Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 2006
60.5% pass rate
from 50,179 tests in 2017
(6.3% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (17% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps (6.6% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp (8.6% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.040% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0060% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0020% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (58% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (54% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0080% fail on Switch
      • 0.0040% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp (21% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (39% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front lamps (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0020% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (8.4% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (8.3% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Individual lamps (85% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on All direction indicators (86% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Switch
        • 0.0020% fail on Tell tales
      • 0.0020% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0020% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Fog lamp (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
      • 0.0080% fail on Tell tale (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Horn (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Battery (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.088% fail on Rear reflectors (53% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.026% fail on Hazard warning (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Switch (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Lamp
    • 0.0080% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 17% fail on Suspension (4.2% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Front drive shafts (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Couplings (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0080% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.086% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (71% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Drive shafts (71% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0020% fail on Universal joint
    • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (11% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Condition (10% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Location (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (5.9% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (26% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Linkage condition (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
      • 0.0040% fail on Attachment (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0020% fail on Presence
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (34% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (34% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers (9.7% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (9.7% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Rear (25% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Front suspension joints (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Tie bars/rods (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0020% fail on Condition
      • 0.0020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.062% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Component mounting (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0020% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.0020% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.056% fail on Trailing arms (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
      • 0.0040% fail on Attachment
    • 0.018% fail on Sub-frames (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0040% fail on Condition (95% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.016% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0100% fail on Radius arms (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0040% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0040% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0040% fail on Axles (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0020% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.0020% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.0040% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0020% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0020% fail on Attachment
  • 10% fail on Brakes (9.9% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Rear wheels (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Front wheels (26% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.044% fail on Brake performance not tested (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0040% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.0020% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components (8.3% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake calipers (39% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.1% fail on ABS (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Hydraulic systems (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Components (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Hoses (57% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Pipes (96% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Servos
        • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs (80% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0040% fail on Cylinders (80% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0020% fail on Pump
      • 0.16% fail on Leaks (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Operation
      • 0.040% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (49% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Restricted movement (94% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Mechanical components (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Cable (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Lever
      • 0.0060% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0060% fail on Pivot
      • 0.0020% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.042% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.022% fail on Components
        • 0.018% fail on Servos
        • 0.0040% fail on Pipes
      • 0.012% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0020% fail on Warning
      • 0.0020% fail on Operation
    • 0.036% fail on Service brake control components (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Pedal (77% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Condition
    • 0.0040% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0020% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0020% fail on Operation
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (7.0% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.062% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (5.3% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers (20% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (13% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Bonnet (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.33% fail on Mirrors (32% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0080% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (73% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers airbag (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Passengers airbag (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0080% fail on Requirements (82% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (37% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions (23% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (53% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested (27% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on System
      • 0.024% fail on Cap (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0060% fail on Tank (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Hose
  • 0.76% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (27% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Body condition
    • 0.28% fail on Doors (29% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.082% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Access panel (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0100% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.038% fail on Body security
    • 0.018% fail on Vehicle structure (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Chassis (77% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Seats (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Drivers (94% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mountings (62% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.71% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.0020% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.59% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Steering system (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Free play (88% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Steering rack (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Steering arm (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Other components
        • 0.0040% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Electronic power steering (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Operation (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Other components (94% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Steering operation (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0040% fail on Steering control (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0020% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0020% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0020% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels (30% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
    • 0.062% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2006 cars)
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