Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2009
65.8% pass rate
from 8,256 tests in 2017
(19% better than other 2009 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 2009 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (22% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 10.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp (44% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps (50% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps (46% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Rear lamps (64% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.012% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.88% fail on Direction indicators (67% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.88% fail on Flashing type (67% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.52% fail on Side repeaters (35% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.29% fail on Individual lamps (83% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.085% fail on All direction indicators (67% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.75% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.75% fail on Fog lamp (61% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.64% fail on Rear reflectors (100% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Battery
    • 0.15% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.085% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.048% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.036% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.024% fail on Hazard warning (93% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.024% fail on Lamp (79% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Suspension (19% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (20% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (22% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
    • 3.5% fail on Coil springs (51% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (52% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.073% fail on Location
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts (25% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Front drive shafts (24% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 2.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (24% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.048% fail on Couplings
      • 0.012% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.012% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers (24% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (24% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings (56% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Rear (68% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Front
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut (63% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.024% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.012% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Pipes
    • 0.012% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Axles
      • 0.012% fail on King pins
    • 0.012% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 6.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (27% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers (33% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (24% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.73% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.57% fail on Windscreen (40% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.7% fail on Brakes (56% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components (25% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (16% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake discs (51% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.085% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (73% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.76% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.73% fail on Rear wheels (75% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.46% fail on Front wheels (61% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake imbalance (52% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.097% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.012% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.61% fail on ABS
    • 0.52% fail on Hydraulic systems (85% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Components (87% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.33% fail on Hoses
        • 0.073% fail on Pipes (97% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.061% fail on Leaks
      • 0.048% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (71% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.17% fail on Cable
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake (88% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.097% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Electronic parking brake
      • 0.012% fail on Fitment
    • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.036% fail on Restricted movement (82% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.012% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.012% fail on Pedal
        • 0.012% fail on Condition
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (17% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
    • 0.085% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (27% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.69% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment
    • 0.50% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (34% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (37% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.061% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.94% fail on Steering (75% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.65% fail on Steering system (80% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.048% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.024% fail on Free play
        • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.012% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering (44% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.085% fail on Operation
      • 0.061% fail on Other components
      • 0.048% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.036% fail on Drive system
      • 0.024% fail on Pump
    • 0.061% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.012% fail on Steering control
      • 0.012% fail on Steering shaft
  • 0.69% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (53% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Doors (57% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.097% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.085% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.012% fail on Emergency exits
    • 0.18% fail on Body condition (68% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.085% fail on Passengers
      • 0.061% fail on Drivers
    • 0.036% fail on Body security
    • 0.012% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.012% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.55% fail on Registration plates and VIN (37% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plate (36% better than other 2009 vans)
  • 0.46% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (81% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust system (90% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system (78% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.073% fail on Cap
      • 0.061% fail on Tank
      • 0.024% fail on System (91% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions
    • 0.061% fail on Emissions not tested (67% better than other 2009 vans)
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.012% fail on Towbars
    • 0.012% fail on Towbar