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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2001
52.8% pass rate
from 6,279 tests in 2017
(7.0% better than other 2001 vans)
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 2001 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (13% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamp aim (24% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Position lamps (23% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps (59% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on All position lamps (84% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 5.4% fail on Horn (83% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp (28% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.064% fail on Switch
      • 0.032% fail on Matched pair (5 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.016% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.016% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (16% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators (30% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type (30% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.49% fail on Side repeaters (60% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on All direction indicators (51% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.65% fail on Battery (57% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.27% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.18% fail on Hazard warning (66% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
      • 0.032% fail on Lamp (88% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 18% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels (25% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Front wheels (41% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (31% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (60% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake imbalance (61% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.080% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.016% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 8.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (21% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 8.2% fail on Components (19% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 4.4% fail on Hoses (160% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Pipes (53% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Valves (41% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.064% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks (66% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (29% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical components (3 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Lever
      • 0.016% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage
      • 0.016% fail on Pivot
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake (75% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake control components (65% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal (65% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.22% fail on Anti-slip (62% better than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.080% fail on Components
        • 0.064% fail on Servos
        • 0.016% fail on Hoses
      • 0.016% fail on Operation
      • 0.016% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.016% fail on Leaks
    • 0.064% fail on ABS (74% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.032% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.032% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 17% fail on Suspension (30% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Drive shafts (20% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 4.4% fail on Front drive shafts (21% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 4.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (21% worse than other 2001 vans)
        • 0.080% fail on Couplings
      • 0.080% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.080% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (18% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (18% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 3.2% fail on Prescribed areas (70% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Component mounting (57% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Subframe mounting (82% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Spring mounting (94% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Coil springs (100% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Location
    • 2.9% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (43% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (30% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (38% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment (59% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Linkage condition (82% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 0.75% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on Front (75% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Rear (54% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on General condition
    • 0.096% fail on Air suspension (3 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension unit (5 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Bellows
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
    • 0.064% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.064% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.048% fail on Axles (77% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.016% fail on King pins
      • 0.016% fail on Clearance
    • 0.032% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.016% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
  • 10% fail on Steering (30% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 8.9% fail on Steering system (38% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Track rod end (25% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Steering rack (140% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.19% fail on Free play
        • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.032% fail on Drag link end (79% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Steering box
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
        • 0.016% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.51% fail on Operation
      • 0.29% fail on Other components
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.064% fail on Drive system
      • 0.064% fail on Pump
      • 0.064% fail on Rams
    • 0.30% fail on Steering control
      • 0.21% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.032% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.29% fail on Steering operation
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (24% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (19% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (32% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.99% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.67% fail on Mirrors (44% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust system (15% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions (26% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system (40% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on System
      • 0.18% fail on Cap (68% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
      • 0.048% fail on Hose
    • 0.92% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (22% worse than other 2001 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
    • 0.080% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (58% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (42% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.84% fail on Drivers (99% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.76% fail on Passengers front (48% worse than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition (75% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.49% fail on Vehicle structure (82% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Chassis (82% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.32% fail on Seats (52% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers (71% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.096% fail on Body security
    • 0.048% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.032% fail on Engine mountings (78% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.016% fail on Load security
      • 0.016% fail on Loading door
    • 0.016% fail on Spare wheel
  • 2.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (56% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts (58% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (70% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Requirements
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Installation check
        • 0.016% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.54% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (48% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (51% better than other 2001 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2001 vans)
  • 0.14% fail on Towbars (69% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.080% fail on Vehicle structure (77% better than other 2001 vans)
    • 0.064% fail on Towbar