Volkswagen Golf Plus MOT Results

Registered in 2006
55.4% pass rate
from 1,998 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf Plus is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 8.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage ball joints (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Anti-roll bar (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.050% fail on Linkage
      • 0.050% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 5.8% fail on Springs (33% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Coil springs (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Coil spring (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.95% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.050% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.050% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.050% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamps (28% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Individual direction indicators (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Position lamps (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Position lamp (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Stop lamp (94% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Switch
    • 0.25% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.10% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.050% fail on Horn
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Transmission (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Drive shafts (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.050% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.50% fail on Prop shafts (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.30% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on System
      • 0.10% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.30% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.30% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.30% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Panel
      • 0.10% fail on Other body component
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
      • 0.050% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.050% fail on Door condition
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Undertray
    • 0.10% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.10% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.050% fail on Chassis
      • 0.050% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.050% fail on Cabs
      • 0.050% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 10% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (49% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (42% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (39% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Parking brake performance (54% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt (52% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.050% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.60% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (39% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Brake pads (40% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.050% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.20% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
        • 0.050% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.10% fail on Servos
      • 0.050% fail on Leaks
    • 0.15% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.050% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.050% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.050% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.050% fail on Other braking system component
  • 9.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.050% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition (40% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.75% fail on Catalyst emissions (60% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.050% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.050% fail on Undertray
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
  • 4.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.35% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.050% fail on Airbags
      • 0.050% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility (33% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (33% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on View to rear
      • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.10% fail on Indirect vision devices (18 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.050% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.50% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Electronic power steering (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering linkage components (96% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.050% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.10% fail on Steering play
      • 0.10% 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
  • 0.050% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.050% fail on Speedometer

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