Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2004
52.5% pass rate
from 9,919 tests in 2020
(6.5% better than other 2004 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 2004 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (54% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 4.8% fail on Pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 3.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Suspension arm (80% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 9.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (43% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (95% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes (70% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (42% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.00% fail on Ball joint (59% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.88% fail on Ball joint dust cover (41% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on Linkage
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (49% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.071% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Springs
      • 3.4% fail on Coil springs (48% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 3.3% fail on Coil spring (47% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.081% fail on Mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers (89% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Other suspension component (110% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (88% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.020% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings (77% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (95% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.060% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.050% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.040% fail on Sub-frames (95% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.010% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (10% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim (16% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (61% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp (25% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (12% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps (15% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Position lamp (13% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Electrical equipment (19% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn (21% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.20% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.081% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (52% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (52% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.90% fail on Individual direction indicators (61% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.78% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.010% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (46% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.050% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.10% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.060% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.040% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.071% fail on Hazard warning (89% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Switch (89% better than other 2004 vans)
  • 15% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 7.3% fail on Brake performance (36% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (23% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (22% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (17% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (22% worse than other 2004 vans)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.050% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.050% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.010% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (52% better than other 2004 vans)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2004 vans)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% better than other 2004 vans)
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.050% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.59% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (82% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2004 vans)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance (81% better than other 2004 vans)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested (47% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (20% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.071% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.3% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (100% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Cable (130% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Lever
        • 0.050% fail on Linkage
        • 0.020% fail on Pivot
      • 0.76% fail on Brake discs and drums (39% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.75% fail on Brake discs (37% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.7% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.54% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control (69% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Lever (71% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.020% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.020% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.081% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (89% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Hand lever (78% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Pedal (94% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.050% fail on Load sensing valves (96% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.030% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.020% fail on Leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Servos
    • 0.020% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (92% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
      • 0.010% fail on Additional braking device
  • 7.2% fail on Visibility (33% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (31% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (45% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.92% fail on View to rear
      • 0.91% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.010% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass (56% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen (55% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.7% fail on Steering
    • 5.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 5.3% fail on Track rod end (17% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.040% fail on Drag link end (69% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.010% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.54% fail on Steering gear (47% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.49% fail on Steering rack (48% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Operation
      • 0.010% fail on Steering box
    • 0.45% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
      • 0.081% fail on Operation (64% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Pump
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play (48% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.010% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.010% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.010% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.010% fail on Universal joint
  • 5.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Transmission (32% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Drive shafts (20% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 3.2% fail on Joints (20% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.040% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.010% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.010% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts (89% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Joints (68% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.85% fail on Doors
      • 0.42% fail on Front passenger's door (94% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.41% fail on Door condition (99% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Catch
      • 0.36% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.34% fail on Door condition
        • 0.020% fail on Catch
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's door (55% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.071% fail on Door condition (61% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Hinge
        • 0.010% fail on Catch
    • 0.77% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.29% fail on Body (71% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Other body component (57% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Panel (81% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.26% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.13% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.22% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.21% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.010% fail on Bracket
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system (82% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on System
      • 0.030% fail on Hose
      • 0.030% fail on Pipe (83% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (88% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Tank
    • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure (94% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (94% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.081% fail on Chassis (97% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.081% fail on Chassis condition (97% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.071% fail on Bumpers (86% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.050% fail on Spare wheel (70% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Carrier (75% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.050% fail on Load security
      • 0.040% fail on Loading door
      • 0.010% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.010% fail on Other tailgate component
    • 0.050% fail on Undertray
    • 0.030% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.020% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.010% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.020% fail on Towbar (92% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.010% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.010% fail on Floor
    • 0.010% fail on Cabs
      • 0.010% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (34% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type (54% better than other 2004 vans)
  • 5.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (11% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.5% fail on Compression ignition (16% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 3.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (61% worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested (53% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
          • 0.081% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (4 times worse than other 2004 vans)
          • 0.071% fail on Catalytic converter (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
          • 0.020% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.081% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (62% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.060% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.030% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.010% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 0.23% fail on Spark ignition (74% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.071% fail on Catalyst emissions (71% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.010% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.020% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.010% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.43% fail on Fluid leaks (57% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Engine oil leaks (54% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Other leaks (81% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.010% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.010% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (54% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (59% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.94% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements (110% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment
      • 0.030% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.97% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.091% fail on Airbags
      • 0.081% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.010% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.93% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.020% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.020% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.010% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.010% fail on Doors
      • 0.010% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.010% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.010% fail on Anchorages