Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1993
58.9% pass rate
from 587 tests in 2017
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 1993 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.51% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.85% fail on Horn
    • 0.51% fail on Battery
    • 0.34% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.34% fail on Lamp
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 4.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.9% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.51% fail on Spring mounting
    • 4.4% fail on Wheel bearings (160% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Rear (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Front
    • 2.0% fail on Macpherson strut (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.9% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.7% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Location
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.85% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.8% fail on Components
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes
        • 2.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.17% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.17% fail on Valves
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.85% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
    • 0.68% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.68% fail on Pedal
        • 0.51% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.17% fail on Cable
    • 0.17% fail on ABS
    • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.7% fail on Emissions
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.85% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on System
      • 0.68% fail on Tank
    • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.68% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
  • 4.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 4.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis
    • 0.51% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.17% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.17% fail on Load security
      • 0.17% fail on Bootlid
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.6% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate

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