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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 1999
53.0% pass rate
from 4,762 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 1999 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 8.6% fail on Headlamp aim (67% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 8.2% fail on Headlamp aim (70% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.2% fail on Electrical equipment (33% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 4.4% fail on Horn (72% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Battery(ies) (40% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.063% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.042% fail on Headlamp levelling device (90% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.063% fail on Switch
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters (51% better than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.063% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.021% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.42% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.17% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.021% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.10% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.021% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.99% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (24% better than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.042% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (57% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (60% worse than other 1999 vans)
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (62% worse than other 1999 vans)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested (60% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 4.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (61% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (43% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (42% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.042% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.8% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (150% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Cable (160% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.063% fail on Lever
        • 0.021% fail on Pivot
      • 0.94% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.92% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.021% fail on Brake drums
    • 3.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.6% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.80% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.61% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.46% fail on Brake fluid (110% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.063% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.042% fail on Servos
      • 0.042% fail on Valves
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (63% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal (55% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.10% fail on Servos
      • 0.021% fail on Operation
      • 0.021% fail on Leaks
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.15% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.042% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.042% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.042% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (87% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.042% fail on Other components
  • 16% fail on Suspension (16% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 6.5% fail on Suspension arms (38% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (86% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.063% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (41% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.99% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage
      • 0.042% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Springs
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (85% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring (88% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.021% fail on Mounting
      • 0.063% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (92% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.021% fail on Torsion bar
    • 1.5% fail on Other suspension component (68% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint (63% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.042% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.042% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.63% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings (76% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Sub-frames (75% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (70% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.042% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.021% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.7% fail on Transmission (40% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 5.5% fail on Drive shafts (78% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 5.4% fail on Joints (78% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.084% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.021% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.21% fail on Prop shafts (79% better than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Joints
      • 0.021% fail on Belts
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Doors (140% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Driver's door (160% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Door condition (170% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.021% fail on Catch
      • 0.99% fail on Front passenger's door (170% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.97% fail on Door condition (180% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.021% fail on Catch
      • 0.23% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis (58% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition (58% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.50% fail on Pipe (78% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on System
      • 0.10% fail on Hose
      • 0.10% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.063% fail on Tank
    • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (59% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (60% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.50% fail on Towbar
      • 0.42% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.042% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.021% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.021% fail on Safety device
    • 0.46% fail on Seats
      • 0.27% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.42% fail on Body (60% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Other body component (54% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Panel (65% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Body condition
    • 0.21% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.063% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.042% fail on Carrier
      • 0.021% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.063% fail on Load security
      • 0.042% fail on Loading door
      • 0.021% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.021% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.021% fail on Dropside
        • 0.021% fail on Dropside condition
    • 0.021% fail on Floor
    • 0.021% fail on Cabs
      • 0.021% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.021% fail on Undertray
  • 8.1% fail on Steering (44% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Steering linkage components (54% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 4.6% fail on Track rod end (61% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.084% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.063% fail on Other components
        • 0.063% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.042% fail on Steering arm
    • 2.7% fail on Steering gear (54% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack (59% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Operation
    • 0.80% fail on Power steering
      • 0.31% fail on Operation
      • 0.27% fail on Other components
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.063% fail on Pump
      • 0.063% fail on Rams
    • 0.25% fail on Steering wheel (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering play
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.15% fail on Steering column
    • 0.021% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 8.0% fail on Visibility (17% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (21% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Washers (20% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.59% fail on View to rear
      • 0.57% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.021% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.34% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (23% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (24% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Compression ignition (54% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 3.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (97% worse than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.92% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.48% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.25% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
          • 0.13% fail on Catalytic converter (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
          • 0.10% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (2 times worse than other 1999 vans)
          • 0.021% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.063% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.021% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.021% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.59% fail on Spark ignition (56% better than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.34% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% better than other 1999 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.084% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.063% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.042% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.021% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (28% better than other 1999 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts (29% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (42% better than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.82% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Requirements (130% worse than other 1999 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.084% fail on Airbags
      • 0.084% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.90% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.90% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels (96% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment (99% worse than other 1999 vans)
    • 0.084% fail on Condition
  • 0.10% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.10% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.021% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.021% fail on Anchorages