Volkswagen Bora MOT Results

Registered in 2000
52.6% pass rate
from 1,402 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Bora is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.6% fail on Headlamps (47% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp (50% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.071% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.86% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.78% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.071% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.43% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.43% fail on Horn
      • 0.21% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 0.071% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.071% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.071% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.071% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 9.4% fail on Suspension arms (82% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Pins and bushes (200% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.8% fail on Springs (78% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Coil springs (89% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Coil spring (93% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (33% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.071% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.71% fail on Macpherson strut (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.071% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.64% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (86% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.43% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.21% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.36% fail on Axles
      • 0.21% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Axle
    • 0.071% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.071% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.071% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.071% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.43% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (83% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance (83% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.071% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.36% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.29% fail on Cable
        • 0.071% fail on Lever
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (49% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Air and vacuum systems (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Servos (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
      • 0.071% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.071% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.071% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.071% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.071% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.86% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.071% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.071% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.071% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.071% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 2.6% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.14% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (33 times worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.071% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.50% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.50% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.071% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.071% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.071% fail on Undertray
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.1% fail on Transmission
      • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.0% fail on Joints
        • 0.071% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.071% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.071% fail on Joints
    • 0.93% fail on Doors
      • 0.64% fail on Other passenger's door (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Door condition (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
      • 0.071% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.071% fail on Door condition
    • 0.50% fail on Integral vehicle structure (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (65% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.071% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.36% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.36% fail on Body
      • 0.21% fail on Panel
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
    • 0.29% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.071% fail on Tank
      • 0.071% fail on Pipe
    • 0.21% fail on Boot lid (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Boot lid condition (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Chassis
      • 0.071% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.071% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.071% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.071% fail on Seats
      • 0.071% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.071% fail on Undertray
  • 6.8% fail on Steering (62% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Steering linkage components (68% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Track rod end (87% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.071% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.78% fail on Steering play (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.14% fail on Pump
      • 0.071% fail on Operation
    • 0.071% fail on Steering wheel
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on View to rear
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.071% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.071% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.071% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (67% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Seat belts (78% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment
      • 0.071% fail on Requirements
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.071% fail on Condition

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