Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1994
55.2% pass rate
from 956 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.6% fail on Headlamp aim (42% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.63% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp (52% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.5% fail on Battery
    • 0.94% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.52% fail on Switch
      • 0.42% fail on Lamp
    • 0.52% fail on Horn
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 7.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.8% fail on Subframe mounting (140% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Spring mounting
    • 4.9% fail on Wheel bearings (190% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Rear (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Front
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.1% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.6% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.63% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Location
    • 0.31% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.10% fail on Axles
      • 0.10% fail on Axle beam
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.2% fail on Front wheels (87% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Rear wheels (52% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.42% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 8.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (46% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Components (58% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Pipes (74% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.63% fail on Valves
        • 0.21% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.10% fail on Servos
      • 0.31% fail on Leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.10% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.73% fail on ABS
    • 0.52% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.10% fail on Condition
        • 0.10% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.21% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.10% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.10% fail on Leaks
    • 0.10% fail on Restricted movement
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.2% fail on Emissions
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on Tank
      • 0.42% fail on System
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
    • 0.94% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.42% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres (56% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (80% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
    • 0.21% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.6% fail on Prescribed areas (42% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
  • 5.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.6% fail on Body condition
    • 1.5% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis
    • 0.73% fail on Seats
      • 0.73% fail on Drivers
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers
    • 0.42% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.10% fail on Speedometer
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.6% fail on Steering system
      • 2.3% fail on Steering rack (86% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.31% fail on Free play
        • 0.31% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering control
      • 0.21% fail on Steering column
    • 0.10% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.10% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.73% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 0.31% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)

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