Volkswagen Fox MOT Results

Registered in 2008
54.0% pass rate
from 5,990 tests in 2020
(16% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.067% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.47% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Horn (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.033% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.083% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Main beam tell-tale (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 19% fail on Suspension (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Suspension arms (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage ball joints (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Linkage (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.033% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 4.7% fail on Springs
      • 4.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.7% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.067% fail on Mounting
      • 0.017% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.58% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.45% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.017% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.017% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.083% fail on Axles
      • 0.067% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.017% fail on Axle
    • 0.083% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.067% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Sub-frames (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.017% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Transmission (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Joints (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.017% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.32% fail on Prop shafts (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust system (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
      • 0.050% fail on Panel
      • 0.033% fail on Body condition (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.083% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.017% fail on Tank
      • 0.017% fail on Hose
      • 0.017% fail on Pipe
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.067% fail on Doors (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.050% fail on Door condition
      • 0.017% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.017% fail on Door condition
    • 0.067% fail on Seats
      • 0.067% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.050% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.050% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.050% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.033% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.017% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.017% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.017% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 12% fail on Visibility (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Washers (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers (79% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on View to rear (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Mirrors (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.083% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.083% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.050% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (93% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.017% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.017% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.40% fail on Compression ignition (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.033% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.017% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.017% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.017% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.017% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.017% fail on Undertray
  • 5.6% fail on Brakes (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (37% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (37% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.98% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.82% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (61% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt (sp) (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance (77% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (45% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (46% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs and drums (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Brake discs (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.033% fail on Linkage
        • 0.017% fail on Cable
    • 0.67% fail on Parking brake control (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Lever (84% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Air and vacuum systems (30 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Leaks (47 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Servos (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Valves
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.43% fail on Hand lever (93% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Pedal
    • 0.28% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Anti-lock braking system (48% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.083% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.033% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.017% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.083% fail on Rigid brake pipes (93% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.050% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.050% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.050% fail on Other components
    • 0.017% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (42% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 1.9% fail on Steering
    • 0.95% fail on Steering linkage components (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Track rod end (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.017% fail on Other components
        • 0.017% fail on Steering component
    • 0.47% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pump
      • 0.017% fail on Rams
    • 0.28% fail on Electronic power steering (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.033% fail on Operation
    • 0.10% fail on Steering play
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.017% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.40% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Airbags
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment (72% better than other 2008 cars)
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