Volkswagen Bora MOT Results

Registered in 2001
54.1% pass rate
from 2,742 tests in 2017
(7.6% 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.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.5% fail on Position lamps (22% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Rear lamps (77% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 8.3% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (19% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp (24% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.036% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (49% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (49% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.77% fail on Individual lamps (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Battery
    • 0.36% fail on Horn
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
      • 0.036% fail on Lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.036% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 7.5% fail on Suspension arms (61% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (65% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
    • 5.5% fail on Drive shafts (25% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Front drive shafts (26% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (24% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Couplings (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.073% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.4% fail on Condition
      • 0.073% fail on Location
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment
      • 0.073% fail on Presence (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.2% fail on Front
      • 0.22% fail on Rear (78% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut (94% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (94% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Component mounting (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Subframe mounting (83% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
      • 0.036% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.073% fail on Axles
      • 0.036% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.036% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.036% fail on General condition
    • 0.036% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.036% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 13% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (34% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (26% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front wheels (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.073% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.036% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 4.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.44% fail on Brake calipers (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Brake back plates
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (44% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Components (48% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Pipes (44% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Hoses (47% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.7% fail on ABS
    • 0.58% fail on Parking brake (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Components
        • 0.11% fail on Servos
        • 0.036% fail on Pipes
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Operation
      • 0.036% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.33% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
        • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.036% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.036% fail on Cable
    • 0.036% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (19% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Emissions (40% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.69% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.29% fail on System
      • 0.073% fail on Cap
      • 0.036% fail on Pipe
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
    • 0.036% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (26% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (29% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (32% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.073% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.6% fail on Steering (40% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Steering system (58% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Track rod end (66% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.66% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Free play
        • 0.29% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.073% fail on Other components
        • 0.073% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.036% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.073% fail on Other components
      • 0.036% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.036% fail on Steering control
      • 0.036% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.036% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (51% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.073% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.036% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.80% fail on Seat belts (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment
      • 0.036% fail on Installation check
        • 0.036% fail on Anchorage's
  • 2.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (33% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Doors
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.26% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
    • 0.80% fail on Body condition (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers
      • 0.073% fail on Passengers
    • 0.18% fail on Load security (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Bootlid (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Body security
    • 0.073% fail on Vehicle structure (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Chassis (90% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN (49% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate (50% worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 0.073% fail on Condition
  • 0.036% fail on Towbars
    • 0.036% fail on Towbar

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