Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2002
50.2% pass rate
from 4,914 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.6% fail on Stop lamp (51% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamps (51% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Headlamp (56% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.061% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.041% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.020% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 6.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps (35% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps (32% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Rear lamps (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators (32% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type (32% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual lamps (64% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on All direction indicators (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (84% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 0.63% fail on Battery
    • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Fog lamp (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.16% fail on Lamp
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 0.18% fail on Horn (73% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.041% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
    • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas (39% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Component mounting (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.041% fail on Spring mounting
    • 4.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.081% fail on Location
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Presence
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front drive shafts (75% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (75% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Couplings
      • 0.041% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.041% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.00% fail on Macpherson strut (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Condition (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Wheel bearings (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Front
      • 0.43% fail on Rear (60% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Sub-frames (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.061% fail on Trailing arms (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Tie bars/rods (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (68% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Emissions (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system (19% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.22% fail on Cap
      • 0.20% fail on System
      • 0.061% fail on Pipe
      • 0.020% fail on Tank
  • 12% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance (36% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear wheels (26% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.020% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.92% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.16% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Components (65% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pipes (62% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Hoses (58% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Servos
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.020% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Electronic stability system (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (68% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
        • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.081% fail on Components
        • 0.061% fail on Servos
        • 0.020% fail on Hoses
      • 0.041% fail on Leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
    • 0.061% fail on Mechanical components (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Lever
      • 0.020% fail on Cable
      • 0.020% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.020% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 9.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.59% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.2% fail on Steering (66% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Steering system (82% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.26% fail on Steering arm (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Free play
        • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.061% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.061% fail on Other components
      • 0.020% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.020% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (40% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (43% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
  • 2.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.85% fail on Body condition
    • 0.55% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers other (90% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Seats
      • 0.33% fail on Drivers
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers
    • 0.39% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.39% fail on Chassis
    • 0.081% fail on Load security
      • 0.061% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.020% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.061% fail on Body security
    • 0.020% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.020% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Condition

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