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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2003
52.4% pass rate
from 6,494 tests in 2017
(8.8% better than other 2003 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 2003 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 9.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (21% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 6.2% fail on Position lamps (28% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 4.9% fail on Front lamps (19% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps (53% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.062% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Fog lamp (49% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.062% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp (36% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Horn (22% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (40% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (40% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps (36% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters (61% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.062% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.031% fail on Switch (81% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (45% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.062% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.015% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.74% fail on Rear reflectors (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.51% fail on Battery (70% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.31% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning (86% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.062% fail on Lamp (75% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Switch (92% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.031% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (80% better than other 2003 vans)
  • 19% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (17% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment
    • 4.3% fail on Front suspension joints (75% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (32% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (32% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition (61% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 3.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.2% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Location
    • 3.3% fail on Drive shafts (35% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Front drive shafts (34% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 3.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (34% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.031% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.015% fail on Couplings
      • 0.046% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.046% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Component mounting (73% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Spring mounting (96% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Subframe mounting (88% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.85% fail on Shock absorbers (55% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.85% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.52% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Rear
      • 0.25% fail on Front (87% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.077% fail on General condition
    • 0.077% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.077% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.046% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension unit (11 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
    • 0.046% fail on Macpherson strut (88% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.031% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.031% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.015% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.015% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Axles
      • 0.015% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 16% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 7.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (24% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 7.4% fail on Components (23% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 4.7% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 2.3% fail on Pipes (63% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Valves (58% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.092% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.015% fail on Servos
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks (66% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.077% fail on Operation
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels (41% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (66% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (26% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels (60% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake imbalance (74% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.031% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.63% fail on Brake discs (39% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.046% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage
      • 0.031% fail on Lever
      • 0.015% fail on Rod
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake control components (67% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal (69% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Anti-slip (70% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.046% fail on Condition
      • 0.015% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.015% fail on Cable
    • 0.23% fail on ABS (47% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake (83% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.077% fail on Components
        • 0.062% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.015% fail on Valves
      • 0.046% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.031% fail on Leaks
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement (65% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.031% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.015% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 10% fail on Steering (40% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 9.8% fail on Steering system (56% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 8.2% fail on Track rod end (92% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Free play (59% better than other 2003 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.046% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.57% fail on Power steering (39% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses (57% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Drive system
      • 0.015% fail on Pump
      • 0.015% fail on Rams
    • 0.077% fail on Steering control
      • 0.046% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.031% fail on Steering column
    • 0.062% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.015% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 8.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (31% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers (30% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Washers (41% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.91% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.89% fail on Windscreen (29% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.077% fail on Bonnet (67% better than other 2003 vans)
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres (18% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (37% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system (22% worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.51% fail on System
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe
      • 0.15% fail on Cap (58% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Hose (2 times worse than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.91% fail on Emissions (48% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (66% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (40% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.68% fail on Drivers (120% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on Passengers front (110% worse than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.46% fail on Body condition (87% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers
    • 0.18% fail on Vehicle structure (91% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Chassis (91% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.046% fail on Engine mountings (77% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.031% fail on Load security
      • 0.031% fail on Loading door
    • 0.015% fail on Body security
    • 0.015% fail on Spare wheel
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (69% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts (74% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
      • 0.25% fail on Requirements
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas (95% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment
    • 0.74% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (58% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (56% better than other 2003 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.99% fail on Registration plates and VIN (37% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.97% fail on Registration plate (37% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.015% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.062% fail on Towbars (80% better than other 2003 vans)
    • 0.031% fail on Towbar
    • 0.031% fail on Vehicle structure (86% better than other 2003 vans)