Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2006
55.7% pass rate
from 4,625 tests in 2020
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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamps (39% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.67% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.50% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.065% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (33% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Switch
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.086% fail on Horn (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.086% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.043% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.043% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.022% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.022% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (92% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 11% fail on Spark ignition (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Non catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.022% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.022% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.022% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.67% fail on Compression ignition (60% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.065% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.065% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.043% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.022% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.022% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.043% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (95% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Engine oil leaks (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.11% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.11% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 11% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Springs
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 3.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Pins and bushes (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.61% fail on Wheel bearings (48% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.065% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.022% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.30% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.30% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.24% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.24% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Anti-roll bars (99% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.043% fail on Axles
      • 0.043% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.022% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
  • 11% fail on Visibility (57% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers (87% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Washers (31% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on View to rear (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Mirrors (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Indirect vision devices (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.086% fail on Bonnet
  • 10% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (26% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (22% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (59% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.99% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.043% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.32% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (55% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance (57% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.086% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.022% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.19% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.086% fail on Cable
        • 0.043% fail on Lever
        • 0.043% fail on Linkage
        • 0.022% fail on Relay lever
    • 2.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Electronic stability control (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Anti-lock braking system (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.043% fail on Pedal
    • 0.22% fail on Rigid brake pipes (91% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake control (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Lever (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.043% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.043% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.022% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.043% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.022% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.022% fail on Servos
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.6% fail on Transmission (21% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.4% fail on Joints (23% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Drive shaft (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Joints
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (27% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Doors (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Front passenger's door (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Catch
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
        • 0.022% fail on Catch
      • 0.022% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition
    • 0.89% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Chassis (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Chassis condition (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.35% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.043% fail on System
      • 0.022% fail on Tank
    • 0.30% fail on Seats
      • 0.26% fail on Driver's seat (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.24% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Body
      • 0.065% fail on Other body component
    • 0.065% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.043% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.022% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.043% fail on Cabs
      • 0.043% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.022% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Bracket
    • 0.022% fail on Load security
      • 0.022% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.022% fail on Other tailgate component
  • 7.0% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Steering linkage components (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Track rod end (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint (98% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.065% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.50% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.45% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.043% fail on Operation
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering
      • 0.065% fail on Operation
      • 0.065% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.043% fail on Other components
      • 0.022% fail on Pump
      • 0.022% fail on Rams
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.022% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.022% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (16% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on Size/type
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.86% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.67% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.065% fail on Airbags
      • 0.043% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.022% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.69% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment
    • 0.043% fail on Condition

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