Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 2012
83.9% pass rate
from 48,078 tests in 2017
(23% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.0% fail on Tyres (11% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (8.3% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (29% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Size/type
    • 0.029% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Individual lamps (68% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on All direction indicators (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0021% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0021% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0083% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (88% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0021% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0042% fail on Switch
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plate lamp (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Position lamps (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.19% fail on Front lamps (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp (28% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.023% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.20% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Horn (42% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.029% fail on Battery
    • 0.023% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0083% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0021% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0021% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0021% fail on Lamp
  • 3.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (30% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (31% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Washers (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Windscreen (26% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Bonnet (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.9% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (16% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (12% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0062% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0021% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.78% fail on Brake performance (31% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear wheels (19% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front wheels (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.046% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.015% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0042% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.13% fail on ABS (68% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.067% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic systems (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Components (79% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Hoses (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0042% fail on Pipes (94% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0021% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0062% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0021% fail on Operation
    • 0.025% fail on Parking brake (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.015% fail on Cable
      • 0.0021% fail on Lever
    • 0.0062% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0062% fail on Components
        • 0.0062% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (34% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Location
    • 0.82% fail on Shock absorbers (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Condition (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.046% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.071% fail on Rear
      • 0.060% fail on Front
    • 0.098% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Condition
      • 0.0042% fail on Attachment
    • 0.083% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Front drive shafts (75% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Constant velocity joints (76% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0042% fail on Couplings
      • 0.0021% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0021% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.033% fail on Front suspension joints (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Fluid suspension (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Macpherson strut (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0042% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0021% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0021% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0021% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (67% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Fuel system (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Cap (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on System
      • 0.0042% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0021% fail on Tank
    • 0.098% fail on Emissions
    • 0.062% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.39% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.083% fail on Condition
  • 0.19% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.081% fail on Seat belts (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0021% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0021% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0021% fail on Anchorage's
  • 0.13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (27% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Body condition
    • 0.027% fail on Doors (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0083% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0083% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.012% fail on Load security
      • 0.0062% fail on Access panel (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.0083% fail on Body security
    • 0.0062% fail on Seats (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0042% fail on Drivers (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0021% fail on Passengers
    • 0.0021% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0021% fail on Chassis
  • 0.10% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Steering system (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Steering rack (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0042% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0042% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0021% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0021% fail on Other components
        • 0.0021% fail on Steering component
    • 0.046% fail on Power steering
      • 0.046% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0042% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0021% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0021% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0021% fail on Locking devices

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