Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2005
55.0% pass rate
from 9,325 tests in 2017
(10.0% better than other 2005 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 2005 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (12% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 14% fail on Registration plate lamp (31% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp (27% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps (39% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps (27% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.99% fail on Rear lamps (64% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on All position lamps (81% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (60% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (61% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.054% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.011% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.011% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp (58% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Tell tale (77% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (67% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (67% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.72% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.54% fail on Individual lamps (79% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.075% fail on All direction indicators (85% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.021% fail on Switch
        • 0.011% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.1% fail on Horn (34% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.62% fail on Battery (50% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.043% fail on Hazard warning (93% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Switch (92% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Lamp
    • 0.032% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (81% better than other 2005 vans)
  • 24% fail on Suspension
    • 9.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (54% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 6.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (66% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.59% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.58% fail on Attachment (73% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.021% fail on Presence
    • 6.9% fail on Suspension arms (53% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 6.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (54% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 4.8% fail on Drive shafts (27% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 4.8% fail on Front drive shafts (30% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 4.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (29% worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.054% fail on Couplings
        • 0.043% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.021% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (80% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.4% fail on Front suspension joints (83% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Coil springs (26% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.7% fail on Condition (25% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.097% fail on Location
    • 3.5% fail on Shock absorbers (82% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Condition (82% worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.39% fail on Wheel bearings (83% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Rear
      • 0.054% fail on Front (97% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Component mounting (96% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Spring mounting (99% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.075% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.064% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 0.043% fail on Fluid suspension (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Suspension unit (3 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.043% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.043% fail on Condition
    • 0.043% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.043% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.021% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.021% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.021% fail on Sub-frames (87% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Condition
    • 0.011% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 14% fail on Brakes (25% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 6.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (10% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 6.6% fail on Components
        • 4.2% fail on Pipes (23% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 2.8% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks (60% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (59% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance (50% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (43% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear wheels (49% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Front wheels (69% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake imbalance (48% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.075% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.032% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.011% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components (18% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs (51% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.011% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.8% fail on ABS
    • 0.44% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.42% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.40% fail on Cable
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake (82% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Restricted movement (55% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.054% fail on Service brake control components (92% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.054% fail on Pedal (92% better than other 2005 vans)
        • 0.054% fail on Condition
    • 0.021% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.021% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.011% fail on Warning
      • 0.011% fail on Components
        • 0.011% fail on Hoses
  • 7.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (31% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (34% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (38% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.86% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.83% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (28% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (42% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
    • 0.097% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.7% fail on Steering (58% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system (62% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Steering rack (36% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.13% fail on Free play
        • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
        • 0.021% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.46% fail on Power steering (40% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.19% fail on Operation (47% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Other components (84% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.021% fail on Drive system
      • 0.011% fail on Rams
    • 0.17% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.043% fail on Steering control (72% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.011% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.011% fail on Steering column
      • 0.011% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.011% fail on Universal joint
  • 2.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (56% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (61% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.84% fail on Condition
      • 0.27% fail on Requirements (160% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment
      • 0.075% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.93% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (49% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.86% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (50% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.086% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (70% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.77% fail on Doors
      • 0.47% fail on Passengers front (71% worse than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.054% fail on Drivers (75% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.42% fail on Body condition (85% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Seats (52% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers
      • 0.043% fail on Drivers (84% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.032% fail on Vehicle structure (97% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Chassis (97% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.032% fail on Body security (73% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.032% fail on Spare wheel (73% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.021% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.011% fail on Load security
      • 0.011% fail on Loading door
  • 1.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (77% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.66% fail on Emissions (46% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.46% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested (63% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system (89% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.075% fail on System (82% better than other 2005 vans)
      • 0.054% fail on Cap (82% better than other 2005 vans)
  • 0.82% fail on Registration plates and VIN (27% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plate (26% better than other 2005 vans)
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.021% fail on Towbars (87% better than other 2005 vans)
    • 0.021% fail on Towbar