Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2006
61.3% pass rate
from 4,042 tests in 2017
(8.1% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps (41% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (31% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Rear lamps (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.42% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp (70% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Battery (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.049% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.049% fail on Lamp
    • 0.025% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Washers (51% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.025% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.6% fail on Brakes (25% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels (26% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Front wheels (40% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake imbalance (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Hub components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.92% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.074% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.025% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability system (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Hydraulic systems (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Components (89% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Pipes (93% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Hoses (77% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Servos
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.074% fail on Leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on ABS (64% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
        • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.099% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.099% fail on Cable
    • 0.049% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.049% fail on Components
        • 0.025% fail on Hoses
        • 0.025% fail on Servos
  • 8.2% fail on Suspension (51% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Coil springs (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Location
    • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Component mounting (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front drive shafts (41% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (43% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Couplings (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Condition
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
    • 0.47% fail on Front suspension joints (52% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Rear (85% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Shock absorbers (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Anti-roll bars (98% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (98% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.025% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.049% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (24% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Emissions (88% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on Cap (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on System
      • 0.025% fail on Tank
    • 0.49% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Steering system
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Free play
        • 0.099% fail on Steering rack
        • 0.025% fail on Steering box
      • 0.099% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.025% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
        • 0.025% fail on Steering component
    • 0.049% fail on Power steering (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pump
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
    • 0.025% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.099% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.47% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.74% fail on Doors (93% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Passengers front (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Drivers
      • 0.049% fail on Passengers other (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.099% fail on Drivers
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers
    • 0.049% fail on Load security
      • 0.049% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.025% fail on Body security
  • 0.79% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
    • 0.099% fail on Condition

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