Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2009
67.1% pass rate
from 1,674 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (27% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamps (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.060% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 6.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp (89% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.96% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.42% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.060% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Lamp (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Horn
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.060% fail on Battery
  • 8.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.60% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.60% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.4% fail on Brakes
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.060% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.78% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.66% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.48% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.060% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.24% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Components (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Hoses
      • 0.060% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.060% fail on Operation
      • 0.060% fail on Leaks
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on ABS
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.060% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.060% fail on Components
        • 0.060% fail on Servos
  • 5.3% fail on Suspension (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.060% fail on Location
    • 0.60% fail on Suspension arms (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.30% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.060% fail on Front
      • 0.060% fail on Rear
    • 0.060% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.060% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.060% fail on Condition
    • 0.060% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.060% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.060% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.060% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.060% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (38% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (84% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.72% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.060% fail on Requirements
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment
  • 0.96% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Emissions
    • 0.24% fail on Exhaust system (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on System
    • 0.060% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.66% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.30% fail on Doors
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.060% fail on Drivers
    • 0.18% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
    • 0.060% fail on Load security
      • 0.060% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.54% fail on Steering (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Steering system
      • 0.36% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.060% fail on Steering arm
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 0.18% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plate

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