Volkswagen Golf Plus MOT Results

Registered in 2005
53.5% pass rate
from 1,336 tests in 2020
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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf Plus is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 8.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage ball joints (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Anti-roll bar (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint
    • 5.3% fail on Springs
      • 5.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.3% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.075% fail on Mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.97% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.60% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.45% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.075% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.075% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.075% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamps (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Headlamp (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.67% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Rear reflectors (16 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (60% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.37% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.22% fail on Horn
      • 0.075% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.075% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Parking brake performance (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt
          • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.075% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.52% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.45% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
    • 2.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.45% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.075% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.075% fail on Servos
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.075% fail on Pedal
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.075% fail on Servos
    • 0.075% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.075% fail on Lever
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 9.1% fail on Joints (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Prop shafts (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.37% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.30% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.30% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.30% fail on Chassis
      • 0.30% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.30% fail on Body
      • 0.22% fail on Other body component
      • 0.075% fail on Panel
    • 0.30% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
      • 0.075% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.075% fail on Door condition
      • 0.075% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.075% fail on Door condition
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on System
    • 0.075% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.075% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.075% fail on Cabs
      • 0.075% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 5.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.075% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.075% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.075% fail on Undertray
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.075% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.075% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.75% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment
      • 0.075% fail on Requirements
    • 0.30% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.075% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Electronic power steering (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Steering linkage components (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.075% fail on Operation
      • 0.075% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.075% fail on Steering play
      • 0.075% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment

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