Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2011
67.2% pass rate
from 701 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamps (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.00% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.00% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.00% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.00% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.29% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.14% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 8.4% fail on Visibility (88% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.43% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.43% fail on View to rear
      • 0.43% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.1% fail on Suspension
    • 5.0% fail on Springs
      • 5.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.0% fail on Coil spring (55% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (79 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.29% fail on Suspension arms (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 5.8% fail on Brakes
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.00% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.00% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt
          • 0.43% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.29% fail on Pedal
    • 0.29% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.29% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 4.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.14% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.14% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.00% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.57% fail on Transmission
      • 0.29% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.29% fail on Joints
      • 0.29% fail on Prop shafts (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Joints (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.14% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.86% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.71% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.71% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.29% fail on Steering
    • 0.29% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
        • 0.14% fail on Steering component

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