Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 2010
69.4% pass rate
from 52,292 tests in 2020
(9.3% 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.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (15% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage ball joints (46% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Linkage (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0076% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0057% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Springs
      • 3.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.017% fail on Mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Suspension arms (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes (52% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0096% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings (31% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0019% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0019% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.050% fail on Other suspension component (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0096% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Ball joint (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0019% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.033% fail on Macpherson strut (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Macpherson strut (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.015% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.0057% fail on Sub-frames (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0019% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0038% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0038% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0019% fail on Axles
      • 0.0019% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 9.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (10% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (6.7% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (27% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (27% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Individual direction indicators (68% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on All direction indicators (75% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0038% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (44% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Headlamp levelling device (43% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0038% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Switch
      • 0.0019% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0019% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.81% fail on Stop lamp (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (63% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Reversing lamps (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Reversing lamps (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.61% fail on Position lamps (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Position lamp (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Switch
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment (46% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Horn (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Battery(ies) (47% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0057% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.086% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0096% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0076% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0019% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.0019% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (7.4% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Size/type (52% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0038% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.7% fail on Brakes (21% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (8.0% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads (8.4% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0076% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.68% fail on Brake discs and drums (33% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Brake discs (33% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0019% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.050% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (40% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Cable (56% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Lever
        • 0.0057% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0019% fail on Pivot
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance (15% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance (34% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0076% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (18% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (13% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0019% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0019% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.32% fail on Parking brake performance (48% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt (49% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance (51% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.040% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0076% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0019% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0019% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.22% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (49% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp) (48% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance (63% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0019% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0019% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0019% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.071% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.27% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (31% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system (47% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0057% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.088% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.086% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0019% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.069% fail on Hydraulic systems (36% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0057% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0019% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0019% fail on Valves
    • 0.040% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Hand lever (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pedal (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Parking brake control (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Lever (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.031% fail on Flexible brake hoses (67% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0096% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0076% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0076% fail on Other components
    • 0.0038% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0019% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0019% fail on Servos
  • 3.5% fail on Visibility (29% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (35% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass (57% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen (57% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Window
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0019% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 2.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (9.8% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Transmission (17% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Drive shafts (16% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Joints (16% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.031% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.031% fail on Joints
    • 0.87% fail on Exhaust system (36% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on System
      • 0.0057% fail on Pipe (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Tank (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Hose
    • 0.14% fail on Doors
      • 0.080% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.080% fail on Door condition (55% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0019% fail on Catch
      • 0.034% fail on Front passenger's door (44% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0019% fail on Hinge
      • 0.031% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Body
      • 0.086% fail on Other body component
      • 0.015% fail on Panel
      • 0.0019% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0019% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.090% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.059% fail on Undertray
    • 0.021% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.017% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0038% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.011% fail on Seats (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Passenger's seat (67% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0096% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0096% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0057% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0057% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0038% fail on Engine mounting (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0019% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0019% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0019% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0019% fail on Load security
      • 0.0019% fail on Access panel
  • 2.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (19% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (24% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.94% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (88% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.015% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0057% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0038% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.0038% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0019% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0076% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0038% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (82% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0019% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.92% fail on Spark ignition (38% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (13% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Catalyst emissions (63% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Emissions not tested (72% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0096% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0076% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0019% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0038% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.22% fail on Noise suppression (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Sound deadening material (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Undertray
    • 0.063% fail on Fluid leaks (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Engine oil leaks (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0038% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.53% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (28% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (29% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts (27% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (24% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0038% fail on Pre-tensioners
      • 0.0019% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0019% fail on Load limiters
    • 0.0038% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0038% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.40% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
    • 0.090% fail on Condition
  • 0.18% fail on Steering (90% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering linkage components (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0076% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0038% fail on Other components
        • 0.0038% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0019% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.031% fail on Steering gear (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steering rack (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.011% fail on Steering play (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0038% fail on Power steering (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Operation (84% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.0057% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0038% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0019% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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