Volkswagen Bora MOT Results

Registered in 2001
55.6% pass rate
from 1,784 tests in 2020
(7.4% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Bora is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.056% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.056% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.56% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.56% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.28% fail on Horn
      • 0.22% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.056% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.056% fail on Switch
    • 0.056% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.056% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 8.5% fail on Suspension arms (43% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.8% fail on Springs
      • 3.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.8% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.056% fail on Mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joints (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.78% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (80% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.39% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.62% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.056% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.62% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.34% fail on Axles
      • 0.22% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Axle
  • 13% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance (21% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.056% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.056% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.056% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.45% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (81% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (86% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.056% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.34% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.28% fail on Cable
        • 0.056% fail on Lever
    • 2.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.34% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.50% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.45% fail on Pedal
      • 0.056% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.39% fail on Lever
    • 0.34% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.28% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Servos
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.056% fail on Servos
      • 0.056% fail on Brake fluid
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.3% fail on Transmission
      • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.0% fail on Joints
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.056% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
    • 1.2% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Other body component (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.45% fail on Door condition
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
    • 0.34% fail on Integral vehicle structure (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (67% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
      • 0.056% fail on Pipe
      • 0.056% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.22% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Chassis (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Chassis condition (80% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.11% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.11% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 9.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 3.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.62% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.11% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.056% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.056% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 2.6% fail on Compression ignition (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.22% fail on Emission control equipment (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Catalytic converter (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (16 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.22% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.056% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.056% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.78% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.50% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (30% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (54% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Condition of glass (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Windscreen (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on View to rear
      • 0.67% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.056% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 4.5% fail on Steering linkage components (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end (65% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
        • 0.056% fail on Steering component
        • 0.056% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.056% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.84% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.84% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Other components
      • 0.056% fail on Operation
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.056% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.056% fail on Universal joint
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (51% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.78% fail on Seat belts (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
    • 0.056% fail on Airbags
      • 0.056% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
    • 0.056% fail on Condition
    • 0.056% fail on Hubs

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