Volkswagen Fox MOT Results

Registered in 2008
58.4% pass rate
from 5,262 tests in 2017
(13% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Fox is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (45% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (38 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.057% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Switch
      • 0.019% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps (27% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Front lamps (21% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Rear lamps (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual lamps (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (53% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.59% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.057% fail on Battery (79% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 19% fail on Suspension (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Suspension arms (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 5.2% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Front drive shafts (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.038% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (67% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (89% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.4% fail on Coil springs (32% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints (64% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear
      • 0.076% fail on Front (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bonded suspension (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.095% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.076% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.076% fail on Condition
    • 0.076% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.057% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
    • 0.057% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.057% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.038% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.038% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.019% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.019% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.019% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Washers (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.019% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Emissions (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Fuel system (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Cap
      • 0.019% fail on System
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Size/type
    • 0.057% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.2% fail on Brakes (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.99% fail on Rear wheels (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.019% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Brake drums (25 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.65% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Air and vacuum systems (30 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Components (37 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Servos (51 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Leaks (32 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic systems (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Components (73% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Hoses
        • 0.13% fail on Servos (42 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Pipes
        • 0.019% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.057% fail on Leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Operation
    • 0.11% fail on ABS (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.019% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Steering system (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Track rod end (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.076% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.019% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic power steering (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.076% fail on Operation
      • 0.057% fail on Other components
      • 0.019% fail on Rams
    • 0.038% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.019% fail on Steering control
      • 0.019% fail on Steering column
  • 0.48% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.21% fail on Doors
      • 0.076% fail on Drivers
      • 0.076% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.076% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.11% fail on Body condition
    • 0.076% fail on Seats
      • 0.076% fail on Passengers
    • 0.057% fail on Load security
      • 0.057% fail on Bootlid (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.42% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.038% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.019% fail on Requirements
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
  • 0.32% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Condition
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