Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2004
53.8% pass rate
from 6,683 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.3% fail on Stop lamp (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Headlamps (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Headlamp (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.045% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
      • 0.015% fail on Dipswitch
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Front lamps (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear lamps (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (31% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators (19% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type (19% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual lamps (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.34% fail on Battery (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Fog lamp (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.030% fail on Hazard warning (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 0.015% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Drive shafts (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Front drive shafts (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Couplings
      • 0.090% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.090% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Location
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.24% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.79% fail on Macpherson strut (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Front suspension joints (46% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bars (98% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage condition (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.045% fail on Sub-frames (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.030% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 0.030% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.015% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
  • 10.0% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear wheels (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Front wheels (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake imbalance (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.75% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.25% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.015% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.015% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Components (76% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Pipes (76% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Hoses (72% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.090% fail on Leaks (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.75% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on ABS (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.18% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Components
        • 0.060% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Pipes
      • 0.030% fail on Leaks (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Mechanical components (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Cable (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
      • 0.015% fail on Lever
  • 10.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (15% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.63% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.045% fail on Bonnet (77% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres (11% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
    • 0.075% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Emissions (83% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system (23% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.51% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.31% fail on Cap
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.045% fail on Pipe
      • 0.030% fail on Hose
  • 7.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.72% fail on Seat belts (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Prescribed areas (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements
  • 4.8% fail on Steering
    • 4.6% fail on Steering system
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.75% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.090% fail on Free play
        • 0.090% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.030% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
        • 0.015% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.090% fail on Other components
      • 0.075% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
      • 0.015% fail on Drive system
      • 0.015% fail on Pump
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (31% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Seats (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers
    • 0.33% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Passengers front (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Drivers
    • 0.21% fail on Body condition (69% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Vehicle structure (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Chassis (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Load security
      • 0.030% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.015% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.015% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.94% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on Condition

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