Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1995
51.4% pass rate
from 1,721 tests in 2017
(15% worse than other 1995 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.6% fail on Headlamp aim (55% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Position lamps (29% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Rear lamps (64% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.12% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.058% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.46% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 0.99% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Fog lamp (68% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.46% fail on Horn
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
      • 0.058% fail on Lamp
      • 0.058% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.058% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.058% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 21% fail on Suspension (23% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.6% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.35% fail on Spring mounting
    • 5.0% fail on Wheel bearings (190% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Rear (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Front
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms (48% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (46% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Macpherson strut (9 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.9% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.8% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.058% fail on Couplings
      • 0.058% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.058% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers (46% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Condition (46% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (35% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.46% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment
    • 0.76% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Location
    • 0.76% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.35% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.35% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.35% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.058% fail on General condition
    • 0.058% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 19% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (67% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Components (77% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Pipes (79% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Hoses (90% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Valves (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.058% fail on Servos
      • 0.41% fail on Leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.058% fail on Operation
    • 8.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.058% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.5% fail on ABS (180% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.76% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.058% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.46% fail on Pedal
        • 0.41% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.35% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.12% fail on Cable
    • 0.058% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.058% fail on Components
        • 0.058% fail on Servos
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.4% fail on Emissions (26% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.70% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.35% fail on Tank
      • 0.23% fail on Cap
      • 0.058% fail on Pipe
      • 0.058% fail on System
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres (54% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (75% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth (49% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.70% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment
    • 0.87% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.87% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 5.5% fail on Steering
    • 4.5% fail on Steering system
      • 3.0% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.058% fail on Free play
        • 0.058% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.058% fail on Other components
        • 0.058% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.64% fail on Power steering
      • 0.41% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
      • 0.058% fail on Pump
    • 0.35% fail on Steering control
      • 0.29% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.058% fail on Steering operation
  • 5.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.4% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis
    • 0.41% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.058% fail on Drivers
      • 0.058% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.41% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.058% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.058% fail on Load security
      • 0.058% fail on Bootlid
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.058% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 0.058% fail on Towbars
    • 0.058% fail on Vehicle structure

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