Volkswagen Fox MOT Results

Registered in 2006
54.2% pass rate
from 4,573 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Fox is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 7.3% fail on Suspension arms (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Pins and bushes (76% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.6% fail on Springs
      • 4.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.6% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.087% fail on Mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage ball joints (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.044% fail on Linkage (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.66% fail on Wheel bearings (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.044% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint dust cover (22 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Axles
      • 0.044% fail on Axle
      • 0.044% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.044% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (26% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (64% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp (24% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.42% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.48% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp (43% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Switch
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.33% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.33% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system (74% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.20% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
      • 0.066% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.066% fail on Door condition
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.066% fail on Tank
    • 0.15% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.044% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.022% fail on Panel
    • 0.087% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.087% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.022% fail on Chassis
      • 0.022% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.022% fail on Floor
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.022% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.022% fail on Undertray
  • 11% fail on Visibility (61% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Washers (70% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on View to rear (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Mirrors (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.087% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.087% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.087% fail on Windscreen
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (65% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 10.0% fail on Spark ignition (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (71% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested (96% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.044% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.044% fail on NOx sensor (18 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Compression ignition (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.022% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Engine oil leaks (63% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Parking brake performance (63% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (59% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs and drums (72% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Brake discs (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.044% fail on Cable
        • 0.044% fail on Lever
        • 0.022% fail on Linkage
    • 0.79% fail on Parking brake control (59% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Lever (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.52% fail on Hand lever (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 0.61% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.022% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.42% fail on Air and vacuum systems (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Leaks (20 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Servos
      • 0.022% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.022% fail on Valves
    • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.087% fail on Servos (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.31% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.24% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.066% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.066% fail on Other components
    • 0.044% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (30% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (47% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components (39% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (40% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.044% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.022% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.066% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.066% fail on Rams (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Other components
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electronic power steering (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Steering play
      • 0.087% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.66% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Seat belts (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.066% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Airbags
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates (50% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels (59% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Condition
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