Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2007
56.4% pass rate
from 14,713 tests in 2020
(9.5% better than other 2007 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 2007 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp (25% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (21% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (59% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps (23% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp (22% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.082% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (30% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (37% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp levelling device (110% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0068% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (58% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (58% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.69% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.63% fail on Individual direction indicators (71% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.048% fail on All direction indicators (72% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (54% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.054% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Rear reflectors (170% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on Electrical equipment (52% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Horn (64% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.088% fail on Electrical wiring (50% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.054% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.034% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.027% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.014% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.027% fail on Outline marker lamps (94% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Outline marker lamp (94% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.0068% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.027% fail on Hazard warning (93% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Switch (93% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.0068% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0068% fail on Reversing lamp switch
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.7% fail on Suspension arms (44% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 5.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes (93% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (57% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (22% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (37% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (21% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint (38% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage (41% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (74% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.0% fail on Springs
      • 4.0% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 3.9% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.061% fail on Mounting (2 times worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Other suspension component (110% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0068% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers (27% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.52% fail on Wheel bearings (72% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.088% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.14% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (94% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.068% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.041% fail on Sub-frames (84% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0068% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.020% fail on Axles (74% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.0068% fail on Axle
    • 0.020% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.014% fail on Pipes (6 times worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.0068% fail on Bellows
  • 11% fail on Brakes (41% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (49% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (48% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (48% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.041% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (39% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (40% better than other 2007 vans)
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (37% better than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (54% better than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.0068% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.048% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.027% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.020% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0068% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0068% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (54% better than other 2007 vans)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance (56% better than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.0068% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0068% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0068% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.47% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (70% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake imbalance (63% better than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.0068% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0068% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested (57% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (18% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads (18% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs and drums (48% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.90% fail on Brake discs (47% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (30% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.31% fail on Cable
        • 0.061% fail on Lever
        • 0.014% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0068% fail on Rod
        • 0.0068% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0068% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (48% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (46% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.75% fail on Anti-lock braking system (41% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability control (47% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.37% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.014% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0068% fail on Servos
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake control (81% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Lever (80% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (56% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.061% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (92% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Hand lever (84% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Pedal (95% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.020% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (75% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
      • 0.0068% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.0068% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0068% fail on Servos
    • 0.0068% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 9.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.6% fail on Washers (29% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (28% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.73% fail on View to rear
      • 0.73% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass (50% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen (52% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Window
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (26% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 8.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 6.9% fail on Compression ignition (40% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 3.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (77% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 2.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (32% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested (39% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.10% fail on Emission control equipment (120% worse than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.034% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.034% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (2 times worse than other 2007 vans)
          • 0.027% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0068% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.068% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.048% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (28% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Catalyst emissions (74% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0068% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.42% fail on Fluid leaks (48% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Engine oil leaks (40% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Other leaks (74% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.0068% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0068% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 6.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (40% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 4.2% fail on Transmission
      • 4.0% fail on Drive shafts (28% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 4.0% fail on Joints (27% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.048% fail on Bearing housing (4 times worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.014% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.16% fail on Prop shafts (80% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Joints (53% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.0068% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.64% fail on Doors
      • 0.32% fail on Front passenger's door (48% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition (49% worse than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.0068% fail on Catch
      • 0.29% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition
        • 0.014% fail on Catch
        • 0.0068% fail on Hinge
      • 0.048% fail on Driver's door (68% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.041% fail on Door condition (69% better than other 2007 vans)
        • 0.0068% fail on Hinge
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust system (81% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.24% fail on Body (62% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component (55% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.061% fail on Panel (66% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.095% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.088% fail on Driver's seat (53% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.020% fail on Bracket
    • 0.10% fail on Fuel system (86% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.054% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (75% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Tank (88% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on System (87% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.0068% fail on Hose
      • 0.0068% fail on Pipe
    • 0.082% fail on Bumpers (70% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.061% fail on Undertray
    • 0.048% fail on Spare wheel (62% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Carrier
      • 0.0068% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.041% fail on Integral vehicle structure (96% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (97% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.0068% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.041% fail on Chassis (95% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Chassis condition (95% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.041% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.041% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.027% fail on Load security
      • 0.014% fail on Loading door
      • 0.0068% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0068% fail on Dropside
        • 0.0068% fail on Dropside condition
    • 0.014% fail on Towbar (89% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.0068% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0068% fail on Other towbar components
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (20% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (47% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (46% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.96% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements (110% worse than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas (93% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.79% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (51% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.041% fail on Airbags
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0068% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.034% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
        • 0.014% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0068% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.42% fail on Steering gear (52% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Steering rack (57% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.054% fail on Operation
      • 0.0068% fail on Steering box
    • 0.39% fail on Power steering (37% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.11% fail on Other components (53% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Pump
    • 0.082% fail on Steering play (59% better than other 2007 vans)
      • 0.082% fail on Steering rack (56% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.014% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0068% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle (23% better than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.054% fail on Seat belt installation check (160% worse than other 2007 vans)
    • 0.034% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.020% fail on Belt(s)/padding