Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1986
54.7% pass rate
from 424 tests in 2017
(34% worse than other 1986 cars)
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.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Headlamp aim (55% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Direction indicators (92% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Flashing type (92% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.4% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.24% fail on Tell tales
    • 7.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (110% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.47% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.47% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 4.7% fail on Horn (140% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Battery
    • 2.6% fail on Hazard warning
      • 2.4% fail on Lamp (170% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 18% fail on Suspension (51% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.2% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.47% fail on Spring mounting
    • 5.0% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Couplings
    • 4.5% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Front
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.4% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.94% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Location
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.94% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.71% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.71% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.47% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.24% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.24% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 18% fail on Brakes (41% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (63% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Rear wheels (99% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Front wheels (110% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.71% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (69% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Components (87% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Pipes
        • 2.8% fail on Hoses
        • 1.2% fail on Valves (10 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.2% fail on Leaks
      • 0.71% fail on Operation
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.94% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.94% fail on Pedal
        • 0.47% fail on Condition
        • 0.47% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.47% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.47% fail on Cable
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Hub components
      • 0.24% fail on Brake pads
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (48% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Emissions
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust system (76% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.94% fail on Pipe
      • 0.47% fail on Hose
      • 0.47% fail on Cap
      • 0.24% fail on System
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 8.5% fail on Washers
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.47% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.24% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (74% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Passengers other (9 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.71% fail on Drivers
    • 2.1% fail on Seats (180% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Passengers
    • 1.9% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis
    • 0.47% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.24% fail on Speedometer
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (85% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (140% worse than other 1986 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.71% fail on Steering operation (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Steering control
      • 0.24% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.24% fail on Steering column
    • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Requirements
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.24% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment

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