Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2008
63.6% pass rate
from 2,425 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamps (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Headlamp (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.082% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.49% fail on Rear lamps (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (32% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Direction indicators (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Flashing type (47% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Individual lamps (51% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.082% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp (89% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.082% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.082% fail on Switch
    • 0.041% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.041% fail on Horn
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.41% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.041% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.082% fail on Location
    • 0.99% fail on Suspension arms (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment
    • 0.70% fail on Drive shafts (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Front drive shafts (64% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Constant velocity joints (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front
      • 0.041% fail on Rear
    • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.041% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.12% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (91% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.082% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.58% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.041% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.45% fail on Front wheels (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.33% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.29% fail on ABS
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.21% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.082% fail on Components (93% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Hoses
        • 0.041% fail on Pipes
      • 0.041% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.041% fail on Leaks
    • 0.082% fail on Parking brake (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.082% fail on Cable
      • 0.041% fail on Lever
    • 0.082% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.082% fail on Components (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Servos (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Restricted movement
  • 1.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering system
      • 0.95% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.041% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.082% fail on Other components
      • 0.041% fail on Operation
      • 0.041% fail on Pump
  • 1.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Emissions
    • 0.41% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.082% fail on Cap
    • 0.041% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Doors (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Passengers front (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
    • 0.082% fail on Load security
      • 0.041% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.041% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.041% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.041% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.041% fail on Chassis
  • 0.95% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.62% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.62% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.33% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.082% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.041% fail on Requirements
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment
  • 0.66% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.49% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.41% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plate

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