Volkswagen Fox MOT Results

Registered in 2010
59.6% pass rate
from 9,013 tests in 2020
(20% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Fox is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (57% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage ball joints (44% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.033% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms (50% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.1% fail on Springs
      • 4.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.1% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.055% fail on Mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.16% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.100% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.078% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.055% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.033% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.011% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (41% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (45% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (72% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.033% fail on Side repeaters (95% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.055% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.47% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.45% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.40% fail on Reversing lamps (67% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Reversing lamps (67% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.27% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.24% fail on Horn
      • 0.022% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.033% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 0.033% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.022% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.011% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility (92% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Washers (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers (93% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear (80% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors (83% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.022% fail on Bonnet (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.022% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.6% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.64% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Rbt (sp) (46% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (62% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking brake performance (70% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.067% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (48% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (48% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums (73% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.022% fail on Cable
        • 0.011% fail on Lever
        • 0.011% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.89% fail on Parking brake control (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pedal (74% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems (20 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks (42 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Servos (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.044% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.033% fail on Servos (18 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.078% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Anti-lock braking system (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Electronic stability control (86% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.044% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.022% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
  • 5.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (94% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.83% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.033% fail on Oxygen sensor (18 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.19% fail on Compression ignition (84% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (95% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.022% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.011% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.078% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (14% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (19% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 5.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Transmission (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Drive shafts (61% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Joints (61% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.022% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.022% fail on Joints
    • 0.27% fail on Doors (76% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front passenger's door (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Driver's door (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Door condition
        • 0.022% fail on Catch (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.089% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.078% fail on Tank (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on System
      • 0.011% fail on Pipe
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.067% fail on Other body component
      • 0.044% fail on Panel
    • 0.044% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.044% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.033% fail on Seats
      • 0.022% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.022% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.011% fail on Undertray
  • 0.63% fail on Steering (65% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Steering linkage components (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.022% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Operation
      • 0.067% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Other components
    • 0.16% fail on Electronic power steering (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Steering gear (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Steering rack (67% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Steering play
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.51% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.32% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (50% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.23% fail on Identification of the vehicle (44% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plates (44% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels (58% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.011% fail on Attachment
  • 0.033% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (16 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Speedometer (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.011% fail on Speed limiter plate
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