Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2000
51.5% pass rate
from 4,709 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 2000 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.4% fail on Headlamp aim (51% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 9.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps (54% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.085% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.1% fail on Horn (82% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps (24% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp (24% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Switch
      • 0.064% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.021% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.49% fail on Side repeaters (45% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.38% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.042% fail on Switch
    • 0.85% fail on Battery (60% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.49% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.21% fail on Hazard warning (61% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Lamp
      • 0.064% fail on Switch (75% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 19% fail on Brakes (9.6% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 9.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 9.2% fail on Components
        • 4.5% fail on Hoses (120% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 3.8% fail on Pipes (30% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Valves (46% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.021% fail on Servos
      • 0.32% fail on Leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 9.2% fail on Brake performance (28% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (40% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Front wheels (40% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (31% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Brake imbalance (42% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.021% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components (30% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (56% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.021% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.085% fail on Lever
      • 0.021% fail on Pivot
    • 0.36% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake (79% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake control components (64% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal (64% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Anti-slip (62% better than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.11% fail on Components
        • 0.11% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.042% fail on Operation
      • 0.042% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.042% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.021% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.021% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 18% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Drive shafts (41% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Front drive shafts (41% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 4.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (41% worse than other 2000 vans)
        • 0.064% fail on Couplings
      • 0.085% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.085% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas (60% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Component mounting (47% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.83% fail on Subframe mounting (61% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Spring mounting (93% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.064% fail on Attachment
      • 0.021% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.7% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.042% fail on Location
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (33% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.042% fail on Linkage condition (91% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.47% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Front (85% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear (64% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.064% fail on General condition
    • 0.042% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.021% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension unit
  • 9.6% fail on Steering (27% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 8.7% fail on Steering system (35% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Track rod end (49% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Steering rack (42% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Free play
        • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.021% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
        • 0.021% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.74% fail on Power steering
      • 0.42% fail on Operation
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.064% fail on Pump
      • 0.021% fail on Drive system
    • 0.42% fail on Steering control (120% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering column (2 times worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.085% fail on Steering wheel (3 times worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.021% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.021% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 9.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust system (18% worse than other 2000 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.72% fail on System
      • 0.25% fail on Pipe
      • 0.23% fail on Cap
      • 0.085% fail on Hose
      • 0.021% fail on Tank
    • 1.00% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (24% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers (29% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.55% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.042% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (20% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (55% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (67% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.76% fail on Drivers (120% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.74% fail on Passengers front (95% worse than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.00% fail on Body condition (78% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.55% fail on Seats
      • 0.32% fail on Passengers
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers
    • 0.45% fail on Vehicle structure (83% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Chassis (83% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.085% fail on Body security
    • 0.064% fail on Load security
      • 0.042% fail on Access panel
      • 0.021% fail on Loading door
    • 0.021% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.021% fail on Spare wheel
  • 2.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (51% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts (48% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (60% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Requirements
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (74% better than other 2000 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (73% better than other 2000 vans)
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
  • 0.19% fail on Towbars (58% better than other 2000 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.021% fail on Towbar