Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2000
45.6% pass rate
from 4,824 tests in 2017
(11% worse than other 2000 cars)
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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Stop lamp (30% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (24% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.4% fail on Front lamps (32% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Rear lamps (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamps (46% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp (49% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.041% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.021% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.021% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.021% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.041% fail on Switch
      • 0.041% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (59% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (59% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual lamps (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on All direction indicators (93% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (81% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 0.64% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Fog lamp (64% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 0.50% fail on Horn
    • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Lamp
      • 0.062% fail on Switch
      • 0.021% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.041% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 25% fail on Suspension (15% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 6.2% fail on Coil springs (99% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Location
    • 5.6% fail on Drive shafts (28% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Front drive shafts (28% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (28% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Couplings
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.12% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.91% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage condition (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Condition
      • 0.021% fail on Presence
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.5% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Wheel bearings (48% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Front
      • 0.41% fail on Rear (65% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Shock absorbers (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition (68% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.31% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.10% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.083% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.021% fail on General condition
    • 0.021% fail on Axles
      • 0.021% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 16% fail on Brakes (8.5% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance (19% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels (56% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components (24% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (47% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.021% fail on Brake back plates
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (54% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Components (58% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pipes (62% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Hoses (33% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.021% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.29% fail on Operation (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Electronic stability system (10 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on ABS (48% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Restricted movement (96% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Parking brake (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
        • 0.25% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.17% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.083% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Cable
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Servos
        • 0.041% fail on Pipes
        • 0.021% fail on Hoses
      • 0.021% fail on Leaks
    • 0.021% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.021% fail on Condition
  • 15% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (37% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 11% fail on Emissions (76% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system (27% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested (60% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on Cap
      • 0.23% fail on System
      • 0.041% fail on Tank
      • 0.021% fail on Pipe
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (21% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Wipers (30% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.70% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (64% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Requirements
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
  • 7.8% fail on Steering (67% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Steering system (84% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Track rod end (69% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack (49% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Free play (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.17% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Steering pivot point (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Steering component
    • 0.46% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.021% fail on Rams
    • 0.062% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.041% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
    • 0.70% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.70% fail on Chassis
    • 0.54% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers other (67% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Drivers (99% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Passengers
    • 0.062% fail on Body security
    • 0.041% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition

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