Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1985
59.2% pass rate
from 304 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 1985 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.3% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.99% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.99% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.66% fail on Switch
        • 0.33% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.33% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.33% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.33% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 0.66% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.66% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.66% fail on Switch
  • 17% fail on Suspension (46% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.6% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.66% fail on Spring mounting
    • 5.6% fail on Wheel bearings (160% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Rear (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Front
    • 4.9% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.99% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.66% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
    • 0.99% fail on Macpherson strut (8 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.33% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.33% fail on Attachment
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.66% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 5.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.6% fail on Components
        • 3.3% fail on Hoses (150% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Pipes
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.99% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.99% fail on Pedal
        • 0.66% fail on Condition
        • 0.33% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.33% fail on Hub components
      • 0.33% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.33% fail on Brake calipers
  • 9.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.6% fail on Emissions
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.99% fail on Pipe
      • 0.33% fail on Tank
      • 0.33% fail on System
    • 0.66% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Washers
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
  • 4.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.0% fail on Seats
      • 1.6% fail on Drivers
      • 0.66% fail on Passengers
    • 0.99% fail on Body condition
    • 0.66% fail on Engine mountings (9 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.66% fail on Chassis
    • 0.66% fail on Doors
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.33% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.33% fail on Body security
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.66% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.33% fail on Other components
        • 0.33% fail on Steering pivot point
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.66% fail on Requirements
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.33% fail on Attachment
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate

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