Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2008
63.7% pass rate
from 11,631 tests in 2017
(19% better than other 2008 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 2008 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (21% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp (6.9% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps (31% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.7% fail on Front lamps (22% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.98% fail on Rear lamps (58% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0086% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp (37% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (38% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.026% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.017% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0086% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0086% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0086% fail on Switch
      • 0.0086% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp (56% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.086% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0086% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Rear reflectors (160% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.79% fail on Direction indicators (74% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.79% fail on Flashing type (74% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.44% fail on Side repeaters (53% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.34% fail on Individual lamps (82% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.026% fail on All direction indicators (90% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Battery (36% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Horn (86% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.095% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.086% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.060% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.026% fail on Hazard warning (94% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Switch (94% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0086% fail on Lamp
  • 14% fail on Suspension (20% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 4.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (30% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (30% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (21% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage condition (49% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 3.6% fail on Coil springs (60% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 3.5% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Location
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0086% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.8% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.7% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.026% fail on Couplings
        • 0.026% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.052% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.052% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Rear
      • 0.077% fail on Front (93% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut (62% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.052% fail on Tie bars/rods (64% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.052% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.026% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.017% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0086% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.026% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Component mounting (93% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0086% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.0086% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.0086% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0086% fail on Condition
    • 0.0086% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 7.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (32% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.79% fail on Windscreen (23% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.71% fail on Mirrors (26% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes (55% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components (23% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs (57% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake calipers (55% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (73% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Front wheels (60% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake imbalance (35% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.043% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0086% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (73% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Components (73% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.77% fail on Pipes (79% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.41% fail on Hoses
        • 0.017% fail on Pump (10 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.0086% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.077% fail on Leaks (65% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.052% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (73% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0086% fail on Operation
    • 0.50% fail on ABS (38% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Mechanical components (52% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Cable (45% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0086% fail on Linkage
    • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake (90% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.052% fail on Restricted movement (78% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.017% fail on Service brake control components (97% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Pedal (97% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.017% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0086% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0086% fail on Components
        • 0.0086% fail on Servos
    • 0.0086% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (18% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (31% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
    • 0.052% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (45% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.86% fail on Seat belts (34% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements (130% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment
      • 0.034% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Installation check (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.026% fail on Anchorage's (7 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.48% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (59% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (60% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0086% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.0086% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.57% fail on Steering system (86% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (72% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Free play (66% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Steering rack (71% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.0086% fail on Steering box
      • 0.034% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.026% fail on Steering arm (75% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.29% fail on Power steering (50% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.11% fail on Operation (57% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Pump
      • 0.017% fail on Other components (90% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0086% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0086% fail on Rams
    • 0.16% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.017% fail on Steering control (85% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0086% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0086% fail on Steering column
  • 0.80% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (62% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.34% fail on Doors (41% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers (80% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0086% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.17% fail on Body condition (80% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.095% fail on Seats (53% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.052% fail on Passengers
      • 0.043% fail on Drivers (68% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.034% fail on Load security
      • 0.017% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0086% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0086% fail on Loading door
    • 0.017% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.0086% fail on Body security
  • 0.72% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (79% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.33% fail on Emissions (36% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Exhaust system (93% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system (87% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on System (86% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Tank (70% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Cap (84% better than other 2008 vans)
  • 0.58% fail on Registration plates and VIN (40% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plate (40% better than other 2008 vans)
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Condition