Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1983
66.8% pass rate
from 946 tests in 2017
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 1983 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (18% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.74% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.1% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.53% fail on Switch
      • 0.32% fail on Tell tale
    • 5.2% fail on Horn (130% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (56% worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.7% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.21% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
      • 0.11% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.8% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.3% fail on Lamp
      • 0.42% fail on Switch
      • 0.21% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.5% fail on Battery
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical wiring (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 9.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 5.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.42% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.4% fail on Components
        • 2.3% fail on Pipes
        • 2.1% fail on Hoses
        • 0.42% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Servos
      • 0.74% fail on Leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.74% fail on Hub components
      • 0.42% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.11% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.42% fail on Pedal
        • 0.32% fail on Condition
        • 0.11% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.32% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.32% fail on Cable
    • 0.11% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 5.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.5% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Front drive shafts (170% worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (170% worse than other 1983 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Couplings
    • 3.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.3% fail on Rear (140% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
      • 0.32% fail on Location
    • 0.63% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.11% fail on Presence
    • 0.53% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.1% fail on Emissions
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.85% fail on System
      • 0.63% fail on Pipe
      • 0.63% fail on Cap
      • 0.32% fail on Tank
      • 0.32% fail on Hose
    • 0.42% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 4.2% fail on Steering system
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack (93% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.11% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.42% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.32% fail on Steering control
      • 0.11% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.11% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.11% fail on Steering column
    • 0.21% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.2% fail on Seats (150% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Drivers (160% worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Passengers
    • 0.85% fail on Body condition
    • 0.74% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.63% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.63% fail on Chassis
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.11% fail on Load security
      • 0.11% fail on Tailgate
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.85% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.53% fail on Requirements
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.74% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)

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