Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 2013
86.3% pass rate
from 51,529 tests in 2017
(19% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (22% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (16% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Size/type
    • 0.012% fail on Valve stem (62% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 3.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (12% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (9.0% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Washers (33% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Windscreen (35% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.031% fail on Bonnet (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (51% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plate lamp (57% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Headlamps (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (78% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (77% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0019% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0078% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0078% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0019% fail on Switch
    • 0.23% fail on Position lamps (77% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front lamps (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Rear lamps (46% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.23% fail on Direction indicators (42% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Flashing type (42% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (30% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Individual lamps (68% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0019% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.18% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Fog lamp (45% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.027% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.017% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.014% fail on Battery
    • 0.0039% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0039% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0039% fail on Hazard warning (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0019% fail on Tell tale
  • 2.0% fail on Suspension (22% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Location
    • 0.056% fail on Wheel bearings (49% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Front
      • 0.0097% fail on Rear (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Drive shafts (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Front drive shafts (74% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Constant velocity joints (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0019% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.027% fail on Suspension arms (89% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Condition
    • 0.016% fail on Front suspension joints (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Macpherson strut (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0078% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0078% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0019% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0019% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0019% fail on Condition
    • 0.0019% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0019% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0019% fail on Component mounting
  • 1.0% fail on Brakes (64% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Hub components (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake pads (68% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake discs (39% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0058% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.0039% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.27% fail on Brake performance (63% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Rear wheels (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Front wheels (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Parking brake performance (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Brake imbalance (68% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic systems (44% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Components (43% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Hoses
        • 0.012% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0058% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.014% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.012% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0019% fail on Operation
    • 0.047% fail on Parking brake (67% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Electronic parking brake (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Condition
    • 0.045% fail on ABS
    • 0.031% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0039% fail on Restricted movement (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0019% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.0019% fail on Cable
    • 0.0019% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0019% fail on Warning
  • 0.33% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.20% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (26% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.11% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.0058% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0039% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.083% fail on Seat belts (40% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0019% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.064% fail on Condition
  • 0.15% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (63% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.052% fail on Cap
      • 0.019% fail on System
      • 0.0019% fail on Tank
      • 0.0019% fail on Hose
      • 0.0019% fail on Pipe
    • 0.060% fail on Emissions
    • 0.016% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0058% fail on Exhaust system (98% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.072% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (48% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Body condition
    • 0.017% fail on Doors (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0039% fail on Passengers other (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0078% fail on Body security
    • 0.0039% fail on Seats (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0019% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0019% fail on Chassis
  • 0.064% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Steering system (77% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.021% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.014% fail on Power steering
      • 0.014% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0019% fail on Locking devices

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