Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 2014
84.2% pass rate
from 61,325 tests in 2017
(11% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Wipers (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Washers (28% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Windscreen (49% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.020% fail on Bonnet (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres (9.7% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (33% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (18% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (15% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Size/type
    • 0.018% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (45% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Headlamps (49% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.062% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.020% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0049% fail on Switch
      • 0.0033% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plate lamp (61% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Direction indicators (52% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Flashing type (52% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (54% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.0033% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.13% fail on Stop lamp (78% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Position lamps (76% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Rear lamps (48% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Front lamps (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Switch
    • 0.068% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Fog lamp (68% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Switch
      • 0.0049% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.024% fail on Horn (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.013% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0098% fail on Battery
    • 0.0082% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0049% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0033% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0016% fail on Switch
  • 1.2% fail on Suspension (36% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (37% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Location
    • 0.060% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.052% fail on Front
      • 0.0082% fail on Rear (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Drive shafts (77% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Front drive shafts (78% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Constant velocity joints (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0016% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0016% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.023% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (59% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0016% fail on Condition
      • 0.0016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0098% fail on Suspension arms (93% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0049% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0049% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0049% fail on Macpherson strut (75% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0033% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0033% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0033% fail on Front suspension joints (92% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0016% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0016% fail on Condition
  • 0.79% fail on Brakes (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Hub components (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake pads (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Brake discs (30% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0065% fail on Brake back plates (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.18% fail on Brake performance (66% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Rear wheels (55% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Front wheels (66% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Brake imbalance (84% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.0049% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0016% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic systems (52% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Components (52% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0065% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0065% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0065% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0065% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0016% fail on Operation
    • 0.020% fail on Parking brake (84% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Electronic parking brake (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on ABS
    • 0.011% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0049% fail on Service brake control components (92% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Pedal (92% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0033% fail on Anti-slip (94% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0016% fail on Condition
    • 0.0049% fail on Restricted movement (86% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0033% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0016% fail on Warning
      • 0.0016% fail on Components
        • 0.0016% fail on Pipes
  • 0.29% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.22% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts (30% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.0016% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.096% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.0049% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0016% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels (38% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Attachment
  • 0.10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (62% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Emissions
    • 0.036% fail on Fuel system (48% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Cap (65% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on System
      • 0.0033% fail on Hose
      • 0.0016% fail on Tank
    • 0.013% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0049% fail on Exhaust system (96% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.096% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.073% fail on Body condition
    • 0.016% fail on Doors
      • 0.0082% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0049% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0033% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0033% fail on Load security
      • 0.0033% fail on Access panel (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0016% fail on Seats
      • 0.0016% fail on Passengers
    • 0.0016% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.026% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Steering system (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0033% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0016% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0016% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0016% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0016% fail on Operation

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