Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 2005
57.4% pass rate
from 49,273 tests in 2017
(5.3% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (8.9% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamp aim (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.037% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.020% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (71% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0081% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0081% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0061% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp (14% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Individual lamps (83% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on All direction indicators (87% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Switch
        • 0.0041% fail on Tell tales
      • 0.0020% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0020% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Fog lamp (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 0.36% fail on Horn (23% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Battery (65% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.063% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.049% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.037% fail on Hazard warning (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
      • 0.0081% fail on Lamp (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.0081% fail on Trailer electrical socket (70% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 20% fail on Suspension (3.1% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Front drive shafts (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Couplings (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (84% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (10.0% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (13% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Linkage condition (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Presence
    • 4.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Location (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (11% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (11% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Wheel bearings (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Rear (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Front (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Front suspension joints (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0061% fail on Condition
      • 0.0061% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Component mounting (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Subframe mounting (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Spring mounting (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Tie bars/rods (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.045% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.043% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0020% fail on Condition
    • 0.028% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
      • 0.0041% fail on Attachment
    • 0.020% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.020% fail on Sub-frames (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0081% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0020% fail on Condition
    • 0.010% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0081% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0081% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0020% fail on General condition
    • 0.0020% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0020% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0020% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0020% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Brakes (12% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (9.1% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear wheels (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Brake performance not tested (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.1% fail on Hub components (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (22% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.24% fail on Brake calipers (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake back plates (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0020% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.3% fail on ABS (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Components (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Hoses
        • 0.18% fail on Pipes (94% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Servos (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Reservoirs (68% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0041% fail on Cylinders (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0020% fail on Pump
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Operation
    • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Restricted movement (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Fitment
    • 0.10% fail on Mechanical components (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Cable (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Lever
      • 0.0081% fail on Linkage
    • 0.091% fail on Air and vacuum systems (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Components (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0020% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.014% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.039% fail on Service brake control components (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pedal (77% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Condition
        • 0.0041% fail on Anti-slip (96% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0081% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0020% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0020% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0020% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (7.2% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.083% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (17% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Washers (11% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (39% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0020% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers airbag (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers airbag (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0020% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
    • 0.53% fail on Seat belts (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Requirements (70% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 3.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (27% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Fuel system (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on System
      • 0.035% fail on Cap (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pipe
      • 0.012% fail on Tank (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Hose
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (13% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Body condition
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Bootlid (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Access panel (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0041% fail on Loading door
    • 0.065% fail on Body security (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Vehicle structure (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Chassis (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Seats (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Passengers (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.92% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Steering system (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Free play (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Steering rack (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Steering arm (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drag link end (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0020% fail on Other components
        • 0.0020% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering
      • 0.35% fail on Electronic power steering (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Operation (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0020% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.037% fail on Steering operation (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0061% fail on Steering control (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0020% fail on Rear wheel steering
      • 0.0020% fail on Components
    • 0.0020% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.80% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.0020% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels (22% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2005 cars)
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