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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1997
49.7% pass rate
from 3,419 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 1997 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.0% fail on Headlamp aim (35% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 8.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (20% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 6.9% fail on Horn (94% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps (39% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (23% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Fog lamp (24% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (23% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (27% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.088% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.058% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.058% fail on Switch
      • 0.029% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.50% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.088% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Battery (61% better than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.44% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.38% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.26% fail on Lamp
      • 0.088% fail on Switch (73% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.23% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 23% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 9.7% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.6% fail on Subframe mounting (29% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting (70% better than other 1997 vans)
    • 5.9% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Front drive shafts (110% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 5.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (110% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.029% fail on Couplings
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.088% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.088% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms (38% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (41% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Front suspension joints (45% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (86% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (87% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Location
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (44% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (44% better than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.67% fail on Wheel bearings (62% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear
      • 0.29% fail on Front (77% better than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on General condition
    • 0.058% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
    • 0.058% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.058% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.029% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
    • 0.029% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
  • 23% fail on Brakes (9.4% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.5% fail on Rear wheels (21% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Front wheels (30% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Brake imbalance (48% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.088% fail on Brake operation
    • 12% fail on Hydraulic systems (30% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 12% fail on Components (35% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 5.6% fail on Hoses (110% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 4.9% fail on Pipes
        • 2.4% fail on Valves
        • 0.20% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.058% fail on Servos
        • 0.029% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.50% fail on Leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.058% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake calipers (170% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake back plates (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical components (130% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Cable (180% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.088% fail on Lever
      • 0.029% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage
      • 0.029% fail on Pivot
    • 0.64% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.64% fail on Pedal
        • 0.32% fail on Condition
        • 0.32% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.58% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.56% fail on Condition (44% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Fitment
    • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.088% fail on Components
        • 0.058% fail on Servos
        • 0.029% fail on Pipes
      • 0.058% fail on Operation
      • 0.058% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.058% fail on Leaks
    • 0.18% fail on ABS
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.029% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.029% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 9.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (19% better than other 1997 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers (22% better than other 1997 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (28% better than other 1997 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.91% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.9% fail on Steering (31% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 6.3% fail on Steering system (34% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Track rod end (43% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack (57% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Free play
        • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.058% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
        • 0.029% fail on Steering component
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 0.47% fail on Operation
      • 0.26% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.18% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Drive system
      • 0.12% fail on Pump
    • 0.58% fail on Steering control (170% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Steering column (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering wheel (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.058% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.029% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.23% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.058% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.029% fail on Locking devices
  • 7.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on System (65% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe
      • 0.20% fail on Hose
      • 0.18% fail on Tank
      • 0.029% fail on Cap
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions
    • 0.88% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.3% fail on Body condition (28% better than other 1997 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis
    • 2.0% fail on Doors (97% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.97% fail on Drivers (130% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.85% fail on Passengers front (88% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.47% fail on Seats
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers
    • 0.15% fail on Load security
      • 0.058% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.058% fail on Loading door
      • 0.029% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.058% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.029% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.029% fail on Body security
    • 0.029% fail on Spare wheel
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.44% fail on Size/type
    • 0.088% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.79% fail on Condition
      • 0.41% fail on Requirements
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.058% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.058% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.029% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.99% fail on Towbars (62% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.91% fail on Vehicle structure (64% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Towbar
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition