Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1994
56.6% pass rate
from 716 tests in 2020
(16% worse than other 1994 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension (27% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.5% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.84% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.70% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.70% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.42% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.28% fail on Springs
      • 0.28% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.28% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.14% fail on Axles
      • 0.14% fail on Axle
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.56% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.70% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.56% fail on Horn
      • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (61% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.14% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.42% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.42% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (93% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 1994 cars)
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (150% worse than other 1994 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt
          • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.84% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.70% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.14% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.70% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.14% fail on Cable
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.14% fail on Servos
      • 0.14% fail on Reservoirs
    • 1.1% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.84% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.70% fail on Pedal
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.42% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.28% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Servos
    • 0.28% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.28% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.28% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.14% fail on Lever
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.2% fail on Transmission
      • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.2% fail on Joints
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.14% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.1% fail on Body
      • 0.84% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Other body component
    • 0.98% fail on Chassis
      • 0.98% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.84% fail on Seats
      • 0.56% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.28% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.56% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.14% fail on Hose
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
    • 0.56% fail on Floor
    • 0.14% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
  • 9.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (48% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.28% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.28% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.56% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.42% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.84% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Other leaks
  • 8.0% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.56% fail on View to rear
      • 0.42% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.14% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.42% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.28% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.28% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Seat belts (66% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Prescribed areas (70% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (97% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering gear (130% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.56% fail on Power steering
      • 0.42% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.14% fail on Pump
    • 0.28% fail on Steering column
    • 0.14% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Condition

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