Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2015
81.5% pass rate
from 20,684 tests in 2020
(25% better than other 2015 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 2015 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (17% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (82% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.53% fail on Stop lamp (74% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.51% fail on Headlamps (73% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp (76% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0048% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.48% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (32% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp (31% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 0.42% fail on Position lamps (69% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Position lamp (73% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.053% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0048% fail on Switch
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment (40% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.058% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.044% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.044% fail on Horn (67% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.16% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (86% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.034% fail on Individual direction indicators (92% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.015% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.058% fail on Reversing lamps (64% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.048% fail on Reversing lamps (69% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0097% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.039% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.039% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.039% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.0097% fail on Outline marker lamps (95% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0097% fail on All outline marker lamps
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (12% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (24% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.058% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (2 times worse than other 2015 vans)
  • 2.9% fail on Visibility (45% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (20% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.79% fail on Wipers (68% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass (41% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen (42% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0048% fail on Window
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear (55% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors (54% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.082% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.039% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (53% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (23% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (23% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.0048% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.35% fail on Brake discs and drums (49% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.35% fail on Brake discs (48% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (86% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.015% fail on Cable (74% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.38% fail on Brake performance (81% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (79% better than other 2015 vans)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2015 vans)
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake imbalance (85% better than other 2015 vans)
          • 0.0048% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (90% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.0048% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.073% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.073% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2015 vans)
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2015 vans)
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake imbalance (64% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.053% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.029% fail on Parking brake performance (92% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.019% fail on Rbt (94% better than other 2015 vans)
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake performance (93% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.0097% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0097% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.077% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.077% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (80% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.068% fail on Anti-lock braking system (75% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.039% fail on Electronic stability control (83% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.039% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0048% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.029% fail on Parking brake control (92% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Lever (92% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.015% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.015% fail on Rigid brake pipes (88% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.0097% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (98% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0097% fail on Pedal (97% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.0048% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.0048% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0048% fail on Other components
  • 2.7% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 1.0% fail on Springs
      • 1.0% fail on Coil springs (31% worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 1.0% fail on Coil spring (31% worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.0048% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0048% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0048% fail on Spring saddle
    • 0.66% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.62% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.092% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage ball joints (88% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (93% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0048% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.44% fail on Suspension arms (43% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint dust cover (66% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint (95% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.082% fail on Wheel bearings (53% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.029% fail on Other suspension component (80% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0048% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0048% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0048% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0048% fail on Other components
  • 1.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (16% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.90% fail on Compression ignition (18% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.82% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.063% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.024% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (92% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.0048% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0048% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.33% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.029% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.029% fail on Undertray
    • 0.029% fail on Fluid leaks (69% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.029% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.91% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.58% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
      • 0.039% fail on Requirements
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0048% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.34% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.015% fail on Airbags
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.68% fail on Body, chassis, structure (60% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.14% fail on Transmission (78% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (77% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.068% fail on Joints (88% better than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.044% fail on Drive shaft (2 times worse than other 2015 vans)
        • 0.024% fail on Bearing housing (3 times worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0048% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0048% fail on Joints
    • 0.092% fail on Engine mounting (170% worse than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.092% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.087% fail on Body (78% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.068% fail on Other body component (79% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.015% fail on Panel (77% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0048% fail on Body condition
    • 0.087% fail on Doors
      • 0.058% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.048% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0048% fail on Catch
        • 0.0048% fail on Hinge
      • 0.019% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0097% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0097% fail on Door condition
    • 0.058% fail on Exhaust system (54% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.058% fail on Seats
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.029% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.053% fail on Fuel system (62% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.024% fail on Tank
      • 0.019% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (72% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0048% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0048% fail on System
    • 0.039% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.034% fail on Carrier
      • 0.0048% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.034% fail on Undertray
    • 0.029% fail on Bumpers (75% better than other 2015 vans)
    • 0.0097% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0048% fail on Safety device
      • 0.0048% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0048% fail on Load security
      • 0.0048% fail on Dropside
        • 0.0048% fail on Dropside condition
  • 0.57% fail on Steering
    • 0.48% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.46% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.0097% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0048% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0048% fail on Other components
        • 0.0048% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0048% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.034% fail on Power steering (74% better than other 2015 vans)
      • 0.0097% fail on Pump
      • 0.0097% fail on Other components
      • 0.0048% fail on Operation
      • 0.0048% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0048% fail on Rams
    • 0.029% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0048% fail on Operation
    • 0.024% fail on Steering play
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0048% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.068% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on Condition
  • 0.019% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.015% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0048% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0048% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0048% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0048% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0048% fail on Doors
      • 0.0048% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors