Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1986
63.0% pass rate
from 441 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 1986 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.4% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.7% fail on Electrical equipment (120% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Horn (140% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.45% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Position lamp (120% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.91% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.0% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.1% fail on Main beam tell-tale (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.45% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.45% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (48% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 1986 cars)
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 1986 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.23% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.23% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.45% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.68% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.23% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.23% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.23% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.23% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.91% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.68% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.23% fail on Valves
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.45% fail on Lever
    • 0.45% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
    • 0.23% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.23% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.23% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 3.9% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.91% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.91% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.68% fail on Springs
      • 0.68% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.68% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.68% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.68% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.68% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.45% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.45% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 1986 cars)
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.3% fail on Transmission (170% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.23% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.23% fail on Joints
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.68% fail on System
      • 0.45% fail on Pipe
      • 0.23% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.4% fail on Doors
      • 1.1% fail on Other passenger's door (7 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Door condition (7 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.68% fail on Door condition
      • 0.23% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
    • 0.91% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.91% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.45% fail on Chassis
      • 0.45% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.45% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Bracket
    • 0.23% fail on Body
      • 0.23% fail on Panel
    • 0.23% fail on Floor
    • 0.23% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.23% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 10% fail on Visibility (45% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Washers
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.68% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.4% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.45% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.23% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.91% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
    • 0.68% fail on Steering play
      • 0.68% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.45% fail on Size/type
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
      • 0.23% fail on Requirements
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Speedometer (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
  • 0.91% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment

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