Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 1999
46.4% pass rate
from 110 tests in 2020
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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (70% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 9.1% fail on Headlamp (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.91% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.6% fail on Horn (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.91% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.91% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.91% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.91% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt
          • 0.91% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 4.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.8% fail on Electronic stability control (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.91% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.91% fail on Linkage
    • 1.8% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.8% fail on Pedal (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.91% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.91% fail on Lever
    • 0.91% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.91% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.91% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.91% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.91% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.91% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.91% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 7.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.91% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.6% fail on Springs
      • 3.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.6% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.8% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.91% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.91% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.91% fail on Linkage
    • 0.91% fail on Axles
      • 0.91% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.91% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.91% fail on Sub-frame
  • 13% fail on Visibility
    • 8.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.91% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.91% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.91% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.91% fail on View to rear
      • 0.91% fail on Mirrors
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 3.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.91% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.91% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.91% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Transmission
      • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.8% fail on Joints
    • 0.91% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.91% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.91% fail on Chassis
      • 0.91% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.91% fail on Body
      • 0.91% fail on Other body component
  • 4.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.8% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.6% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.91% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.91% fail on Condition
  • 3.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.91% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.91% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.91% fail on Attachment

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