Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 2010
76.3% pass rate
from 45,526 tests in 2017
(18% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.0% fail on Suspension
    • 2.7% fail on Coil springs (17% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (18% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Location
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (67% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (84% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (29% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage condition (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Condition
      • 0.0044% fail on Presence
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Drive shafts (30% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Front drive shafts (29% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Constant velocity joints (29% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0022% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.0066% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0066% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.19% fail on Front
      • 0.13% fail on Rear
    • 0.29% fail on Suspension arms (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0066% fail on Condition
    • 0.044% fail on Macpherson strut (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Front suspension joints (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.037% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0088% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0088% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0088% fail on Trailing arms (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Condition
      • 0.0022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0044% fail on Gas suspension (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Suspension unit (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0044% fail on Sub-frames (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0044% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0044% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.0022% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.0022% fail on Pipes
    • 0.0022% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 7.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (42% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (12% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (12% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Individual lamps (81% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on All direction indicators (72% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0044% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (65% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.015% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0044% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (78% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (79% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0022% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0022% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0066% fail on Switch
      • 0.0022% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Fog lamp (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Switch (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.79% fail on Position lamps (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Rear lamps (20% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Front lamps (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0022% fail on Switch
    • 0.50% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Horn (39% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Battery (38% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.031% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (66% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0066% fail on Hazard warning (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Lamp
    • 0.0022% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (8.3% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (15% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Size/type
    • 0.055% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.9% fail on Brakes (30% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components (13% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake calipers (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0044% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance (32% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Rear wheels (25% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Parking brake performance (30% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front wheels (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake imbalance (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0088% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.088% fail on Hydraulic systems (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Components (89% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Hoses (69% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Pipes (96% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0044% fail on Reservoirs (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Operation
    • 0.083% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.077% fail on ABS (61% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Parking brake (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.0088% fail on Cable
      • 0.0022% fail on Lever
    • 0.0044% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0044% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0022% fail on Operation
      • 0.0022% fail on Components
        • 0.0022% fail on Servos
    • 0.0022% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0022% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0022% fail on Condition
    • 0.0022% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0022% fail on Warning
  • 3.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (26% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.77% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Cap (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on System
      • 0.0066% fail on Pipe
    • 0.60% fail on Exhaust system (36% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Emissions (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.43% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.36% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (33% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts (28% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
      • 0.0044% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0022% fail on Requirements
    • 0.17% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (39% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.083% fail on Condition
  • 0.22% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (34% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Body condition
    • 0.090% fail on Doors
      • 0.048% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.024% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers
    • 0.015% fail on Seats (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0044% fail on Drivers (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Load security
      • 0.0044% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0044% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0022% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0022% fail on Loading door
    • 0.0022% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0022% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0022% fail on Body security
  • 0.070% fail on Steering (93% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Steering system (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Track rod end (96% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Free play
        • 0.0044% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0022% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.011% fail on Power steering (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0044% fail on Steering operation (83% better than other 2010 cars)
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