Volkswagen Bora MOT Results

Registered in 2006
52.6% pass rate
from 392 tests in 2020
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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Bora is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.77% fail on All position lamps (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.77% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.77% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.77% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.26% fail on Horn
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Transmission (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 9.2% fail on Joints (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Drive shaft
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust system (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Doors (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Other passenger's door (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Door condition (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Front passenger's door (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
    • 0.51% fail on Undertray (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Chassis
      • 0.26% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Tank
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.51% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.26% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Brake discs (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.51% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.26% fail on Lever
        • 0.26% fail on Relay lever
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.77% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.77% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.51% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.51% fail on Lever
    • 0.51% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.51% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.26% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 8.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 6.1% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.6% fail on Springs
      • 3.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.6% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.77% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.51% fail on Axles
      • 0.51% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.26% fail on Suspension unit
  • 8.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.4% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.26% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.26% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.26% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition (64% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.26% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.26% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 7.4% fail on Visibility
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on View to rear (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Mirrors (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.26% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.4% fail on Steering (92% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Steering linkage components (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.77% fail on Steering play (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Rams
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.77% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.51% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment

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