Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1999
51.9% pass rate
from 9,337 tests in 2020
(7.2% worse than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (9.9% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp (23% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (20% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps (55% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Position lamp (56% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.032% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (27% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (27% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (34% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (20% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.78% fail on Battery(ies) (59% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Horn
      • 0.075% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.011% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.064% fail on Switch
    • 0.30% fail on Hazard warning (73% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Switch (73% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.054% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.032% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.021% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamp switch
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.3% fail on Suspension arms (66% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Pins and bushes (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint dust cover (61% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.3% fail on Springs (95% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.011% fail on Leaf spring
      • 0.011% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (27% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Pins and bushes (81% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joints (91% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint (75% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers (34% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (73% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.94% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.59% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.064% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (85% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.47% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.064% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.43% fail on Axles (99% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (91% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Axle (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 16% fail on Brakes (9.8% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance (16% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (51% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance (24% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (24% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (31% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.054% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (53% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (53% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (53% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.064% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.032% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.86% fail on Service brake imbalance (52% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (59% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (43% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads (42% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Cable (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Lever (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Linkage
        • 0.011% fail on Pivot
    • 2.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (73% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system (81% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic stability control (91% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (48% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Flexible brake hoses (89% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (75% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.37% fail on Lever
    • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.075% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.021% fail on Servos
      • 0.021% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.021% fail on Valves
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Leaks (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Servos
    • 0.075% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.064% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.021% fail on Load sensing valves (93% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (32% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (35% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition (28% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (34% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.43% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (42% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.096% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.032% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.032% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.021% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.011% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.17% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.054% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.011% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.043% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.043% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.011% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.67% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.57% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.064% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.064% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.021% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.021% fail on Undertray
  • 9.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (10.0% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.8% fail on Transmission (18% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Drive shafts (16% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Joints (18% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.021% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Catch
      • 0.37% fail on Front passenger's door (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
    • 0.72% fail on Body (66% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Panel (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Other body component
      • 0.011% fail on Body condition
    • 0.69% fail on Integral vehicle structure (54% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (54% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.021% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.55% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.096% fail on System
      • 0.054% fail on Pipe (75% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Tank
      • 0.011% fail on Hose
    • 0.31% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.29% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.25% fail on Chassis (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Chassis condition (81% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.096% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.021% fail on Bracket
    • 0.064% fail on Floor
    • 0.032% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.032% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.011% fail on Towbar
      • 0.011% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.011% fail on Load security
      • 0.011% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.011% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.011% fail on Cabs
      • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 8.8% fail on Visibility (11% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.56% fail on View to rear (69% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Mirrors (70% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.40% fail on Condition of glass (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Windscreen (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Window (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres (21% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (35% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
  • 6.1% fail on Steering (51% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Steering linkage components (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.064% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Other components
        • 0.043% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.021% fail on Steering component
      • 0.021% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.4% fail on Steering gear (32% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack (39% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
      • 0.011% fail on Steering box
    • 0.43% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.011% fail on Rams
    • 0.021% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.011% fail on Steering column
    • 0.011% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.011% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 5.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (19% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts (39% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (57% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
      • 0.011% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.13% fail on Airbags
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment
    • 0.064% fail on Condition
  • 0.021% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.011% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.011% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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