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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1998
50.8% pass rate
from 3,965 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 1998 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (7.4% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (52% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 8.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.6% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps (39% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.050% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.025% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.025% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.28% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (24% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (24% better than other 1998 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.55% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.35% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
        • 0.025% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.3% fail on Battery (49% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.38% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.30% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.18% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.18% fail on Hazard warning (61% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
      • 0.076% fail on Lamp
    • 0.076% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 6.9% fail on Prescribed areas (40% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 6.1% fail on Component mounting (20% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.78% fail on Subframe mounting (62% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Spring mounting (88% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 6.0% fail on Drive shafts (78% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Front drive shafts (80% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 5.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (80% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms (34% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (43% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment
    • 3.5% fail on Front suspension joints (54% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment
      • 0.076% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.025% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (69% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (68% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Location
    • 0.83% fail on Shock absorbers (55% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.83% fail on Condition (55% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.55% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Front (74% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear (58% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.050% fail on General condition
    • 0.025% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.025% fail on Condition
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (17% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Front wheels (36% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (28% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.076% fail on Brake operation
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 9.7% fail on Components
        • 4.7% fail on Hoses (74% worse than other 1998 vans)
        • 4.3% fail on Pipes
        • 1.7% fail on Valves
        • 0.20% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.28% fail on Leaks (57% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (71% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components (46% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (55% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.38% fail on Brake calipers (150% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.025% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical components (140% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Cable (190% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Lever
      • 0.025% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.45% fail on Pedal
        • 0.30% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.10% fail on Components
        • 0.10% fail on Servos
      • 0.076% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.050% fail on Operation
      • 0.025% fail on Leaks
    • 0.10% fail on ABS
    • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.025% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 9.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (19% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers (19% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Washers (31% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.61% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.28% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on System (51% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
      • 0.13% fail on Tank
      • 0.13% fail on Hose
      • 0.13% fail on Cap (70% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.78% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.0% fail on Steering (32% worse than other 1998 vans)
    • 6.7% fail on Steering system (34% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end (27% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Steering rack (62% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.15% fail on Free play
        • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.10% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.050% fail on Other components
        • 0.050% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering
      • 0.78% fail on Operation (72% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.050% fail on Drive system
      • 0.050% fail on Pump
      • 0.050% fail on Rams
    • 0.38% fail on Steering control
      • 0.25% fail on Steering wheel (180% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering column
      • 0.025% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.025% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.20% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.025% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
    • 0.30% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (37% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Doors (94% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Drivers (130% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.88% fail on Passengers front (100% worse than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition (62% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.96% fail on Vehicle structure (64% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.96% fail on Chassis (64% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on Seats
      • 0.38% fail on Drivers
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers
    • 0.10% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.050% fail on Body security
    • 0.025% fail on Load security
      • 0.025% fail on Tailgate
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (42% better than other 1998 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (55% better than other 1998 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.28% fail on Requirements
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
      • 0.025% fail on Installation check
        • 0.025% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.076% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.050% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.025% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.025% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.50% fail on Towbars
    • 0.43% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.076% fail on Towbar
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition