Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 2006
55.5% pass rate
from 53,660 tests in 2020
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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (4.5% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamps (51% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Headlamp (52% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp levelling device (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0019% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0019% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp (17% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on All direction indicators (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Switch
      • 0.0037% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0037% fail on Arm
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on All position lamps (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (43% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Horn (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Battery(ies) (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0093% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.35% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Switch
      • 0.0037% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0019% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0019% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0075% fail on Hazard warning (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Switch (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0075% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0037% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0019% fail on All outline marker lamps
      • 0.0019% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0019% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0019% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 7.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (49% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Linkage (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Anti-roll bar (88% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Springs (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Coil springs (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Coil spring (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0019% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0019% fail on Leaf spring
      • 0.0019% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Pins and bushes (10% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Suspension arm (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.81% fail on Wheel bearings (30% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (54% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pins and bushes (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.082% fail on Macpherson strut (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Macpherson strut (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.048% fail on Suspension rods (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0037% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.041% fail on Sub-frames (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Sub-frame (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (96% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0093% fail on Axles (95% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (94% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 11% fail on Brakes (8.6% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (33% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (33% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.034% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0019% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (22% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (18% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (83% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0019% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (22% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (22% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (23% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0093% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (65% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0056% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0056% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.53% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (25% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (sp) (25% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance (28% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0056% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0056% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0056% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.98% fail on Brake discs and drums (26% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Brake discs (26% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.22% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.12% fail on Cable (27% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Lever (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0093% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0037% fail on Brake slack adjuster
        • 0.0019% fail on Relay lever
    • 2.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system (47% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (37% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Lever (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Electronic parking brake (94% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hand lever (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Pedal (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems (25% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.015% fail on Servos
      • 0.013% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0075% fail on Valves
    • 0.11% fail on Air and vacuum systems (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.017% fail on Other components
      • 0.0019% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.0037% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0019% fail on Condition
      • 0.0019% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0019% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0019% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.0019% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0019% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (39% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Drive shaft (94% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Flexible couplings (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0019% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.32% fail on Prop shafts (85% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Halfshafts
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Body (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0056% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.31% fail on Doors (20% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0019% fail on Catch
      • 0.093% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.091% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0019% fail on Hinge
      • 0.020% fail on Driver's door (74% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Door condition (76% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Catch
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pipe
      • 0.043% fail on System
      • 0.030% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Hose
      • 0.0075% fail on Tank (92% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Integral vehicle structure (40% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (36% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray (85% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Chassis (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Chassis condition (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.061% fail on Boot lid (91% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Boot lid condition (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.047% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.043% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0037% fail on Bracket (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Seats (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Passenger's seat (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Driver's seat (89% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Load security (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Access panel (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0075% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0019% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0019% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0019% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0019% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0019% fail on Floor
  • 8.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (39% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (27% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (19% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested (35% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Emission control equipment (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.048% fail on Catalytic converter (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.0056% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0037% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0019% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.034% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 3.8% fail on Compression ignition (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.024% fail on Catalytic converter (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.0093% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.0056% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0019% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.020% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0019% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.19% fail on Fluid leaks (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0075% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.050% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.039% fail on Undertray
      • 0.011% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres (8.4% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (6.4% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (17% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type (28% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 6.1% fail on Visibility (10% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (11% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (33% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0037% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (86% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Seat belts (27% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Requirements (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Airbags (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.81% fail on Steering (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Steering linkage components (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Drag link end (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Steering arm (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Other components
        • 0.0019% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0019% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0019% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0019% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0019% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.31% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Steering gear (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Operation
    • 0.041% fail on Power steering (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Operation (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Other components (91% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Steering play (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0056% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0037% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0019% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.60% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0019% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
    • 0.075% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.011% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0093% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0019% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0019% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0019% fail on Speedometer
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