Volkswagen Beetle MOT Results

Registered in 2016
88.6% pass rate
from 2,321 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Beetle is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.86% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.043% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.34% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.30% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.17% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.086% fail on Headlamps (83% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.043% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.043% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 2.8% fail on Suspension (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (16 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes (42 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.086% fail on Springs
      • 0.086% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.086% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.043% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.043% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 1.4% fail on Visibility (52% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Wipers (52% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Washers
    • 0.043% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.043% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.043% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.043% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.39% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.39% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.39% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.26% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.086% fail on Emissions not tested (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.043% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.043% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.13% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.30% fail on Brakes (85% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Mechanical brake components (91% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake linings and pads (90% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Brake pads (90% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.086% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.086% fail on Rbt
          • 0.086% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.043% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.043% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.043% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.043% fail on Brake fluid
  • 0.26% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.086% fail on Doors
      • 0.086% fail on Front passenger's door (10 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Door condition (11 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.043% fail on Pipe
  • 0.086% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.043% fail on Condition
    • 0.043% fail on Attachment
  • 0.043% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.043% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
Read the Honest John Review

  • Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet (2013 - 2019)
    Relatively practical for a convertible with space for four adults, strong image with styling that turns heads especially with the roof down, fun to own especially on sunny days.
  • Volkswagen Beetle (2012 - 2019)
    Huge improvement on previous Beetle. Distinctive interior harks back to original Beetle. Enjoyable to drive. Engine line-up includes 1.2 TSI 105PS and economical 1.6 TDI.

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