Dream car or Budget, which comes first? Tell us your thoughts | No thanks

Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2010
72.4% pass rate
from 9,847 tests in 2017
(30% better than other 2010 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 2010 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (40% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 8.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (15% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (76% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps (79% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.51% fail on Rear lamps (72% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.081% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Fog lamp (56% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 0.81% fail on Headlamps (72% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.78% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
      • 0.010% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.010% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.68% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on Rear reflectors (110% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.36% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (68% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.091% fail on Individual lamps (95% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.20% fail on Battery
    • 0.12% fail on Horn (81% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.10% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.010% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.010% fail on Lamp
    • 0.010% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.0% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (40% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (46% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.081% fail on Linkage condition (76% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment (70% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Location
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (43% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (42% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
    • 0.99% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on Drive shafts (71% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.82% fail on Front drive shafts (70% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.74% fail on Constant velocity joints (73% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.030% fail on Couplings
    • 0.61% fail on Wheel bearings (45% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.53% fail on Rear (120% worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.091% fail on Front (90% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.45% fail on Front suspension joints (54% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.081% fail on Macpherson strut (79% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.081% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.030% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.020% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.010% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
    • 0.010% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.010% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.010% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.010% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.010% fail on Component mounting
  • 5.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (32% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (37% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (26% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on Windscreen (38% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.42% fail on Mirrors (46% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.010% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (13% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (34% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
    • 0.051% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.4% fail on Brakes (62% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components (39% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (33% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs (70% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.86% fail on Brake performance (84% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Parking brake performance (90% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear wheels (88% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Front wheels (74% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake imbalance (66% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.010% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.60% fail on ABS
    • 0.38% fail on Electronic stability system (190% worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic systems (88% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Components (90% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Hoses
        • 0.030% fail on Pipes (99% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.010% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.051% fail on Leaks
      • 0.030% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (74% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.051% fail on Parking brake (94% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Condition (96% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Electronic parking brake (16 times worse than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.051% fail on Mechanical components (76% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Cable (77% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage
    • 0.030% fail on Restricted movement (77% better than other 2010 vans)
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.63% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.58% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.041% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.010% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.50% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.061% fail on Requirements
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
      • 0.010% fail on Installation check
        • 0.010% fail on Anchorage's
  • 0.69% fail on Steering (82% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.39% fail on Steering system (88% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint (69% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.061% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.020% fail on Free play (82% better than other 2010 vans)
        • 0.020% fail on Steering rack (82% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering (54% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Operation (63% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.061% fail on Other components
      • 0.041% fail on Pump
      • 0.030% fail on Drive system (4 times worse than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Pipes and hoses (80% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.010% fail on Steering control
      • 0.010% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.010% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.62% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.40% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (66% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Doors (67% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.061% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.010% fail on Drivers
    • 0.10% fail on Body condition (78% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.071% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.071% fail on Seats
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers (74% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.020% fail on Load security
      • 0.010% fail on Access panel
      • 0.010% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.020% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.010% fail on Body security
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.081% fail on Condition
  • 0.26% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (84% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2010 vans)
    • 0.071% fail on Fuel system (89% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.030% fail on Tank
      • 0.030% fail on System (85% better than other 2010 vans)
      • 0.010% fail on Pipe
    • 0.061% fail on Emissions not tested (62% better than other 2010 vans)
  • 0.020% fail on Towbars
    • 0.020% fail on Towbar