Volkswagen Golf Plus MOT Results

Registered in 2008
66.0% pass rate
from 1,012 tests in 2020
(15% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf Plus is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.5% fail on Brakes
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (61% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt
          • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.099% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.099% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.79% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.099% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.099% fail on Cable
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.79% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.099% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.099% fail on Pedal
    • 0.099% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.099% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 9.1% fail on Suspension (36% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.4% fail on Springs (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Coil springs (50% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.69% fail on Pins and bushes (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.099% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.099% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.099% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.099% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 8.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.099% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.79% fail on Position lamps (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Position lamp (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Rear reflectors (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.20% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.099% fail on Horn
    • 0.099% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.099% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.099% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.099% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.099% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 6.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.9% fail on Compression ignition (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition (48% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.59% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.099% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.099% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.099% fail on Undertray
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Size/type
  • 5.0% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.40% fail on View to rear
      • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.099% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.0% fail on Transmission
      • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.7% fail on Joints
      • 0.30% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.30% fail on Joints
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.49% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition
      • 0.099% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.099% fail on Door condition
    • 0.20% fail on Undertray
    • 0.099% fail on Body
      • 0.099% fail on Other body component
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.099% fail on Condition
  • 0.40% fail on Steering (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Electronic power steering (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.099% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.20% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment

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