Volkswagen Fox MOT Results

Registered in 2009
57.0% pass rate
from 5,858 tests in 2020
(18% 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.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (58% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 7.2% fail on Suspension arms (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.9% fail on Springs
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.9% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.051% fail on Mounting
      • 0.017% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.2% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.051% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.034% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.051% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.017% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (34% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (34% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (23% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Position lamps (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Position lamp (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 0.89% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Main beam tell-tale (23 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical equipment (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Horn
      • 0.017% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.017% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.085% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.085% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 9.8% fail on Visibility (78% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Washers (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Transmission (75% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts (75% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Joints (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Joints
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
        • 0.017% fail on Hinge
      • 0.068% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.068% fail on Door condition
      • 0.034% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.034% fail on Door condition
    • 0.20% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.085% fail on Tank
      • 0.051% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.034% fail on Hose
    • 0.085% fail on Body
      • 0.085% fail on Other body component
    • 0.034% fail on Seats
      • 0.017% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.017% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.017% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.017% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.017% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.017% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 6.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (92% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.27% fail on Compression ignition (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (85% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.034% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.034% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.034% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.017% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.017% fail on Undertray
    • 0.034% fail on Fluid leaks (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Engine oil leaks (83% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (19% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Brakes (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (29% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (28% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (27% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.65% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.34% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.085% fail on Parking brake performance (88% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Rbt (92% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake performance (94% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs and drums (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Brake discs (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.017% fail on Lever
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake control (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Lever (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.46% fail on Hand lever (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pedal
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-lock braking system (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Electronic stability control (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.085% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.017% fail on Servos
      • 0.017% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.017% fail on Valves
    • 0.085% fail on Air and vacuum systems (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Leaks (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.051% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.034% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Steering linkage components (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Track rod end (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.017% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.017% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Other components
      • 0.068% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.10% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.085% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Steering play
      • 0.034% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.44% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (48% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.034% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.017% fail on Airbags
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Condition (98% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Attachment (89% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates (52% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.034% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.034% fail on Belt(s)/padding (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
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