Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1991
57.9% pass rate
from 2,087 tests in 2017
(8.3% worse than other 1991 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (12% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim (27% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (68% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.048% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators (47% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type (47% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters (98% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.91% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.096% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.38% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.19% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.048% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.048% fail on Switch
      • 0.048% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (27% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.57% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.048% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Horn
    • 1.9% fail on Battery
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.57% fail on Switch
      • 0.43% fail on Lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.24% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 19% fail on Suspension (21% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.1% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.8% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Spring mounting (76% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wheel bearings (160% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front
    • 4.2% fail on Drive shafts (46% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front drive shafts (47% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (45% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Couplings
      • 0.14% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment (190% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.048% fail on Condition
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.048% fail on Presence
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Location
    • 0.62% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.48% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.096% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment
    • 0.096% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.048% fail on General condition
    • 0.048% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.048% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.048% fail on Operation
    • 0.048% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.048% fail on Condition
    • 0.048% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.048% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.048% fail on Axles
      • 0.048% fail on Axle beam
  • 18% fail on Brakes (24% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.0% fail on Parking brake performance (47% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.53% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.048% fail on Brake operation
    • 9.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (72% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Components (79% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Pipes (41% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Hoses (150% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Valves (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.53% fail on Operation (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components
      • 0.86% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.57% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.096% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.34% fail on Cable
      • 0.048% fail on Lever
    • 0.38% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
        • 0.14% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.048% fail on Condition
      • 0.048% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.048% fail on Lever
    • 0.19% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks (9 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Components
        • 0.048% fail on Servos
    • 0.096% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.096% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.048% fail on ABS
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (47% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust system (38% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Emissions (87% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.53% fail on System
      • 0.34% fail on Pipe
      • 0.19% fail on Hose (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Cap
      • 0.14% fail on Tank
    • 0.62% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.34% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.5% fail on Steering
    • 5.3% fail on Steering system
      • 3.4% fail on Steering rack (72% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.096% fail on Free play
        • 0.096% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.048% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.048% fail on Other components
        • 0.048% fail on Steering component
    • 0.77% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.096% fail on Drive system
      • 0.096% fail on Pump
    • 0.48% fail on Steering control
      • 0.24% fail on Steering column
      • 0.096% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.096% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.096% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.048% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.24% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.096% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.048% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.5% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Passengers other (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Passengers front
    • 1.4% fail on Seats (130% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Passengers (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Drivers
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition (43% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.91% fail on Chassis
    • 0.14% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.14% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.096% fail on Load security
      • 0.096% fail on Access panel (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (46% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas (33% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
      • 0.34% fail on Requirements
      • 0.048% fail on Installation check
        • 0.048% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment

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