Volkswagen Golf Plus MOT Results

Registered in 2007
60.9% pass rate
from 1,472 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf Plus is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps (39% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Individual direction indicators (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Rear reflectors (17 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Position lamps (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Position lamp (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical equipment (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.068% fail on Horn
  • 13% fail on Suspension (17% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (54% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 3.7% fail on Springs
      • 3.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.54% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.068% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.068% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.068% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.068% fail on Other suspension component
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 6.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (78% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (78% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.068% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt
          • 0.68% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.068% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.068% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.61% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.068% fail on Cable
        • 0.068% fail on Lever
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (80% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.068% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.27% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.27% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.20% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.20% fail on Lever
    • 0.14% fail on Rigid brake pipes (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.068% fail on Pedal
    • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.068% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.068% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.068% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.068% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 6.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.0% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.20% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.068% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.068% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (60% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.14% fail on Catalyst emissions (92% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.068% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 6.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.0% fail on Transmission (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Drive shafts (84% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Joints (84% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.068% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.068% fail on Joints
    • 0.88% fail on Exhaust system (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Doors
      • 0.61% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.068% fail on Catch
      • 0.068% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.068% fail on Door condition
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.068% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.068% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.068% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.068% fail on Pipe
    • 0.068% fail on Body
      • 0.068% fail on Other body component
    • 0.068% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.068% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.068% fail on Undertray
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (34% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.068% fail on View to rear
      • 0.068% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (94% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
      • 0.48% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.068% fail on Airbags
      • 0.068% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.48% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.20% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment

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