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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1999
52.2% pass rate
from 4,184 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 1999 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 (46% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 8.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps (40% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.072% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.024% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Horn (88% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.26% fail on Tell tale
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.048% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.024% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.024% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.024% fail on Switch
      • 0.024% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.62% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters (52% better than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Battery (40% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.22% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.19% fail on Hazard warning (61% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
      • 0.024% fail on Lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (14% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 5.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Front wheels (37% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.67% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.048% fail on Brake operation
    • 8.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 8.6% fail on Components
        • 4.3% fail on Hoses (75% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 3.3% fail on Pipes (32% better than other 1999 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Valves
        • 0.24% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.048% fail on Servos
      • 0.26% fail on Leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
      • 0.048% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (83% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components (39% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (52% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.29% fail on Brake calipers (140% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.096% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical components (190% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.072% fail on Lever
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage
      • 0.024% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.45% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake (64% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (64% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake control components (64% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal (64% better than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Condition
        • 0.072% fail on Anti-slip (84% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.12% fail on Components
        • 0.096% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.024% fail on Pipes
      • 0.024% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.048% fail on ABS
    • 0.024% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.024% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.024% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 18% fail on Suspension (18% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 6.3% fail on Drive shafts (68% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 6.2% fail on Front drive shafts (71% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 6.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (71% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.072% fail on Couplings
      • 0.048% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.048% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms (27% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (33% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment
    • 4.5% fail on Prescribed areas (59% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Component mounting (42% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Subframe mounting (81% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Spring mounting (96% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (96% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (30% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.93% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment
      • 0.072% fail on Linkage condition (80% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Shock absorbers (58% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.74% fail on Condition (58% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.43% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Front (80% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear (79% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on General condition (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.072% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (19% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers (21% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers (28% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.93% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.81% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.024% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Emissions
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on System (80% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe
      • 0.096% fail on Hose
      • 0.072% fail on Cap (82% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Tank
    • 0.86% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.5% fail on Steering (30% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 7.7% fail on Steering system (38% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 4.8% fail on Track rod end (59% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Steering rack (52% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.31% fail on Free play
        • 0.31% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.19% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.96% fail on Power steering
      • 0.69% fail on Operation (120% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
      • 0.072% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.048% fail on Pump
      • 0.024% fail on Drive system
    • 0.12% fail on Steering control
      • 0.072% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.048% fail on Steering column
    • 0.048% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.024% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (28% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
    • 0.096% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (42% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Doors (120% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Drivers (180% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.76% fail on Passengers front (110% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition (72% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.57% fail on Vehicle structure (78% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Chassis (78% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.57% fail on Seats
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers
    • 0.096% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.096% fail on Body security
    • 0.048% fail on Load security
      • 0.024% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.024% fail on Loading door
    • 0.024% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.024% fail on Spare wheel
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (50% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts (51% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (69% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
      • 0.33% fail on Requirements
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.17% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels (92% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.19% fail on Towbars (58% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.048% fail on Towbar