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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2009
61.8% pass rate
from 9,776 tests in 2020
(14% 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (26% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp (39% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (28% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (19% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (24% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp levelling device (84% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.031% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.010% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (46% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp (47% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.061% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.91% fail on Direction indicators (65% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.91% fail on Flashing type (65% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters (42% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.40% fail on Individual direction indicators (77% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.031% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 0.74% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (65% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Electrical equipment (59% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.30% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn (85% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.061% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring (75% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps (56% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps (55% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.041% fail on Hazard warning (85% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Switch (85% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.041% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.041% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 7.0% fail on Suspension arms (41% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 4.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes (29% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint (66% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (21% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (26% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint (52% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage (50% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (72% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Springs
      • 3.6% fail on Coil springs (49% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 3.6% fail on Coil spring (49% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.041% fail on Mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component (120% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (50% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings (60% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.051% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.082% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.010% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 8.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (12% worse than other 2009 vans)
    • 7.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% worse than other 2009 vans)
      • 6.8% fail on Compression ignition (24% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 3.7% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (43% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 3.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (22% worse than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested (68% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.051% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.020% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.020% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.010% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.020% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.020% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.041% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.031% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.24% fail on Fluid leaks (61% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks (53% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Other leaks (79% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.020% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.010% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.010% fail on Undertray
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility (18% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Washers (16% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers (21% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.55% fail on View to rear (35% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Mirrors (36% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.27% fail on Condition of glass (47% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Windscreen (46% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.4% fail on Brakes (56% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (26% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.81% fail on Brake discs and drums (46% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.80% fail on Brake discs (46% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.16% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (66% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Cable (55% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Lever
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (72% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.82% fail on Service brake performance (54% better than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance (63% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.98% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (81% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.031% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance (71% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt (71% better than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance (69% better than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.041% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (79% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.23% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (77% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (70% better than other 2009 vans)
          • 0.082% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.072% fail on Brake performance not tested (61% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.91% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.89% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.33% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.010% fail on Valves
    • 0.10% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.092% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.082% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.010% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.082% fail on Parking brake control (86% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.082% fail on Lever (86% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.031% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (95% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Hand lever (88% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Pedal
    • 0.031% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
      • 0.010% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.010% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (23% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (36% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (46% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Transmission
      • 3.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.0% fail on Joints
        • 0.092% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.020% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.20% fail on Prop shafts (56% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Joints
    • 0.29% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Doors (55% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.092% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.092% fail on Door condition
      • 0.082% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.061% fail on Door condition
        • 0.010% fail on Catch
        • 0.010% fail on Hinge
      • 0.051% fail on Front passenger's door (74% better than other 2009 vans)
        • 0.051% fail on Door condition (72% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system (79% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.092% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (61% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Tank (81% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Hose
      • 0.010% fail on System
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.010% fail on Bracket
    • 0.11% fail on Body (77% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.082% fail on Other body component (76% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.031% fail on Panel
    • 0.092% fail on Seats (59% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.051% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.072% fail on Bumpers (66% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.020% fail on Integral vehicle structure (95% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (95% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.020% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.020% fail on Carrier
    • 0.020% fail on Undertray
    • 0.010% fail on Load security
      • 0.010% fail on Loading door
    • 0.010% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.010% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.010% fail on Cabs
      • 0.010% fail on Steps
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (42% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.88% fail on Seat belts (35% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.71% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment
      • 0.020% fail on Prescribed areas (96% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.45% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (53% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.020% fail on Airbags
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.75% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.43% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.031% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.010% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.17% fail on Steering gear (56% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack (54% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Operation
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering (70% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Operation (70% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.031% fail on Other components (75% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Pump
    • 0.041% fail on Steering play (76% better than other 2009 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Steering rack (74% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.010% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.010% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.51% fail on Identification of the vehicle (32% better than other 2009 vans)
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plates (32% better than other 2009 vans)
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2009 vans)