Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2011
74.7% pass rate
from 600 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps (88% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp (98% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.33% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.67% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.50% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Battery
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.17% fail on Lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Horn
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (89% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (90% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
  • 4.5% fail on Brakes
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.33% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
        • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 3.0% fail on Suspension (46% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Location
    • 0.33% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.33% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.17% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.17% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 0.83% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.83% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.83% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.50% fail on Emissions
    • 0.33% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.17% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plate

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