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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2011
74.5% pass rate
from 11,110 tests in 2017
(32% better than other 2011 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 2011 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (48% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 6.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (36% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (75% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps (74% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.35% fail on Rear lamps (78% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps (87% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.91% fail on Fog lamp (45% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Tell tale (140% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.60% fail on Headlamps (79% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp (80% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0090% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0090% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0090% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0090% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0090% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0090% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0090% fail on Switch
    • 0.46% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Rear reflectors (61% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators (86% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type (86% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (75% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Individual lamps (90% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.0090% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0090% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.18% fail on Battery
    • 0.081% fail on Horn (87% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.063% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.036% fail on Hazard warning (88% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Switch (83% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.036% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.018% fail on Electrical wiring (79% better than other 2011 vans)
  • 6.9% fail on Suspension (42% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (31% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (33% worse than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0090% fail on Location
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (47% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (41% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage condition (72% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment (74% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0090% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.79% fail on Suspension arms (57% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (57% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.68% fail on Drive shafts (72% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on Front drive shafts (72% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.61% fail on Constant velocity joints (74% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.036% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.018% fail on Couplings
      • 0.018% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.018% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings (62% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Rear
      • 0.063% fail on Front (92% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Front suspension joints (74% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.072% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.045% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.027% fail on Macpherson strut (93% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.018% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.018% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.018% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.0090% fail on General condition
    • 0.0090% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0090% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0090% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0090% fail on Condition
    • 0.0090% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0090% fail on Condition
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (9.8% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (27% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
    • 0.090% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (37% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (23% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on Windscreen (35% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Mirrors (62% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0090% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 4.3% fail on Brakes (57% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components (25% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (17% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs (57% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Brake calipers (76% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.82% fail on Brake performance (81% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance (89% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Front wheels (68% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear wheels (86% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.072% fail on Brake imbalance (76% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0090% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability system (100% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems (88% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.18% fail on Components (89% better than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0090% fail on Pipes
      • 0.036% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0090% fail on Operation
      • 0.0090% fail on Leaks
    • 0.23% fail on ABS (47% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.090% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.090% fail on Cable
    • 0.036% fail on Parking brake (95% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Condition (95% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.0090% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0090% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0090% fail on Condition
    • 0.0090% fail on Restricted movement
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (26% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.69% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment
      • 0.018% fail on Installation check (6 times worse than other 2011 vans)
        • 0.0090% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.0090% fail on Belt(s)/padding
      • 0.0090% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.68% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.63% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.036% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0090% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.87% fail on Steering (72% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.75% fail on Steering system (72% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Track rod end (74% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.054% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.027% fail on Free play
        • 0.027% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.018% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0090% fail on Other components
        • 0.0090% fail on Steering component
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering (57% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.072% fail on Operation
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
      • 0.018% fail on Pump
      • 0.0090% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.018% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.70% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.46% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (53% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Body condition (54% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Doors
      • 0.090% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.036% fail on Drivers
      • 0.027% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.063% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.054% fail on Seats (71% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Passengers
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers (87% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.018% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.0090% fail on Load security
      • 0.0090% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment (86% worse than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.072% fail on Condition
  • 0.14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (89% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.090% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2011 vans)
    • 0.027% fail on Fuel system (96% better than other 2011 vans)
      • 0.0090% fail on Tank
      • 0.0090% fail on Cap
      • 0.0090% fail on System
    • 0.027% fail on Emissions not tested (77% better than other 2011 vans)