Volkswagen Transporter MOT Results

Registered in 2016
82.7% pass rate
from 21,834 tests in 2020
(26% better than other 2016 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 2016 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Transporter is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (44% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (11% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0046% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (32% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (65% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamps (83% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp (87% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (100% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Dipswitch (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Headlamp levelling device (77% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on Direction indicators (82% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Flashing type (82% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (83% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.082% fail on Individual direction indicators (78% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0046% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.22% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (63% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.027% fail on Switch (47% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment (39% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.060% fail on Electrical wiring (23% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Trailer electrical socket (53% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Horn (69% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Battery(ies) (130% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors (22% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.069% fail on Position lamps (69% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.064% fail on Position lamp (70% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0046% fail on Switch
    • 0.050% fail on Reversing lamps (66% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Reversing lamps (65% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.014% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (10% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (28% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.0046% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0046% fail on Switch
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres (11% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (11% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (16% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type (84% worse than other 2016 vans)
  • 3.5% fail on Suspension (8.2% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Springs (90% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring (120% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0046% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0046% fail on Spring saddle
    • 0.66% fail on Suspension arms (14% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint (95% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0046% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.57% fail on Shock absorbers (12% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.53% fail on Anti-roll bars (34% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes (38% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.082% fail on Linkage ball joints (72% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage (40% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (87% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.096% fail on Wheel bearings (43% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.032% fail on Other suspension component (70% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint (70% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0046% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0092% fail on Macpherson strut (82% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Macpherson strut (47% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.0046% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0046% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 2.5% fail on Visibility (50% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (33% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.85% fail on Wipers (68% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass (38% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen (38% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear (44% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors (45% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Indirect vision devices (23% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.078% fail on Driver's view (24% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.0046% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.2% fail on Brakes (62% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (42% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (42% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0092% fail on Brake linings (60% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs and drums (66% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.25% fail on Brake discs (67% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0046% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.014% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (85% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0092% fail on Cable (82% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0046% fail on Lever
    • 0.34% fail on Brake performance (83% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (87% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp) (87% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.092% fail on Service brake performance (87% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.082% fail on Rbt (88% better than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.069% fail on Service brake performance (87% better than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake imbalance (93% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0092% fail on Plate brake tester (30% better than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.0092% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (12% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.073% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.073% fail on Rbt (sp) (60% better than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.064% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake imbalance (80% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake performance not tested (40% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Parking brake performance (92% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.027% fail on Rbt (92% better than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake performance (92% better than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.0046% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 0.11% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (71% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.096% fail on Anti-lock braking system (63% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.027% fail on Electronic stability control (86% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.082% fail on Flexible brake hoses (31% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.018% fail on Parking brake control (94% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Lever (94% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.018% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (48% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (41% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic systems (64% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Reservoirs (19% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0046% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.0092% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (97% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Hand lever (84% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.0092% fail on Rigid brake pipes (93% better than other 2016 vans)
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (23% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (28% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (21% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (51% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.041% fail on Emissions not tested (37% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.037% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (83% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.023% fail on Emission control equipment (64% worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.014% fail on Other emission control equipment (130% worse than other 2016 vans)
          • 0.0092% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (9 times worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0046% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.54% fail on Spark ignition (44% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.54% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (48% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.041% fail on Fluid leaks (61% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Engine oil leaks (48% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.014% fail on Noise suppression (25% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Undertray (28% worse than other 2016 vans)
  • 0.92% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (20% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.54% fail on Seat belts (4.7% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition (1.0% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.041% fail on Requirements (120% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment (16% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0046% fail on Load limiters
      • 0.0046% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.37% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (53% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.018% fail on Airbags (40% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag (19% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0046% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.84% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.25% fail on Exhaust system (47% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (1.2% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.069% fail on Other passenger's door (74% worse than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.069% fail on Door condition (100% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Front passenger's door (9.3% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition (14% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0046% fail on Catch
      • 0.014% fail on Driver's door (65% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0092% fail on Door condition (67% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0046% fail on Hinge
    • 0.11% fail on Transmission (80% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.096% fail on Joints (82% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0092% fail on Drive shaft (27% better than other 2016 vans)
        • 0.0046% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.0046% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0046% fail on Joints
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.096% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Bracket (71% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.060% fail on Bumpers (42% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.050% fail on Body (84% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Other body component (80% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.046% fail on Spare wheel (43% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.037% fail on Carrier (64% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Spare wheel condition (25% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.041% fail on Seats (38% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.032% fail on Passenger's seat (44% worse than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Driver's seat (79% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.037% fail on Undertray (31% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.018% fail on Fuel system (81% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Tank (72% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on System (81% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.0092% fail on Load security (49% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0092% fail on Loading door (27% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.0046% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0046% fail on Other towbar components
  • 0.33% fail on Identification of the vehicle (14% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plates (13% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.0046% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels (11% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment (33% worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.032% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2016 vans)
  • 0.082% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.073% fail on Steering linkage components (79% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.050% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint (31% better than other 2016 vans)
      • 0.0046% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0046% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.0046% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0046% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0046% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0046% fail on Other components
  • 0.018% fail on Seat belt installation check (2 times worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.014% fail on Anchorages (3 times worse than other 2016 vans)
    • 0.0046% fail on Belt(s)/padding