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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2006
56.8% pass rate
from 10,460 tests in 2017
(11% better than other 2006 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 2006 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (16% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 13% fail on Registration plate lamp (17% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp (30% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (46% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps (42% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps (57% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (40% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.029% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.019% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.019% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.038% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.029% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.029% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (62% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (62% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.76% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.49% fail on Individual lamps (80% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.057% fail on All direction indicators (85% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.029% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp (56% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0096% fail on Switch
    • 0.65% fail on Battery (30% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.41% fail on Horn (69% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.076% fail on Hazard warning (87% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Switch (87% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.0096% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0096% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.057% fail on Electrical wiring (68% better than other 2006 vans)
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms (52% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 6.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (53% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (34% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Attachment (93% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.057% fail on Condition
    • 4.6% fail on Drive shafts (21% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 4.5% fail on Front drive shafts (21% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 4.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (22% worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.019% fail on Couplings
        • 0.019% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.096% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.086% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0096% fail on Universal joint
    • 4.0% fail on Coil springs (61% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 3.9% fail on Condition (61% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Location (160% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Front suspension joints (82% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (24% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (24% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings (83% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Rear (40% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.057% fail on Front (97% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.076% fail on Prescribed areas (98% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.067% fail on Component mounting (96% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.0096% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.048% fail on Tie bars/rods (67% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.038% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 0.038% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.019% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.019% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.019% fail on Sub-frames (84% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 0.0096% fail on General condition
    • 0.0096% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0096% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0096% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0096% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0096% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 13% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 5.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (21% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 5.3% fail on Components (17% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 3.1% fail on Pipes (37% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 2.4% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.029% fail on Servos
        • 0.0096% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0096% fail on Pump
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (58% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.067% fail on Leaks (79% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (48% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear wheels (44% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Front wheels (76% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake imbalance (63% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (90% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0096% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components (21% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs (52% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.4% fail on ABS
    • 0.39% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.37% fail on Cable
      • 0.0096% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0096% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Electronic stability system (92% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake (82% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.029% fail on Service brake control components (96% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Pedal (96% better than other 2006 vans)
        • 0.029% fail on Condition
    • 0.029% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0096% fail on Warning
      • 0.0096% fail on Components
        • 0.0096% fail on Servos
      • 0.0096% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0096% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0096% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0096% fail on Warning
    • 0.0096% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (15% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 4.9% fail on Washers (19% worse than other 2006 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (40% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.90% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.74% fail on Windscreen (32% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0096% fail on Glazing
      • 0.0096% fail on Glazing/screen/partition
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (28% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (16% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type (58% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (65% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering system (72% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.46% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack (48% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.086% fail on Free play
        • 0.086% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.038% fail on Steering arm (69% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.0096% fail on Steering box
    • 0.50% fail on Power steering (30% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.038% fail on Pump
      • 0.029% fail on Drive system
      • 0.019% fail on Other components (90% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0096% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (52% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (55% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements
      • 0.048% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.0096% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0096% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.75% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (47% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.67% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (49% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.067% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0096% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (67% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions
    • 0.36% fail on Exhaust system (88% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system (79% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Cap (70% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on System (78% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Tank (77% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.0096% fail on Hose
    • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (53% better than other 2006 vans)
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (70% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on Doors
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.076% fail on Drivers (58% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.28% fail on Body condition (87% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers
      • 0.057% fail on Drivers (69% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.038% fail on Load security
      • 0.019% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0096% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0096% fail on Loading door
    • 0.029% fail on Vehicle structure (97% better than other 2006 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Chassis (97% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.019% fail on Body security (80% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.019% fail on Spare wheel (80% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.0096% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.78% fail on Registration plates and VIN (25% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate (25% better than other 2006 vans)
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2006 vans)
  • 0.019% fail on Towbars (87% better than other 2006 vans)
    • 0.019% fail on Towbar