Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1980
63.9% pass rate
from 61 tests in 2017
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 1980 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.8% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.9% fail on Fog lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.3% fail on Battery
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on All direction indicators
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 9.8% fail on Components (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Pipes
        • 3.3% fail on Hoses
        • 1.6% fail on Reservoirs
        • 1.6% fail on Valves
      • 3.3% fail on Leaks (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.6% fail on Pedal
        • 1.6% fail on Anti-slip
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 4.9% fail on Suspension arms (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 4.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 3.3% fail on Front
      • 3.3% fail on Rear (9 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 3.3% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 1.6% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.6% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.6% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.6% fail on Hose
      • 1.6% fail on Pipe
      • 1.6% fail on System
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions
  • 9.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 8.2% fail on Washers
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Requirements
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
    • 1.6% fail on Seats
      • 1.6% fail on Passengers
  • 1.6% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.6% fail on Free play
        • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate

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