Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2013
76.8% pass rate
from 13,905 tests in 2017
(22% 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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 6.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (22% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (77% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps (79% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.33% fail on Rear lamps (76% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.058% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0072% fail on Switch
    • 0.86% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.83% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.10% fail on Tell tale (180% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.75% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.47% fail on Headlamps (81% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp (81% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0072% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0072% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.27% fail on Direction indicators (83% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Flashing type (83% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters (69% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.058% fail on Individual lamps (93% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.014% fail on All direction indicators (92% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.10% fail on Battery
    • 0.093% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.029% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (74% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning (90% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0072% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0072% fail on Switch
  • 5.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (34% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.65% fail on Windscreen (29% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.27% fail on Mirrors (50% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.079% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (26% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
    • 0.036% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.022% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.30% fail on Brake discs (48% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.036% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.40% fail on Brake performance (83% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (89% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.093% fail on Rear wheels (89% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.086% fail on Front wheels (82% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake imbalance (73% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems (66% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Components (59% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.12% fail on Hoses
        • 0.022% fail on Pipes (88% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
    • 0.11% fail on ABS (54% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.058% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.050% fail on Parking brake (91% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Condition (91% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.029% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.029% fail on Cable
    • 0.022% fail on Service brake control components (96% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Pedal (96% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.0072% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0072% fail on Components
        • 0.0072% fail on Hoses
    • 0.0072% fail on Restricted movement
  • 3.5% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (95% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (91% worse than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.065% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.80% fail on Anti-roll bars (33% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (39% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.036% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0072% fail on Condition
      • 0.0072% fail on Attachment
    • 0.56% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Suspension arms (26% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.50% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0072% fail on Condition
      • 0.0072% fail on Attachment
    • 0.27% fail on Drive shafts (65% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Front drive shafts (65% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.27% fail on Constant velocity joints (65% better than other 2013 vans)
        • 0.0072% fail on Couplings
    • 0.12% fail on Front suspension joints (55% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.10% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.079% fail on Rear
      • 0.022% fail on Front (94% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.029% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0072% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.0072% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.0072% fail on General condition
  • 0.97% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (31% worse than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.58% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
      • 0.086% fail on Requirements
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0072% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.0072% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.41% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.38% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.41% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.34% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (54% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Body condition (72% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.072% fail on Seats
      • 0.043% fail on Passengers
      • 0.029% fail on Drivers
    • 0.065% fail on Doors (63% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.043% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.022% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.050% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.029% fail on Body security
    • 0.0072% fail on Load security
      • 0.0072% fail on Loading door
    • 0.0072% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.30% fail on Steering (66% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering system (71% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Track rod end (72% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0072% fail on Other components
        • 0.0072% fail on Steering component
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering (54% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.079% fail on Operation
      • 0.014% fail on Pump
      • 0.0072% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.014% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0072% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.072% fail on Attachment
  • 0.17% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (71% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.058% fail on Exhaust system (67% better than other 2013 vans)
    • 0.058% fail on Fuel system (83% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on System (79% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Cap (89% better than other 2013 vans)
      • 0.0072% fail on Tank
      • 0.0072% fail on Pipe
    • 0.036% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.029% fail on Emissions