Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1984
65.9% pass rate
from 279 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 1984 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.9% fail on Horn (130% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.36% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.36% fail on Switch
    • 3.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.36% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.72% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.36% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.4% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.36% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.36% fail on Joints
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on Pipe
      • 0.36% fail on Hose
      • 0.36% fail on System
    • 1.8% fail on Seats
      • 1.8% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.72% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.36% fail on Chassis
      • 0.36% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.36% fail on Body
      • 0.36% fail on Panel
    • 0.36% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.9% fail on Wheel bearings (140% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.72% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.72% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.72% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.72% fail on Macpherson strut (11 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Macpherson strut (15 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Springs
      • 0.36% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.36% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.36% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.36% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.36% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 8.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.36% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.72% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt
          • 0.72% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.72% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.36% fail on Cable
        • 0.36% fail on Lever
      • 0.36% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.36% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.72% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.72% fail on Lever
    • 0.72% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.36% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal
    • 0.36% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.36% fail on Leaks
    • 0.36% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 8.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Washers
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.36% fail on View to rear
      • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.72% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.36% fail on Requirements
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
  • 0.72% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plates

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