Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 2015
87.0% pass rate
from 72,475 tests in 2020
(17% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (5.2% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (19% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Washers (43% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Window
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.065% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.025% fail on Bonnet (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (25% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (22% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Size/type
    • 0.034% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (53% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (48% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (69% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp (62% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0069% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (75% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Direction indicators (67% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Flashing type (67% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Side repeaters (65% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Individual direction indicators (77% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0028% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.091% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Position lamp (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0014% fail on Switch
    • 0.069% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (65% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0014% fail on Switch
    • 0.033% fail on Electrical equipment (68% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Horn (71% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0028% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0014% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.026% fail on Reversing lamps (51% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Reversing lamps (50% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 1.3% fail on Suspension
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Springs (78% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Coil springs (78% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Coil spring (78% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Suspension arms (86% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint (91% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0028% fail on Ball joint dust cover (91% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Wheel bearings (55% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0055% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0055% fail on Linkage ball joints (86% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0055% fail on Macpherson strut (71% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0041% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0041% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0028% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0028% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.0014% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0014% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0014% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Brakes (54% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Mechanical brake components (54% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake linings and pads (62% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Brake pads (62% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.34% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.0028% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.35% fail on Brake performance (44% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance (27% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (28% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (27% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake imbalance (35% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0028% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0028% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0041% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0041% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.041% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (39% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.030% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (83% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0028% fail on Parking brake performance (96% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0028% fail on Rbt (96% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.0014% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0014% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.023% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.021% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (69% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Electronic stability control (72% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Anti-lock braking system (64% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Parking brake control (86% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0083% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0055% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0014% fail on Valves
    • 0.011% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0097% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0014% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0041% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0041% fail on Other components
    • 0.0028% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (97% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Pedal (94% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0014% fail on Leaks
  • 0.55% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.53% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.27% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (66% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0083% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (93% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0028% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0014% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0014% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.26% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.13% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (36% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0083% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0055% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0014% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0014% fail on NOx sensor
    • 0.011% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0069% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0041% fail on Sound deadening material
    • 0.011% fail on Fluid leaks (61% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0014% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (32% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts (37% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Condition (36% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Pre-tensioners (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0014% fail on Requirements
    • 0.087% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.0041% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0041% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.081% fail on Condition (75% worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (63% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Transmission (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts (67% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Joints (70% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0041% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0014% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.0041% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0028% fail on Joints
        • 0.0014% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.0014% fail on Belts
    • 0.043% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.025% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0069% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0041% fail on System
      • 0.0014% fail on Tank
    • 0.026% fail on Body
      • 0.025% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0014% fail on Panel
    • 0.015% fail on Exhaust system (90% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.014% fail on Doors (60% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0055% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0041% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0028% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0014% fail on Hinge
      • 0.0041% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0041% fail on Door condition
    • 0.012% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0041% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0041% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0028% fail on Seats (88% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Driver's seat (80% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.036% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Steering linkage components (81% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Track rod end (79% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0055% fail on Steering gear (80% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Steering rack (79% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0028% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0028% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0028% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.0014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0014% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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