Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1981
61.1% pass rate
from 144 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 1981 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.3% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps
    • 6.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Tell tale
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.69% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.69% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.69% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.69% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 5.6% fail on Horn (180% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.4% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.69% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.69% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.4% fail on Lamp
      • 0.69% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.69% fail on Battery
    • 0.69% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 4.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 4.2% fail on Rear (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Front
    • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.1% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.4% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Front drive shafts (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.69% fail on Couplings
        • 0.69% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.69% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 9.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.8% fail on Components
        • 2.1% fail on Hoses
        • 0.69% fail on Pipes
    • 0.69% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.69% fail on Pedal
        • 0.69% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.69% fail on Cable
    • 0.69% fail on Hub components
      • 0.69% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.69% fail on Restricted movement
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.3% fail on Washers
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
  • 9.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.5% fail on Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.69% fail on Pipe
      • 0.69% fail on Cap
    • 0.69% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres (170% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Size/type (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
  • 3.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.69% fail on Free play
        • 0.69% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.69% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.69% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.69% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.69% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.69% fail on Chassis
    • 0.69% fail on Body condition
    • 0.69% fail on Seats
      • 0.69% fail on Passengers
  • 0.69% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.69% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.69% fail on Requirements
  • 0.69% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plate

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