Volkswagen Bora MOT Results

Registered in 2002
53.5% pass rate
from 2,791 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Bora is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.072% fail on Headlamp levelling device (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (37% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (37% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.64% fail on Individual direction indicators (59% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.072% fail on Switch
    • 0.72% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.39% fail on Horn
      • 0.29% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.036% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 9.4% fail on Suspension arms (53% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.072% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.072% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.2% fail on Springs (55% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Coil springs (59% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Coil spring (60% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.072% fail on Linkage ball joints (96% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.036% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.75% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (76% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.50% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.29% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.072% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.50% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.072% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.43% fail on Axles (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Axle
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.036% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.036% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.072% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.036% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.036% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.036% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.79% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.64% fail on Service brake imbalance (55% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (35% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (74% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake discs (77% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.072% fail on Cable
        • 0.036% fail on Lever
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (39% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.64% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.54% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.32% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Operation
      • 0.036% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.036% fail on Servos
      • 0.036% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.072% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Lever (66% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.036% fail on Other components
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Transmission (53% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Drive shafts (57% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Joints (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.036% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.25% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.25% fail on Joints
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system (33% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition
    • 0.86% fail on Body (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Other body component
    • 0.43% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.32% fail on Integral vehicle structure (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (60% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.036% fail on Tank
      • 0.036% fail on Hose
      • 0.036% fail on System
    • 0.25% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.036% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.18% fail on Boot lid (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.036% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.036% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.036% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.82% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.072% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.036% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.036% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Emission control equipment (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Catalytic converter (18 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.036% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.036% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.39% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.036% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.036% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.82% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.68% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.072% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.036% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.036% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.11% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.11% fail on Undertray
  • 8.5% fail on Steering (83% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Steering linkage components (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.036% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.036% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.036% fail on Other components
        • 0.036% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.3% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.036% fail on Operation
    • 0.61% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Rams (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.036% fail on Pump
    • 0.21% fail on Steering play
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.072% fail on Steering wheel
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility (28% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers (32% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on View to rear
      • 0.47% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.39% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.36% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (18% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Seat belts (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Prescribed areas (68% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.072% fail on Requirements
    • 0.72% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Airbags
      • 0.072% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Condition

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