Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2010
70.5% pass rate
from 1,947 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (54% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps (58% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (63% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.051% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.77% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.51% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.051% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.15% fail on Battery
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.051% fail on Horn
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (69% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (87% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers (65% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
  • 4.6% fail on Brakes
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.051% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.82% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.62% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.56% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.21% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.31% fail on ABS
    • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.051% fail on Components
        • 0.051% fail on Hoses
    • 0.10% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.051% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.051% fail on Lever
    • 0.051% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.051% fail on Warning
  • 3.9% fail on Suspension (52% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.67% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.36% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.36% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.36% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.21% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.10% fail on Front
      • 0.051% fail on Rear
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.051% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.051% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.051% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
  • 0.72% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (49% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Emissions
    • 0.15% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on System
    • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.62% fail on Steering
    • 0.51% fail on Steering system
      • 0.41% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.051% fail on Free play
        • 0.051% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.051% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.051% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Pump (52 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.62% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
  • 0.21% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.051% fail on Body condition
    • 0.051% fail on Doors
      • 0.051% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.051% fail on Seats
      • 0.051% fail on Drivers
    • 0.051% fail on Load security
      • 0.051% fail on Bootlid

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