Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 2000
50.8% pass rate
from 21,055 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.8% fail on Position lamps (19% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Front lamps (11% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Rear lamps (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp (9.6% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps (11% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (9.5% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.033% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0095% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0047% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.024% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0047% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0047% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.019% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0047% fail on Switch
      • 0.0047% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (38% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (18% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (18% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (54% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Individual lamps (54% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.028% fail on Switch
        • 0.0047% fail on Tell tales
      • 0.0047% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0047% fail on Arm
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.071% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.2% fail on Battery
    • 0.52% fail on Horn
    • 0.35% fail on Hazard warning (40% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Switch (65% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0095% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.038% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.033% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 7.4% fail on Suspension arms (75% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (77% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Condition
    • 5.5% fail on Coil springs (78% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Condition (80% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Location
    • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts (12% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Front drive shafts (11% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (12% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Couplings
        • 0.019% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.047% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.043% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0047% fail on Universal joint
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (42% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (18% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage condition (44% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
      • 0.038% fail on Presence (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints (23% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings (29% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Front (27% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Rear (65% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Component mounting (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Subframe mounting (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Spring mounting (95% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Macpherson strut (99% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Condition (99% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (54% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on Trailing arms (27% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (30% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods (54% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (57% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0047% fail on Condition
    • 0.090% fail on Bonded suspension (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Attachment
    • 0.076% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.071% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0047% fail on Condition
    • 0.066% fail on Axles
      • 0.043% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.024% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.014% fail on General condition
    • 0.014% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0095% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0047% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.0047% fail on Condition
    • 0.0047% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.0047% fail on Pipes
  • 15% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Brake performance (13% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Rear wheels (14% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (8.8% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels (57% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake imbalance (24% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.033% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components (27% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (22% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (42% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake calipers (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0095% fail on Brake back plates
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (45% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Components (49% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes (52% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses (20% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.052% fail on Servos (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.014% fail on Valves (98% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Leaks (45% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Operation (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (48% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on ABS (68% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake (42% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Fitment
    • 0.55% fail on Restricted movement (80% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Pipes
      • 0.052% fail on Leaks (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
        • 0.16% fail on Condition
        • 0.019% fail on Anti-slip (83% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.13% fail on Cable
      • 0.038% fail on Lever
      • 0.0047% fail on Linkage
    • 0.0047% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0047% fail on Warning
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (16% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Emissions (28% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Cap
      • 0.15% fail on System (43% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pipe (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Tank (90% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres (10% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Tread depth (28% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (13% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Size/type (33% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Valve stem (55% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 8.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (8.9% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (34% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Windscreen (35% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0047% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 6.0% fail on Steering (28% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Steering system (38% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end (21% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (19% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.071% fail on Other components
        • 0.047% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.024% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0047% fail on Steering box
    • 0.50% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.100% fail on Operation (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pump
      • 0.024% fail on Drive system
      • 0.019% fail on Rams
      • 0.0095% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.052% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.038% fail on Steering control
      • 0.028% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0095% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0047% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0047% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers airbag (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (58% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Prescribed areas (66% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition (32% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Requirements
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0047% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0047% fail on Anchorage's
  • 2.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (39% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Body condition (47% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Doors (40% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers other (41% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers front (53% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers
      • 0.090% fail on Passengers
    • 0.17% fail on Vehicle structure (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Chassis (82% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Load security
      • 0.028% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.014% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.028% fail on Engine mountings (72% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Body security
    • 0.0095% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0047% fail on Spare wheel
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment (42% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Condition

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