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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2013
77.1% pass rate
from 16,324 tests in 2020
(33% better than other 2013 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 2013 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (54% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (11% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.061% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (75% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (51% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (39% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.80% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.78% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.043% fail on Switch
    • 0.70% fail on Headlamps (76% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.63% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.049% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0061% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.67% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.60% fail on Position lamps (83% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.58% fail on Position lamp (83% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps (81% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment (51% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Battery(ies) (140% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.049% fail on Horn (86% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.27% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators (89% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.080% fail on Reversing lamps (78% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Reversing lamps (78% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.049% fail on Daytime running lamps (4 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.049% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.049% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0061% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.012% fail on Hazard warning (93% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Switch (93% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.0061% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0061% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 5.3% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Springs
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs (34% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring (33% worse than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.012% fail on Mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (21% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.77% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (100% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes (43% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joints (65% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.080% fail on Linkage
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.049% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (90% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (54% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.88% fail on Pins and bushes (23% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.67% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.086% fail on Other suspension component (65% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0061% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut (89% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (91% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0061% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.012% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0061% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 4.7% fail on Visibility (25% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (43% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on View to rear (56% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors (57% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0061% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass (50% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen (49% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.098% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.092% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (14% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 3.9% fail on Brakes (57% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (26% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (16% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads (16% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs and drums (53% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.52% fail on Brake discs (53% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.092% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.080% fail on Cable
        • 0.0061% fail on Rod
        • 0.0061% fail on Lever
    • 0.67% fail on Brake performance (83% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (76% better than other 2013 vans)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2013 vans)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (92% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (sp) (92% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.18% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2013 vans)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2013 vans)
          • 0.080% fail on Service brake imbalance (64% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.061% fail on Parking brake performance (92% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.061% fail on Rbt (92% better than other 2013 vans)
          • 0.061% fail on Parking brake performance (91% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.055% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.26% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (53% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-lock braking system (59% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability control (48% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.025% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0061% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.018% fail on Parking brake control (96% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Lever (97% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0061% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.018% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (80% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (76% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.0061% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.0061% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.0061% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.63% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
      • 0.067% fail on Requirements
      • 0.012% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0061% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.51% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.037% fail on Airbags
      • 0.031% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0061% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (72% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.47% fail on Transmission (77% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.43% fail on Joints (76% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.012% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0061% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.012% fail on Belts
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.098% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.031% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.092% fail on Body (73% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.092% fail on Other body component (65% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.086% fail on Doors
      • 0.043% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0061% fail on Catch
      • 0.025% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0061% fail on Catch
      • 0.018% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
    • 0.074% fail on Undertray
    • 0.067% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.061% fail on Bumpers (57% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.037% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.037% fail on Carrier
    • 0.025% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0061% fail on Bracket
    • 0.018% fail on Fuel system (94% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Tank
      • 0.0061% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.0061% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0061% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.94% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (66% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.87% fail on Exhaust emissions (66% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.66% fail on Compression ignition (67% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.58% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.061% fail on Emissions not tested (55% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.012% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.012% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0061% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.21% fail on Spark ignition (65% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (65% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.0061% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.0061% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.043% fail on Fluid leaks (79% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.031% fail on Engine oil leaks (75% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0061% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0061% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.031% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.025% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0061% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.51% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.43% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.31% fail on Steering linkage components (81% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.049% fail on Steering gear (62% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0061% fail on Operation
    • 0.043% fail on Power steering (78% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
      • 0.012% fail on Operation (79% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.012% fail on Pump
    • 0.025% fail on Steering play (72% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.025% fail on Steering rack (72% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.0061% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels (78% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment (66% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2013 vans)
  • 0.018% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.018% fail on Anchorages