Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2012
82.1% pass rate
from 1,915 tests in 2017
(14% better than other 2012 cars)
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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (20% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Fog lamp (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.42% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.42% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.16% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate lamp (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Position lamps (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Front lamps (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamps (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp (88% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 5.3% fail on Suspension (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Location (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.052% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.16% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.16% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.10% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.10% fail on Front
    • 0.10% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.052% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.052% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 3.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (30% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Windscreen (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Washers (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.1% fail on Brakes (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Hub components (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake pads (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.26% fail on Brake performance (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.052% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.052% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.052% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.052% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.052% fail on Condition
    • 0.052% fail on Restricted movement
  • 0.47% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.21% fail on Emissions
    • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.052% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.052% fail on System
  • 0.37% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.21% fail on Seats (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Passengers
    • 0.10% fail on Body condition
    • 0.052% fail on Body security
  • 0.37% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.10% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment
  • 0.052% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.052% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.052% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
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