Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1984
60.2% pass rate
from 269 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 1984 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 7.1% fail on Fog lamp (81% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Tell tale
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.37% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.9% fail on Horn (180% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.37% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.37% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.37% fail on Switch
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Battery
    • 0.37% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.37% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.37% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.37% fail on Switch
  • 19% fail on Brakes (52% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 5.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.74% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (93% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Components (110% worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.37% fail on Servos
        • 0.37% fail on Valves
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Operation
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical components (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.37% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.37% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal
        • 0.37% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.37% fail on Leaks
    • 0.37% fail on Restricted movement
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 4.8% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Rear (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front
    • 3.3% fail on Drive shafts (190% worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.37% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.37% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.6% fail on Emissions
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on System
      • 0.74% fail on Cap
      • 0.37% fail on Hose
      • 0.37% fail on Pipe
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.6% fail on Washers
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.74% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.7% fail on Steering
    • 5.9% fail on Steering system
      • 3.7% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.74% fail on Steering operation
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres (110% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.0% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Passengers
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.37% fail on Drivers
      • 0.37% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.37% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.74% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.74% fail on Chassis
    • 0.74% fail on Body condition
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
  • 0.74% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment

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