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Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2014
78.8% pass rate
from 18,325 tests in 2020
(26% 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.

  • 8.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (39% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (90% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (15% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.82% fail on Headlamps (67% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.73% fail on Headlamp (70% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.70% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (27% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp (27% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp (28% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.67% fail on Stop lamp (79% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.56% fail on Position lamps (76% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Position lamp (76% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.033% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical equipment (60% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.060% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.038% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.033% fail on Horn (90% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.049% fail on Individual direction indicators (91% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.060% fail on Daytime running lamps (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.060% fail on Reversing lamps (72% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Reversing lamps (72% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.060% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.038% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.022% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.022% fail on Outline marker lamps (93% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Outline marker lamp (92% better than other 2014 vans)
  • 4.5% fail on Suspension (10% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Springs (73% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring (120% worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.016% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0055% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0055% fail on Leaf spring
    • 0.99% fail on Anti-roll bars (28% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes (45% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (100% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joints (72% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.076% fail on Linkage
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint (59% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0055% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.68% fail on Suspension arms (53% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint dust cover (55% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.65% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings (50% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.044% fail on Other suspension component (78% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0055% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut (88% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (87% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0055% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0055% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0055% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0055% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0055% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres (15% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (30% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.033% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (5 times worse than other 2014 vans)
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (51% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (20% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (13% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads (13% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs and drums (43% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.49% fail on Brake discs (43% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.098% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.093% fail on Cable
        • 0.011% fail on Lever
    • 0.51% fail on Brake performance (82% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (78% better than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.049% fail on Service brake imbalance (82% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.0055% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0055% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (91% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp) (91% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.076% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake imbalance (72% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.0055% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0055% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0055% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0055% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.060% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.022% fail on Parking brake performance (96% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Rbt (96% better than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance (98% better than other 2014 vans)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (82% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.26% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (45% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Anti-lock braking system (37% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability control (50% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.055% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.049% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0055% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.033% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.016% fail on Parking brake control (96% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Lever (97% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0055% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.011% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (98% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0055% fail on Pedal
      • 0.0055% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.0055% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.0055% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0055% fail on Other components
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility (45% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.91% fail on Wipers (67% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.28% fail on Condition of glass (34% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.27% fail on Windscreen (35% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0055% fail on Window
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear (62% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors (62% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0055% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.049% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.62% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
      • 0.087% fail on Requirements (180% worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.44% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.033% fail on Airbags
      • 0.033% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.98% fail on Steering (36% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.94% fail on Steering linkage components (22% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Track rod end (18% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.016% fail on Power steering (91% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on Pipes and hoses (89% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0055% fail on Operation
      • 0.0055% fail on Other components
    • 0.011% fail on Steering column
    • 0.011% fail on Steering play
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.77% fail on Body, chassis, structure (66% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Transmission (77% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Joints (80% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.038% fail on Drive shaft (2 times worse than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.022% fail on Bearing housing (3 times worse than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0055% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0055% fail on Joints
    • 0.10% fail on Doors
      • 0.060% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.049% fail on Door condition
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
      • 0.033% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.033% fail on Door condition
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's door (80% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition
    • 0.087% fail on Seats
      • 0.060% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.071% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.071% fail on Undertray
    • 0.065% fail on Body (81% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Other body component (84% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Panel (73% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0055% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.044% fail on Fuel system (76% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.022% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (78% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.011% fail on System
      • 0.0055% fail on Tank
      • 0.0055% fail on Pipe
    • 0.033% fail on Bumpers (74% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.033% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0055% fail on Bracket
    • 0.027% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.022% fail on Carrier
      • 0.011% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0055% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0055% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0055% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0055% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0055% fail on Load security
      • 0.0055% fail on Loading door
  • 0.66% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (70% better than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.63% fail on Exhaust emissions (70% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Compression ignition (73% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (66% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.049% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.022% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.016% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0055% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.0055% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.022% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (95% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.0055% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.20% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2014 vans)
        • 0.0055% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.0055% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.022% fail on Fluid leaks (82% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.016% fail on Engine oil leaks (79% better than other 2014 vans)
      • 0.0055% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.016% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.016% fail on Undertray
  • 0.41% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels (70% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment (100% worse than other 2014 vans)
    • 0.071% fail on Condition
  • 0.0055% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0055% fail on Anchorages