Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 2011
79.6% pass rate
from 48,606 tests in 2017
(17% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (34% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (34% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Individual lamps (73% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on All direction indicators (82% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0041% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 0.90% fail on Headlamps (49% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0062% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0041% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0041% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (93% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0021% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0021% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0021% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plate lamp (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Front lamps (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0021% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.30% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Horn (45% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Battery (50% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.025% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0021% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0021% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0021% fail on Switch
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (9.0% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (17% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.070% fail on Size/type (38% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Valve stem (46% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 4.5% fail on Suspension (19% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers (85% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (85% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (38% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Location
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (38% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0062% fail on Condition
      • 0.0041% fail on Presence
    • 0.33% fail on Drive shafts (38% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Front drive shafts (37% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Constant velocity joints (38% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0021% fail on Couplings
      • 0.0021% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0021% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension arms (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings (34% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Front
      • 0.058% fail on Rear (41% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Front suspension joints (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Macpherson strut (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0082% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0082% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0062% fail on Trailing arms (92% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0041% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0021% fail on General condition
    • 0.0021% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0021% fail on Condition
    • 0.0021% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0021% fail on Component mounting
  • 3.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (14% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (11% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Washers (38% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.5% fail on Brakes (24% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components (11% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0021% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0021% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance (36% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Front wheels (38% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake imbalance (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.010% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.060% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic systems (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Components (94% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0082% fail on Hoses (88% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Pipes (96% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0021% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.012% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Leaks (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0021% fail on Operation
    • 0.039% fail on ABS (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Parking brake (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0082% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.0062% fail on Cable
      • 0.0021% fail on Lever
    • 0.0062% fail on Service brake control components (91% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Pedal (91% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0041% fail on Condition
        • 0.0021% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.0021% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 1.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (47% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Fuel system (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Cap (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on System
    • 0.24% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.36% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.26% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.13% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0041% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0041% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0021% fail on Attachment
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 0.17% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (28% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Body condition
    • 0.045% fail on Doors (54% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers
    • 0.029% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Access panel (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0062% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.010% fail on Body security
    • 0.0082% fail on Seats (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0021% fail on Passengers
    • 0.0021% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.078% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Steering system (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0021% fail on Free play
        • 0.0021% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.014% fail on Power steering (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0041% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0021% fail on Other components
    • 0.0041% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0041% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0021% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0021% fail on Steering column

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