Volkswagen Bora MOT Results

Registered in 2004
54.4% pass rate
from 2,272 tests in 2020
(1.3% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Bora is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (1.6% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps (1.6% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp (0.60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (40% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (10% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (17% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (17% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (33% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters (2.9% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators (5.7% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Electrical equipment (26% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Horn (3.9% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Battery(ies) (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.53% fail on Position lamps (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Position lamp (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.044% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.044% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Brakes (12% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Plate brake tester (82% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.088% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.044% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (3.5% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (1.1% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (6.5% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake imbalance (0.29% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (8.9% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (6.4% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (7.6% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.48% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (99% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Cable (0.30% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Relay lever
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (14% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system (12% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Electronic stability control (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.79% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (6.8% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake control (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Lever (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hand lever (4.0% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Flexible brake hoses (6.9% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Hydraulic systems (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Brake fluid (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.044% fail on Servos
    • 0.044% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.044% fail on Leaks
  • 14% fail on Suspension (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Suspension arms (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Pins and bushes (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Ball joint (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint dust cover (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Suspension arm (77% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Springs (7.1% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Coil springs (6.8% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Coil spring (6.1% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings (3.9% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (35% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes (13% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.044% fail on Linkage
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component (6.2% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.40% fail on Sub-frames (16% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Sub-frame (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.13% fail on Axles (7.8% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Transmission (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Drive shafts (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Joints (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.35% fail on Prop shafts (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Other passenger's door (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Catch
      • 0.40% fail on Front passenger's door (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Body (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Panel (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Other body component (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Body condition
    • 0.70% fail on Integral vehicle structure (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Chassis (17% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Chassis condition (16% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (28% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers (16% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seats (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Driver's seat (22% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.088% fail on Undertray (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Floor
  • 9.5% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Steering linkage components (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drag link end (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Steering box
    • 0.35% fail on Steering play (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Power steering (0.67% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Operation (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pump
      • 0.044% fail on Other components
  • 7.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (1.0% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (0.50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition (38% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (18% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (56% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested (64% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.044% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 3.5% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Emissions not tested (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.088% fail on Catalytic converter (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.088% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.044% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.40% fail on Fluid leaks (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Engine oil leaks (1.4% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.044% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (17% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (7.6% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (32% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type (39% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on View to rear (95% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Mirrors (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Bonnet (59% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (26% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (17% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (22% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Prescribed areas (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Requirements
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (32% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.70% fail on Identification of the vehicle (0.87% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plates (1.3% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment (7.5% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.044% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.044% fail on Anchorages

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