Volkswagen Bora MOT Results

Registered in 2004
53.3% pass rate
from 3,005 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Bora is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Position lamp (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.00% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (32% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 0.60% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.37% fail on Horn
      • 0.100% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.100% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.033% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.13% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.100% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.033% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.100% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.100% fail on Switch
    • 0.067% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (90% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.033% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.27% fail on Plate brake tester (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.63% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.20% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Linkage
        • 0.033% fail on Cable
        • 0.033% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.67% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.67% fail on Lever
    • 0.50% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.33% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
    • 0.50% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.40% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.033% fail on Servos
    • 0.067% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.033% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.033% fail on Leaks
    • 0.033% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.033% fail on Other components
  • 15% fail on Suspension (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Suspension arms (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Ball joint (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.033% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.2% fail on Springs
      • 4.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.1% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.033% fail on Mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.067% fail on Linkage ball joints (97% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.83% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.47% fail on Sub-frame (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.033% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.47% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.43% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.100% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.067% fail on Axles
      • 0.033% fail on Axle
      • 0.033% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Transmission (80% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Drive shafts (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Joints (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.47% fail on Prop shafts (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Joints (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Other passenger's door (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Front passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Body condition
    • 0.47% fail on Bumpers (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.100% fail on Pipe
      • 0.067% fail on Hose
      • 0.033% fail on Tank
      • 0.033% fail on System
    • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.100% fail on Chassis (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Chassis condition (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on Seats
      • 0.100% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.067% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.067% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.033% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.033% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.033% fail on Passenger compartment
    • 0.033% fail on Undertray
  • 9.9% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Steering linkage components (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.067% fail on Other components
        • 0.067% fail on Steering linkage (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.033% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.8% fail on Steering gear (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Steering play (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Steering rack (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
  • 7.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.0% fail on Compression ignition (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Catalytic converter (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.033% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition (44% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (59% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested (74% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.033% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.033% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.33% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Engine oil leaks (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.033% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.033% fail on Undertray
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres (16% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type
  • 5.3% fail on Visibility (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on View to rear
      • 0.57% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.067% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.067% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.033% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.47% fail on Prescribed areas (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
    • 0.83% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (48% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Airbags
      • 0.033% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.60% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment
    • 0.067% fail on Condition

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