Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2007
62.1% pass rate
from 3,268 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.9% fail on Headlamps (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Headlamp (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.031% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.031% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.34% fail on Rear lamps (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Switch (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.83% fail on Direction indicators (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Flashing type (66% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Individual lamps (64% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.52% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Battery (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Horn (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.031% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
      • 0.031% fail on Tell tale
  • 9.5% fail on Suspension (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Location
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Component mounting (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Subframe mounting (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Drive shafts (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Front drive shafts (62% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Constant velocity joints (63% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Couplings
      • 0.031% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.031% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.83% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front
      • 0.061% fail on Rear (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.092% fail on Shock absorbers (94% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.031% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 9.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers (71% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Washers (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.061% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.9% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.76% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.031% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.031% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.80% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.92% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Hydraulic systems (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Components (82% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Hoses
        • 0.061% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Servos (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Leaks
      • 0.061% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.46% fail on ABS
    • 0.31% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.092% fail on Pedal
        • 0.092% fail on Condition
    • 0.031% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.031% fail on Cable
    • 0.031% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.031% fail on Components
        • 0.031% fail on Servos
  • 6.8% fail on Tyres (16% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (22% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions
    • 0.52% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on Cap
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.031% fail on Pipe
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.061% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Free play
        • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
        • 0.031% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering
      • 0.031% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.031% fail on Drive system
      • 0.031% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.031% fail on Rams
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (90% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (90% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Doors (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Passengers front (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.061% fail on Drivers
    • 0.24% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Passengers
    • 0.21% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.12% fail on Chassis
  • 0.46% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Condition

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