Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1992
54.9% pass rate
from 858 tests in 2017
(16% worse than other 1992 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 1992 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.70% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.47% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Horn
    • 2.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.58% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.35% fail on Switch
      • 0.23% fail on Lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.35% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.23% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 19% fail on Suspension (25% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.0% fail on Subframe mounting (95% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Spring mounting
    • 4.4% fail on Wheel bearings (170% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Front
    • 3.7% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.7% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.7% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
      • 0.35% fail on Location
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.47% fail on Attachment
      • 0.35% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.82% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.70% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.35% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.12% fail on Shackle
    • 0.12% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Axles
      • 0.12% fail on Axle beam
  • 18% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.47% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.12% fail on Brake operation
    • 8.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (63% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Components (67% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Hoses (170% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Pipes
        • 1.4% fail on Valves (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.93% fail on Leaks
      • 0.47% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.35% fail on Operation
    • 0.93% fail on Hub components
      • 0.82% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.35% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
        • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on ABS
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (41% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Emissions (83% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Fuel system (95% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on System
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.12% fail on Hose
    • 0.82% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.1% fail on Washers
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.70% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.9% fail on Steering
    • 5.0% fail on Steering system
      • 4.0% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.58% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.12% fail on Pump
    • 0.35% fail on Steering control
      • 0.35% fail on Steering column
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
  • 5.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Seats (180% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Passengers (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Drivers
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
    • 0.93% fail on Doors
      • 0.70% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.82% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.82% fail on Chassis
    • 0.12% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.12% fail on Load security
      • 0.12% fail on Bootlid
  • 3.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment
      • 0.23% fail on Requirements
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.70% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition

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