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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2008
59.6% pass rate
from 13,842 tests in 2020
(14% 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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (26% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp (35% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (29% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps (25% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp (24% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on All position lamps (71% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (33% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (36% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.036% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.4% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (57% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.029% fail on Switch
      • 0.0072% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0072% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.92% fail on Direction indicators (67% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Flashing type (67% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters (45% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.44% fail on Individual direction indicators (77% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on All direction indicators (84% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0072% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0072% fail on Arm
    • 0.46% fail on Electrical equipment (71% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Horn (80% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.051% fail on Electrical wiring (68% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Trailer electrical socket (86% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.029% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.029% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning (96% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Switch (96% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0072% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0072% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 16% fail on Suspension (8.4% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 7.7% fail on Suspension arms (35% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 4.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes (43% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (27% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (29% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint (34% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage (45% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (77% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Springs
      • 3.6% fail on Coil springs (79% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 3.6% fail on Coil spring (79% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.036% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0072% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.0072% fail on Torsion bar
    • 1.6% fail on Other suspension component (130% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.036% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0072% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.61% fail on Wheel bearings (64% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut (40% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.051% fail on Pins and bushes (65% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0072% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.079% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (95% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.051% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0072% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0072% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0072% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.0072% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0072% fail on Pipes
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (22% worse than other 2008 vans)
    • 8.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (30% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 7.0% fail on Compression ignition (38% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 3.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (37% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (60% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (67% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested (51% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.029% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.022% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.014% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0072% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.029% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.022% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.051% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.0072% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0072% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks (63% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks (56% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Other leaks (88% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0072% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.014% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.014% fail on Undertray
  • 8.2% fail on Brakes (51% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (63% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (70% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.0072% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (51% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance (49% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.0072% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0072% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (60% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 1.00% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.051% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (79% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0072% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0072% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.41% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (67% better than other 2008 vans)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake performance not tested (88% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (32% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (19% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (19% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.76% fail on Brake discs and drums (55% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.76% fail on Brake discs (54% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (49% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.23% fail on Cable (45% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.051% fail on Lever
        • 0.014% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0072% fail on Rod
        • 0.0072% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.0072% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (74% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.67% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (46% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.60% fail on Anti-lock braking system (44% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability control (37% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.41% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid (66% worse than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.10% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (56% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.094% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0072% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.087% fail on Parking brake control (87% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.087% fail on Lever (87% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.058% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (92% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Hand lever (82% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Pedal (96% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.022% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
      • 0.0072% fail on Additional braking device
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility (18% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (38% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.69% fail on View to rear (25% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.69% fail on Mirrors (24% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0072% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass (53% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen (52% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Transmission
      • 3.7% fail on Drive shafts (25% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 3.5% fail on Joints (23% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shaft (170% worse than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.029% fail on Bearing housing
        • 0.0072% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.20% fail on Prop shafts (63% better than other 2008 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Joints
        • 0.0072% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.48% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition
        • 0.014% fail on Hinge
      • 0.17% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0072% fail on Catch
      • 0.058% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.051% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0072% fail on Catch
    • 0.29% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.087% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.15% fail on Body (74% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component (66% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Panel (90% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0072% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.014% fail on Bracket
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system (84% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (82% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on System (65% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Tank (89% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Hose (87% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.0072% fail on Pipe
    • 0.065% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.043% fail on Carrier
      • 0.022% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.058% fail on Bumpers (76% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.043% fail on Undertray
    • 0.036% fail on Integral vehicle structure (95% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (95% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.022% fail on Chassis (96% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Chassis condition (96% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.014% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.014% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0072% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0072% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0072% fail on Load security
      • 0.0072% fail on Loading door
    • 0.0072% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0072% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (31% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.97% fail on Seat belts (47% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment
      • 0.058% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.50% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.022% fail on Airbags
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.55% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0072% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.25% fail on Steering gear (62% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack (68% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Operation
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering (57% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.072% fail on Pipes and hoses (54% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.072% fail on Other components (64% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.065% fail on Operation (63% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Pump
      • 0.014% fail on Rams
    • 0.043% fail on Steering play (76% better than other 2008 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Steering rack (75% better than other 2008 vans)
    • 0.0072% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 0.029% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.022% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0072% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0072% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0072% fail on Speedometer