Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2005
59.0% pass rate
from 5,153 tests in 2017
(9.0% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (7.1% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Stop lamp (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.019% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.019% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.019% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Individual lamps (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Fog lamp (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Battery (60% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.058% fail on Horn (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 9.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (25% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.3% fail on Suspension (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.9% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.9% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.078% fail on Couplings (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.039% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Location
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
    • 0.85% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.68% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.64% fail on Front suspension joints (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Macpherson strut (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Front
      • 0.14% fail on Rear (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Shock absorbers (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.078% fail on Anti-roll bars (99% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage condition (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.058% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.039% fail on Trailing arms (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance (31% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear wheels (20% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Front wheels (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.039% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.23% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Hydraulic systems (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Components (79% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Pipes (80% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Hoses (78% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Servos
      • 0.078% fail on Operation
      • 0.039% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.039% fail on Leaks (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on ABS (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.078% fail on Cable
      • 0.058% fail on Lever
      • 0.019% fail on Pivot
    • 0.097% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.097% fail on Pedal
        • 0.078% fail on Condition
        • 0.019% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.039% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.019% fail on Components
        • 0.019% fail on Servos
      • 0.019% fail on Leaks
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres (15% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth (19% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.078% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Emissions (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.74% fail on Emissions not tested (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on System
      • 0.12% fail on Cap
  • 3.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.60% fail on Seat belts (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 2.9% fail on Steering (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering system (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.12% fail on Free play
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.097% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering
      • 0.078% fail on Operation
      • 0.039% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.039% fail on Other components
      • 0.019% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.019% fail on Rams
    • 0.039% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.019% fail on Steering control
      • 0.019% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.64% fail on Doors
      • 0.52% fail on Passengers front (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Drivers
      • 0.058% fail on Passengers other (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Body condition
    • 0.35% fail on Seats (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Drivers (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Passengers
    • 0.078% fail on Load security
      • 0.058% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.019% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.039% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.039% fail on Chassis
    • 0.019% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.99% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Condition

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