Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 1999
48.6% pass rate
from 14,351 tests in 2017
(5.4% 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.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Position lamps (39% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Front lamps (17% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear lamps (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Stop lamp (22% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (12% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.049% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.021% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.021% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0070% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.028% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.021% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0070% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0070% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators (22% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type (22% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps (32% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.35% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.049% fail on Switch
        • 0.021% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.063% fail on Tell tale (55% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Battery (23% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Hazard warning (70% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Switch (84% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Lamp (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Horn
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 20% fail on Suspension (5.9% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Suspension arms (67% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (68% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Condition
    • 5.0% fail on Coil springs (80% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Condition (82% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Location
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (35% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (40% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage condition (45% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Presence
    • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts (32% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front drive shafts (32% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (33% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0070% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.063% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.063% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings (25% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Front
      • 0.63% fail on Rear (45% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Component mounting (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Subframe mounting (84% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Spring mounting (91% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.43% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.084% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.50% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (48% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods (53% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Bonded suspension (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Attachment
    • 0.084% fail on Axles
      • 0.070% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.014% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.035% fail on General condition
    • 0.014% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0070% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0070% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0070% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0070% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (13% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Parking brake performance (49% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Rear wheels (38% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels (54% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.028% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0070% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 4.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (34% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Components (39% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes (53% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.049% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.53% fail on Leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Operation (85% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Hub components (49% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (38% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (58% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake calipers (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Brake back plates (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0070% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0070% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 3.2% fail on ABS (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.84% fail on Condition
    • 0.49% fail on Restricted movement (71% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Mechanical components (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Cable
      • 0.049% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage
      • 0.014% fail on Pivot
      • 0.0070% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
        • 0.22% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Hoses (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Pipes
      • 0.049% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Operation
    • 0.035% fail on Electronic stability system (80% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0070% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0070% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (20% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Emissions (37% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.71% fail on Fuel system (27% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Cap
      • 0.22% fail on System
      • 0.070% fail on Pipe (58% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Tank (57% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Hose
  • 9.8% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Tread depth (34% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Size/type
    • 0.070% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (13% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Windscreen (60% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Mirrors (50% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.0% fail on Steering (31% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Steering system (43% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end (40% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack (22% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint (86% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Other components
        • 0.063% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0070% fail on Steering component
      • 0.049% fail on Drag link end (67% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
      • 0.070% fail on Operation (61% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Rams
      • 0.035% fail on Pump
      • 0.014% fail on Drive system
    • 0.077% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.021% fail on Steering control
      • 0.014% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0070% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0070% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers airbag (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts (50% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (65% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.098% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 3.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (24% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Doors (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Passengers front (88% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition (43% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Vehicle structure (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Chassis (80% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
      • 0.070% fail on Passengers
    • 0.049% fail on Load security
      • 0.021% fail on Access panel
      • 0.014% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.014% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.028% fail on Engine mountings (70% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.014% fail on Body security
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN (21% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate (21% worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
    • 0.070% fail on Condition
  • 0.0070% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.0070% fail on Speed limiter plate

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