Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1980
74.3% pass rate
from 70 tests in 2020
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.

  • 8.6% fail on Brakes
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 2.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 7.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
  • 7.1% fail on Suspension
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.9% fail on Springs
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (12 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring (14 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 4.3% fail on Steering
    • 4.3% fail on Steering gear
      • 4.3% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.9% fail on Chassis
      • 2.9% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system
  • 2.9% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
  • 2.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition

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