Volkswagen Golf Plus MOT Results

Registered in 2009
71.8% pass rate
from 1,213 tests in 2020
(24% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf Plus is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (34% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.74% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.49% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.16% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.082% fail on Horn
  • 6.7% fail on Brakes
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.082% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.082% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.66% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.66% fail on Rbt
          • 0.58% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.082% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.25% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.082% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.49% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.082% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.082% fail on Cable
    • 0.49% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.49% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.082% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.082% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.082% fail on Lever
    • 0.082% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.082% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.5% fail on Suspension (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Springs (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joints (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.082% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.16% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.082% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.082% fail on Window
    • 0.082% fail on View to rear
      • 0.082% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.6% fail on Compression ignition (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (99% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Emission control equipment (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.082% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.082% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.49% fail on Spark ignition (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Catalyst emissions (75% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.16% fail on Sound deadening material (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.082% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.4% fail on Joints
      • 0.082% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.082% fail on Joints
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust system (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Doors
      • 0.082% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.082% fail on Door condition
      • 0.082% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.082% fail on Door condition
    • 0.082% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.082% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.082% fail on Load security
      • 0.082% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.082% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.082% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.082% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.66% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.082% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.082% fail on Airbags
      • 0.082% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.082% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.16% fail on Steering (91% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.082% fail on Other components
        • 0.082% fail on Steering component

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