Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 2003
54.3% pass rate
from 44,171 tests in 2017
(5.9% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (6.3% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Position lamps (6.2% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Rear lamps (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Front lamps (29% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.1% fail on Headlamp aim (7.0% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp (9.9% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (20% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps (13% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp (13% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.025% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (60% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.054% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.045% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0068% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0045% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.016% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
      • 0.0023% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.057% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (60% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Side repeaters (29% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Individual lamps (76% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on All direction indicators (67% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.0045% fail on Switch (95% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Battery (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Horn (59% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.097% fail on Hazard warning (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Switch (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0091% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.059% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.032% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.018% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 16% fail on Suspension (21% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Drive shafts (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Front drive shafts (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Couplings (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0068% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.086% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.084% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0023% fail on Universal joint
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7.2% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Attachment
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.5% fail on Condition
      • 0.093% fail on Location
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints (12% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage condition (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Attachment
      • 0.038% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Presence
    • 0.94% fail on Wheel bearings (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Front
      • 0.22% fail on Rear (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Shock absorbers (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Condition (37% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Component mounting (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Subframe mounting (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Spring mounting (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Sub-frames (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.068% fail on Tie bars/rods (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0023% fail on Condition
    • 0.050% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.043% fail on Condition
      • 0.0068% fail on Attachment
    • 0.050% fail on Trailing arms (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Condition
      • 0.0045% fail on Attachment
    • 0.025% fail on Radius arms (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.014% fail on Axles (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.0023% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.0023% fail on King pins
    • 0.0068% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0023% fail on Condition
      • 0.0023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0045% fail on General condition
    • 0.0045% fail on Fluid suspension (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0045% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0023% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.0023% fail on Pipes
    • 0.0023% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0023% fail on Condition
  • 13% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance (12% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels (10% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake imbalance (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Brake performance not tested (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0023% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components (19% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (9.0% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (45% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake calipers (90% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
    • 3.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Components (52% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Pipes (50% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Hoses (53% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Reservoirs (53% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0068% fail on Cylinders (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Leaks (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Operation (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on ABS
    • 0.71% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Restricted movement (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0091% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0045% fail on Hoses
      • 0.045% fail on Leaks (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0023% fail on Operation
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake control components (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal (43% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Anti-slip (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Mechanical components (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Cable (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Lever (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0068% fail on Pivot
      • 0.0023% fail on Relay lever
      • 0.0023% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.0045% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0023% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0023% fail on Warning
  • 8.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (12% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Emissions
    • 0.78% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on System
      • 0.097% fail on Cap (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Pipe
      • 0.016% fail on Tank (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Hose
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres (12% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type (22% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.1% fail on Steering (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Steering system (51% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Track rod end (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.12% fail on Free play
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.054% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
        • 0.023% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0023% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0023% fail on Steering damper
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Other components (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Pipes and hoses (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Operation (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Rams
      • 0.014% fail on Electronic power steering (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0068% fail on Pump
    • 0.100% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0091% fail on Locking devices (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0068% fail on Steering control (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0045% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0023% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0045% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (31% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (22% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Windscreen (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Mirrors (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet (35% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0045% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Passengers other (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers
    • 0.47% fail on Body condition (44% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seats (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
      • 0.050% fail on Passengers (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Vehicle structure (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Chassis (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Load security
      • 0.020% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0091% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0045% fail on Access panel
    • 0.027% fail on Engine mountings (68% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Body security (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0091% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0023% fail on Spare wheel
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0045% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.60% fail on Seat belts (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Requirements
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0045% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0045% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.0023% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0023% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.48% fail on Attachment (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2003 cars)

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