 0.070% fail on Linkage condition (86% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Location
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings (57% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.46% fail on Front (60% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear
    • 0.32% fail on General condition (170% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 0.035% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.035% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.035% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 9.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.95% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.77% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.46% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.6% fail on Steering (22% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 6.1% fail on Steering system (30% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end (34% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack (43% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.25% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.14% fail on Free play
        • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.1% fail on Steering control (110% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Steering column (190% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering wheel (2 times worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.070% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.77% fail on Power steering
      • 0.39% fail on Operation
      • 0.25% fail on Other components
      • 0.070% fail on Drive system
      • 0.070% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.035% fail on Pump
    • 0.39% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.035% fail on Locking devices
  • 7.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (17% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on System
      • 0.25% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
      • 0.070% fail on Hose
      • 0.035% fail on Cap
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions (47% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 0.81% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
    • 0.21% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (24% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Body condition (39% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Vehicle structure (35% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis (35% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (110% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.74% fail on Drivers (100% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.74% fail on Passengers front (130% worse than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.67% fail on Seats
      • 0.42% fail on Drivers
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers
    • 0.11% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.070% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.035% fail on Load security
      • 0.035% fail on Loading door
  • 4.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (28% better than other 1996 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Seat belts (28% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas (43% better than other 1996 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
      • 0.42% fail on Requirements
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 1996 vans)
    • 0.070% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.070% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.67% fail on Towbars
    • 0.63% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.11% fail on Towbar
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Condition