Volkswagen Fox MOT Results

Registered in 2011
67.3% pass rate
from 2,681 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Fox is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.075% fail on Dipswitch (16 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Switch (50 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.71% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (89% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp (90% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.075% fail on Switch
    • 0.19% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.19% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
      • 0.037% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.075% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.037% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.037% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.4% fail on Visibility (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Washers (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.075% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.037% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.037% fail on Window
    • 0.037% fail on Driver's view
  • 9.1% fail on Suspension
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.9% fail on Springs
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers (73% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Suspension arms (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.30% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 5.1% fail on Brakes
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.86% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.82% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.037% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (38% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (40% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs and drums (79% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Brake discs (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.037% fail on Cable
        • 0.037% fail on Lever
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pedal
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.45% fail on Lever
    • 0.26% fail on Air and vacuum systems (60 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks (113 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Servos
    • 0.22% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.11% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.075% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.037% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (26% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (62% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Bumpers (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
      • 0.075% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.075% fail on Door condition
      • 0.075% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.075% fail on Door condition
    • 0.15% fail on Transmission (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Joints (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.075% fail on Tank
      • 0.037% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
    • 0.037% fail on Seats
      • 0.037% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.037% fail on Undertray
  • 3.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (84% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Emissions not tested (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.075% fail on Non catalyst emissions (14 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Compression ignition (73% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.037% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.60% fail on Steering (51% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Other components
      • 0.037% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.22% fail on Electronic power steering (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.075% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.075% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.45% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.037% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.037% fail on Speedometer
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