Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2004
51.8% pass rate
from 8,461 tests in 2017
(6.0% 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.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (9.4% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 13% fail on Registration plate lamp (13% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 6.6% fail on Position lamps (23% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 5.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps (55% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.047% fail on All position lamps (75% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.024% fail on Switch
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp (25% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (55% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (55% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.89% fail on Individual lamps (67% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.86% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators (78% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.024% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp (50% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.083% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.059% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Horn (29% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (65% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.047% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.035% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.024% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.024% fail on Switch
      • 0.012% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.71% fail on Battery (53% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.14% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.071% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.024% fail on Hazard warning (97% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
      • 0.012% fail on Tell tale
  • 26% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 7.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (74% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.64% fail on Attachment (50% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.047% fail on Presence (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 8.1% fail on Suspension arms (73% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 7.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 5.0% fail on Front suspension joints (110% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Coil springs (45% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Location (180% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts (15% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Front drive shafts (14% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 3.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (15% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.059% fail on Couplings
        • 0.012% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.035% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.4% fail on Shock absorbers (72% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (73% worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings (77% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Rear
      • 0.17% fail on Front (91% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Component mounting (95% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.059% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.047% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.024% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.012% fail on General condition
    • 0.012% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Pipes
    • 0.012% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Axles
      • 0.012% fail on Clearance
  • 16% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 7.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (15% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 7.0% fail on Components (13% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 3.8% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2004 vans)
        • 3.8% fail on Pipes (36% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.035% fail on Reservoirs (78% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.035% fail on Valves (98% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks (61% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (55% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.024% fail on Operation (84% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance (46% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance (39% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels (39% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels (66% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake imbalance (51% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.083% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.024% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.024% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.3% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads (20% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs (42% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake calipers (96% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.3% fail on ABS
    • 0.98% fail on Mechanical components (120% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.95% fail on Cable (150% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Lever
    • 0.33% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake (76% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Restricted movement (56% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.024% fail on Service brake control components (97% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.024% fail on Pedal (97% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.024% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.012% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.012% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
    • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (31% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (40% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (43% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.95% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.012% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 6.8% fail on Tyres (19% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
    • 0.047% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.2% fail on Steering (11% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 5.3% fail on Steering system
      • 4.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.52% fail on Steering rack (43% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Free play (61% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (56% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Steering arm (62% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.024% fail on Other components (81% better than other 2004 vans)
        • 0.024% fail on Steering pivot point (79% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.77% fail on Power steering
      • 0.44% fail on Pipes and hoses (97% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Operation
      • 0.071% fail on Other components (72% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.024% fail on Pump
      • 0.012% fail on Drive system
      • 0.012% fail on Rams
    • 0.21% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.035% fail on Steering control (85% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.012% fail on Steering column
    • 0.012% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (60% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (68% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Requirements (91% worse than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas (95% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.012% fail on Installation check
        • 0.012% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.96% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (43% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (43% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (74% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.72% fail on Emissions (53% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.69% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (58% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system (87% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.083% fail on System (79% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.024% fail on Tank (88% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.024% fail on Cap (93% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Pipe
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (77% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.71% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.059% fail on Drivers (70% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.46% fail on Body condition (87% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Seats (46% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
      • 0.095% fail on Passengers
    • 0.059% fail on Engine mountings (69% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.047% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.035% fail on Vehicle structure (98% better than other 2004 vans)
      • 0.035% fail on Chassis (98% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.035% fail on Body security (75% better than other 2004 vans)
  • 0.99% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.083% fail on Condition
  • 0.024% fail on Towbars (90% better than other 2004 vans)
    • 0.024% fail on Towbar