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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2002
53.2% pass rate
from 7,107 tests in 2020
(5.8% better than other 2002 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 2002 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (7.5% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim (33% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 6.5% fail on Headlamp aim (38% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (24% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 4.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (24% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 4.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (25% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.056% fail on Switch
      • 0.014% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.014% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 4.4% fail on Electrical equipment (39% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Horn (68% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Battery(ies) (40% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring (110% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.070% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp (41% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (19% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp (16% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device (53% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.070% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps (25% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp (24% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.070% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (37% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (35% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type (35% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (27% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.46% fail on Side repeaters (60% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.49% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.11% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.084% fail on Hazard warning (80% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.084% fail on Switch (80% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.014% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.014% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 16% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 6.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint (24% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (41% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.056% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (45% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (55% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.070% fail on Linkage (82% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage ball joints (97% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Springs (45% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.056% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (93% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Other suspension component (84% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint (75% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.45% fail on Shock absorbers (70% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.070% fail on Sub-frames (92% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.056% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (92% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.042% fail on Macpherson strut (88% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.014% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension unit
  • 15% fail on Brakes (25% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance (37% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 4.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (23% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (23% better than other 2002 vans)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (40% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (32% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (31% better than other 2002 vans)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (25% better than other 2002 vans)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance (52% better than other 2002 vans)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (63% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.042% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (51% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 1.00% fail on Rbt (50% better than other 2002 vans)
          • 0.96% fail on Parking brake performance (46% better than other 2002 vans)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (87% better than other 2002 vans)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested (54% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (50% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.056% fail on Lever
        • 0.042% fail on Rod (4 times worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.042% fail on Pivot
        • 0.014% fail on Linkage
        • 0.014% fail on Clevis joint
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.014% fail on Brake drums
    • 3.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (37% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Load sensing valves (52% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.91% fail on Flexible brake hoses (100% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.056% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.014% fail on Servos
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control (73% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Lever (73% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (78% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal (74% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Hand lever (87% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems (160% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.070% fail on Servos
      • 0.028% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
      • 0.014% fail on Leaks
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.098% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (74% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.098% fail on Anti-lock braking system (73% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.014% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.014% fail on Other braking system component
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (24% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system (24% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Transmission (30% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.3% fail on Joints
        • 0.042% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts (91% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Joints (64% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Doors (100% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.90% fail on Driver's door (170% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.86% fail on Door condition (190% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.028% fail on Catch
        • 0.014% fail on Hinge
      • 0.83% fail on Front passenger's door (140% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.83% fail on Door condition (140% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
    • 0.84% fail on Integral vehicle structure (66% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.84% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (66% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.77% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on Pipe
      • 0.21% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.17% fail on System
      • 0.14% fail on Hose
      • 0.014% fail on Tank
    • 0.48% fail on Chassis (84% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on Chassis condition (84% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.39% fail on Body (64% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Other body component (59% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Panel (69% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.014% fail on Body condition
    • 0.31% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.18% fail on Towbar (52% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Vehicle structure (57% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.056% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers (73% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.070% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.042% fail on Carrier
      • 0.028% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.056% fail on Floor
    • 0.056% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.042% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.014% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.042% fail on Engine mounting (74% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.014% fail on Bracket
    • 0.028% fail on Load security
      • 0.028% fail on Loading door
    • 0.014% fail on Cabs
      • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.014% fail on Undertray
  • 9.5% fail on Steering (36% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 6.3% fail on Steering linkage components (31% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 5.9% fail on Track rod end (38% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.084% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.084% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
        • 0.014% fail on Steering linkage
    • 3.1% fail on Steering gear (120% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Steering rack (130% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
    • 0.58% fail on Power steering
      • 0.31% fail on Other components
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.098% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.014% fail on Pump
      • 0.014% fail on Rams
    • 0.20% fail on Steering play
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.15% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.084% fail on Steering column
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility (27% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (31% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (29% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.72% fail on View to rear
      • 0.72% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.39% fail on Driver's view (81% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass (69% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen (68% better than other 2002 vans)
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (25% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (35% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 5.8% fail on Compression ignition (57% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 4.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (91% worse than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.98% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.31% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (64% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.098% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.070% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.028% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.056% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.014% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 0.37% fail on Spark ignition (58% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Catalyst emissions (56% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.084% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2002 vans)
        • 0.070% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.056% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.94% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.69% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (13% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (27% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 2.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (51% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.96% fail on Prescribed areas (63% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Requirements (110% worse than other 2002 vans)
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.48% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.014% fail on Airbags
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2002 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 0.028% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.028% fail on Anchorages