Volkswagen Fox MOT Results

Registered in 2009
62.4% pass rate
from 5,108 tests in 2017
(15% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Fox is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (73% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 3.3% fail on Coil springs (18% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (19% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Location
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers (95% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (95% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front drive shafts (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Couplings (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.020% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.70% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.33% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.23% fail on Rear
      • 0.098% fail on Front
    • 0.23% fail on Tie bars/rods (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Bonded suspension (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.078% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.059% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.039% fail on Trailing arms (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.078% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.039% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.039% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (17 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Dipswitch (22 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.020% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front lamps (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.039% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.078% fail on Side repeaters (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Fog lamp (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Tell tale (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.078% fail on Horn
    • 0.059% fail on Battery
    • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 9.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (79% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers (94% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Washers (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Mirrors (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.020% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (17% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
    • 0.020% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Emissions (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Fuel system (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Tank
      • 0.020% fail on Cap
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Rear wheels (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.020% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.020% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.020% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.020% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.020% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.74% fail on Parking brake (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Components (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Servos (24 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.039% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.020% fail on Hoses
      • 0.020% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
      • 0.020% fail on Leaks
    • 0.16% fail on Air and vacuum systems (26 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Components (39 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Servos (53 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Hoses
    • 0.098% fail on ABS
    • 0.098% fail on Restricted movement
  • 0.72% fail on Steering (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Steering system (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Track rod end (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
        • 0.020% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic power steering (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Operation
      • 0.039% fail on Other components
  • 0.47% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.25% fail on Body condition (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Speedometer (30 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Doors
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.059% fail on Seats
      • 0.039% fail on Passengers
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers
    • 0.020% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.020% fail on Load security
      • 0.020% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.20% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Seat belts (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.039% fail on Attachment (82% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.16% fail on Registration plates and VIN (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plate (69% better than other 2009 cars)
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