Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2013
86.9% pass rate
from 3,849 tests in 2017
(22% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.4% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plate lamp (44% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.65% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.57% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.026% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.23% fail on Position lamps (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front lamps (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.16% fail on Stop lamp (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamps (87% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp (87% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (37% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.026% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (33% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Washers
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.052% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.6% fail on Suspension (56% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment (16 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.052% fail on Bonded suspension (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Condition (14 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.052% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.026% fail on Front
      • 0.026% fail on Rear
    • 0.052% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.052% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.052% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.026% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.026% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.78% fail on Brakes (72% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Hub components (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake pads (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.26% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.10% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.052% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.026% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.026% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.026% fail on Cable
    • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.026% fail on Leaks
    • 0.026% fail on ABS
  • 0.44% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.16% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.078% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.10% fail on Steering
    • 0.10% fail on Steering system
      • 0.078% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.026% fail on Steering arm
  • 0.10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.052% fail on Doors
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.026% fail on Body condition
    • 0.026% fail on Seats
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers
  • 0.052% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.026% fail on System
    • 0.026% fail on Emissions not tested
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