Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2010
67.7% pass rate
from 2,257 tests in 2020
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 (16% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.044% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp (45% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.44% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Position lamps (50% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Position lamp (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.53% fail on Reversing lamps (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Reversing lamps (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.089% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.044% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.044% fail on Horn
    • 0.044% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.044% fail on Switch
    • 0.044% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.044% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.044% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.3% fail on Visibility (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.3% fail on Suspension (42% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Springs
      • 4.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.1% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.66% fail on Ball joint (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.27% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bars (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.044% fail on Linkage
    • 0.089% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.044% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 4.9% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.93% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.93% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.089% fail on Lever
        • 0.044% fail on Cable
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (40% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Rbt (43% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.80% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.80% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.27% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt
          • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.089% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.089% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.27% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.089% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.089% fail on Pedal
      • 0.044% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.089% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.089% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.089% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.044% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.044% fail on Lever
    • 0.044% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (23% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
  • 2.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.3% fail on Spark ignition (51% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (99% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.044% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.27% fail on Compression ignition (78% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (68% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Transmission (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Joints (72% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.27% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Chassis (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Chassis condition (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.044% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.044% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.044% fail on Body
      • 0.044% fail on Other body component
    • 0.044% fail on Seats
      • 0.044% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.044% fail on Undertray
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (75% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.089% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.044% fail on Airbags
      • 0.044% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.49% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Steering linkage components (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.044% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.044% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.044% fail on Other components
        • 0.044% fail on Steering component
    • 0.044% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.044% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.044% fail on Steering play
      • 0.044% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.49% fail on Attachment
  • 0.27% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plates

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