Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1982
63.8% pass rate
from 320 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 1982 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Rear lamps (130% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.31% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.94% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.94% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 5.3% fail on Horn (120% worse than other 1982 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.3% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.6% fail on Lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 0.31% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.63% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.8% fail on Components
        • 2.5% fail on Hoses
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes
        • 0.63% fail on Valves (8 times worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Servos
      • 1.3% fail on Leaks
      • 0.63% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Operation
    • 1.6% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.6% fail on Pedal
        • 1.3% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1982 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 0.63% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.63% fail on Cable
    • 0.63% fail on Hub components
      • 0.31% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.31% fail on Restricted movement
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.3% fail on Emissions
    • 3.4% fail on Fuel system (160% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on System
      • 0.94% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Tank
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe
      • 0.31% fail on Cap
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 5.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.94% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.94% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.2% fail on Rear (180% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front
    • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.6% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.6% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.63% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.63% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.31% fail on Location
    • 0.31% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.31% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 8.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
    • 4.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.1% fail on Steering system
      • 2.8% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 1982 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.31% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.31% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Seats
      • 0.94% fail on Drivers
      • 0.63% fail on Passengers
    • 0.63% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.63% fail on Body condition
    • 0.63% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.31% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.31% fail on Chassis
  • 3.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.94% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.94% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.63% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.31% fail on Requirements
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.31% fail on Installation check
        • 0.31% fail on Anchorage's

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