Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 1999
55.5% pass rate
from 128 tests in 2017
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.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 7.0% fail on Direction indicators (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Flashing type (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.6% fail on Switch (32 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Tell tale (10 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Hazard warning (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Switch (13 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Battery
    • 0.78% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.78% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front wheels
    • 5.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.5% fail on Components
        • 3.1% fail on Hoses
        • 2.3% fail on Pipes
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.78% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.6% fail on Electronic stability system (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.78% fail on ABS
    • 0.78% fail on Restricted movement
  • 12% fail on Suspension (45% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.78% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.6% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.78% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.6% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.6% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.78% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.78% fail on Front
    • 0.78% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.0% fail on Emissions
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.78% fail on Hose
      • 0.78% fail on Cap
      • 0.78% fail on System
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 10% fail on Tyres
    • 5.5% fail on Condition
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 8.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.7% fail on Washers
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.78% fail on Steering arm
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.78% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.78% fail on Chassis
    • 0.78% fail on Body condition
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate

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