Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2012
74.1% pass rate
from 11,702 tests in 2017
(25% better than other 2012 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 2012 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (42% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 7.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (32% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (77% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps (80% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Rear lamps (68% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on All position lamps (83% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.82% fail on Fog lamp (34% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Tell tale (150% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0085% fail on Switch
    • 0.70% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.44% fail on Headlamps (83% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp (84% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
      • 0.0085% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0085% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0085% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.26% fail on Direction indicators (90% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Flashing type (90% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (74% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.060% fail on Individual lamps (96% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.026% fail on All direction indicators (90% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.0085% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.17% fail on Battery
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.077% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.051% fail on Horn (88% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.043% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0085% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0085% fail on Switch
    • 0.0085% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (17% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (35% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.77% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.29% fail on Mirrors (52% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0085% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 5.7% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Location
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (39% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.89% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (42% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (41% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment
      • 0.077% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.64% fail on Shock absorbers (30% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.64% fail on Condition (29% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.56% fail on Suspension arms (58% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (58% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.43% fail on Drive shafts (78% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Front drive shafts (77% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.37% fail on Constant velocity joints (80% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0085% fail on Couplings
    • 0.15% fail on Front suspension joints (72% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.094% fail on Wheel bearings (89% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.094% fail on Rear
    • 0.034% fail on Macpherson strut (90% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.026% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0085% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0085% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0085% fail on Axles
      • 0.0085% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.0085% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0085% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0085% fail on Component mounting
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (17% worse than other 2012 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (23% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
    • 0.094% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.017% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (6 times worse than other 2012 vans)
  • 3.9% fail on Brakes (55% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components (25% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (19% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs (64% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.58% fail on Brake performance (83% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance (89% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Front wheels (76% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear wheels (89% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Brake imbalance (77% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0085% fail on Gradient hand brake
      • 0.0085% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems (81% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Components (80% better than other 2012 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0085% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0085% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.017% fail on Leaks
    • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.18% fail on ABS (48% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.077% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.068% fail on Cable
      • 0.0085% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.043% fail on Parking brake (93% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.026% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.0085% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0085% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0085% fail on Condition
    • 0.0085% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0085% fail on Components
        • 0.0085% fail on Servos
  • 1.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.56% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
      • 0.068% fail on Requirements
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
      • 0.017% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0085% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.0085% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.48% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.41% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.068% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.56% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.54% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (41% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.085% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.068% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers
    • 0.17% fail on Body condition (54% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.077% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.060% fail on Seats (66% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Passengers
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers (87% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.034% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.017% fail on Load security
      • 0.0085% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0085% fail on Loading door
    • 0.0085% fail on Body security
  • 0.42% fail on Steering (76% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering system (80% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.017% fail on Free play
        • 0.017% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.017% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0085% fail on Steering box
      • 0.0085% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0085% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering (49% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Operation
      • 0.026% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.026% fail on Pump
      • 0.0085% fail on Other components
    • 0.017% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0085% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0085% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.077% fail on Condition
  • 0.21% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (76% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.085% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2012 vans)
    • 0.060% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.051% fail on Fuel system (88% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on System (81% better than other 2012 vans)
      • 0.0085% fail on Tank
      • 0.0085% fail on Pipe
    • 0.017% fail on Emissions