Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2001
50.0% pass rate
from 5,606 tests in 2017
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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.3% fail on Stop lamp (38% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.00% fail on Rear lamps (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp (17% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.018% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.018% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (42% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps (88% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on All direction indicators (68% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Switch
    • 0.89% fail on Battery
    • 0.75% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Fog lamp (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.37% fail on Horn
    • 0.27% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
      • 0.089% fail on Lamp
      • 0.018% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.036% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Suspension (14% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Suspension arms (38% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
      • 0.036% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Coil springs (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Condition (49% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Location
    • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts (31% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Front drive shafts (31% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (32% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Couplings
        • 0.018% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.054% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.054% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas (34% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Component mounting (30% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Subframe mounting (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
      • 0.036% fail on Presence
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (32% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Front
      • 0.54% fail on Rear (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Macpherson strut (87% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (87% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.089% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.089% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.071% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.054% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.018% fail on General condition
    • 0.018% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
    • 0.018% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.018% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 15% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (76% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 11% fail on Emissions (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust system (27% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Emissions not tested (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Fuel system (42% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on System
      • 0.23% fail on Cap
  • 14% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels (20% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (39% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake imbalance (55% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.071% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.018% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 2.9% fail on Electronic stability system (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (57% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Components (62% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Pipes (59% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Hoses (65% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.054% fail on Servos
      • 0.36% fail on Operation (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.7% fail on ABS
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
        • 0.23% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.14% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.12% fail on Cable
      • 0.018% fail on Lever
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.14% fail on Components (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers (17% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.66% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on Mirrors (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.018% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 5.0% fail on Steering system (23% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint (89% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Steering arm (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Free play
        • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.018% fail on Steering damper
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
      • 0.071% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.036% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.018% fail on Pump
      • 0.018% fail on Rams
    • 0.089% fail on Steering control
      • 0.036% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.036% fail on Steering column
      • 0.018% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.018% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.018% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (19% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (49% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (48% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.018% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (55% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (51% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements
  • 2.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (27% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Body condition (42% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Passengers front (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
    • 0.30% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers
      • 0.054% fail on Passengers
    • 0.29% fail on Vehicle structure (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Chassis (62% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Load security (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tailgate (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Bootlid (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.018% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.018% fail on Body security
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.018% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.071% fail on Condition

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