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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2014
78.4% pass rate
from 15,349 tests in 2017
(11% better than other 2014 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 2014 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (6.6% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 7.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (60% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (67% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Front lamps (69% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Rear lamps (69% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0065% fail on Switch
    • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.68% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.51% fail on Stop lamp (79% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.50% fail on Headlamps (76% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp (78% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.059% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.039% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.013% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0065% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0065% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0065% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0065% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.14% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.078% fail on Side repeaters (90% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.052% fail on Individual lamps (83% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.0065% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors (44% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.098% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.059% fail on Horn (79% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.039% fail on Battery
    • 0.026% fail on Hazard warning (81% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Lamp
      • 0.013% fail on Switch (88% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.0065% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0065% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (19% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.46% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (5 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.026% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (40% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.95% fail on Wipers (64% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on Windscreen (39% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.020% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0065% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs (54% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.013% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.29% fail on Brake performance (81% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.072% fail on Parking brake performance (91% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.065% fail on Front wheels (76% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.059% fail on Brake imbalance (61% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.059% fail on Rear wheels (89% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.026% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic systems (70% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.091% fail on Components (63% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.085% fail on Hoses (50% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.0065% fail on Pipes
    • 0.052% fail on ABS (69% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.046% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.039% fail on Parking brake (93% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.039% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.013% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.013% fail on Cable
    • 0.0065% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0065% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0065% fail on Condition
  • 2.1% fail on Suspension (19% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.79% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.78% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Location
    • 0.58% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on Anti-roll bars (43% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (37% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0065% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.072% fail on Front suspension joints (65% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.059% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.052% fail on Rear
      • 0.0065% fail on Front
    • 0.026% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.026% fail on Front drive shafts (91% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.026% fail on Constant velocity joints (91% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.0065% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.0065% fail on Pipes
    • 0.0065% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0065% fail on Condition
    • 0.0065% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0065% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0065% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0065% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0065% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0065% fail on Condition
  • 0.98% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (33% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.66% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.085% fail on Requirements (170% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment
    • 0.33% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (47% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.31% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (49% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0065% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.48% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.35% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (53% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Body condition (70% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.078% fail on Doors (51% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.039% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.033% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0065% fail on Drivers
    • 0.072% fail on Seats
      • 0.059% fail on Passengers (160% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers
    • 0.052% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.013% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0065% fail on Body security
  • 0.25% fail on Steering (44% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering system
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.0065% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0065% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.026% fail on Power steering (82% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Operation (79% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0065% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0065% fail on Other components
    • 0.013% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0065% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0065% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.085% fail on Condition
    • 0.085% fail on Attachment
  • 0.12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (63% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.052% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.033% fail on Fuel system (84% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.013% fail on Tank
      • 0.013% fail on System
      • 0.0065% fail on Pipe
    • 0.033% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0065% fail on Emissions