Volkswagen Bora MOT Results

Registered in 2003
53.2% pass rate
from 2,970 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Bora is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.034% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (31% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (38% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.034% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.67% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.44% fail on Horn
      • 0.13% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.067% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.034% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.067% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.034% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.034% fail on Switch
  • 16% fail on Suspension (13% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Suspension arms (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Pins and bushes (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.4% fail on Springs (51% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Coil spring (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.034% fail on Torsion bar
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.067% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.067% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.84% fail on Wheel bearings (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.37% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.067% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.067% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.30% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.13% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.034% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.034% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.067% fail on Axles
      • 0.067% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.067% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.034% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 13% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Brake performance (19% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.067% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.64% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (63% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance (58% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.034% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.34% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.24% fail on Cable
        • 0.067% fail on Lever
        • 0.034% fail on Rod
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (33% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.77% fail on Electronic stability control (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.37% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.30% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Leaks (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Servos
      • 0.034% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.30% fail on Lever
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.034% fail on Servos
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.034% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.034% fail on Other components
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Transmission (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Drive shafts (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Joints (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.034% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.067% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.067% fail on Joints
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.2% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Other passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Hinge
      • 0.61% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Hinge
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition
    • 0.81% fail on Body (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Other body component
    • 0.40% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.30% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.27% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.067% fail on Tank
      • 0.067% fail on Pipe
      • 0.067% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.067% fail on System
    • 0.27% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.034% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.13% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.10% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.034% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.067% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.034% fail on Bracket
    • 0.034% fail on Chassis
      • 0.034% fail on Chassis condition
  • 8.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.4% fail on Spark ignition (18% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested (63% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.034% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.034% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 2.9% fail on Compression ignition (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Catalytic converter (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.067% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.034% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.034% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.34% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 8.5% fail on Steering (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Steering linkage components (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Track rod end (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.067% fail on Other components
        • 0.067% fail on Steering linkage (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.034% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.067% fail on Operation
    • 0.37% fail on Steering play (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
      • 0.034% fail on Operation
    • 0.034% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (38% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on View to rear
      • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.034% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Seat belts (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
    • 0.034% fail on Airbags
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.84% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment

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