Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 2016
84.5% pass rate
from 70,573 tests in 2020
(24% worse than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.1% fail on Visibility (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Wipers (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Washers (43% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass (98% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen (98% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Window
    • 0.084% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.051% fail on View to rear
      • 0.050% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0014% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.033% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (23% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (64% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (18% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Size/type
    • 0.037% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (57% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Headlamps (48% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp (65% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (51% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Headlamp levelling device (74% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (43% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Stop lamp (77% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Direction indicators (74% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Flashing type (74% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Individual direction indicators (75% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0014% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.057% fail on Position lamps (67% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Position lamp (68% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Switch
    • 0.048% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (68% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0028% fail on Switch
      • 0.0028% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0028% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.031% fail on Electrical equipment (57% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0071% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0043% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.030% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.017% fail on Reversing lamps (57% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Reversing lamps (56% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0028% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0014% fail on Switch
  • 1.0% fail on Brakes (49% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Mechanical brake components (52% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake linings and pads (60% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Brake pads (60% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.25% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.0014% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.28% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0014% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0014% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.030% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.030% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0071% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.020% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (83% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.0028% fail on Parking brake performance (94% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0028% fail on Rbt (94% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0028% fail on Parking brake performance (93% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.021% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.014% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0014% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.026% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.018% fail on Parking brake control (82% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0099% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0071% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0014% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.0085% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0071% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0014% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0085% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (95% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Pedal (90% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.66% fail on Suspension
    • 0.54% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.033% fail on Suspension arms (78% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint (65% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Pins and bushes (93% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0014% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.023% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0057% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0043% fail on Linkage ball joints (86% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.016% fail on Springs (89% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Coil spring (89% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0014% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0014% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0014% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0014% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 0.31% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (20% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Exhaust emissions (21% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.082% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.072% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (39% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0085% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0085% fail on Catalytic converter (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Compression ignition (30% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.0085% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (81% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0014% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.018% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0099% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0085% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.0085% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0057% fail on Sound deadening material (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Undertray
  • 0.27% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (25% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.089% fail on Seat belts (45% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Pre-tensioners (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0043% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0014% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.082% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on Condition
  • 0.12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Transmission (45% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Drive shafts (43% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Joints (43% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0014% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.0014% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0014% fail on Joints
    • 0.024% fail on Body
      • 0.021% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0014% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.0014% fail on Panel
    • 0.017% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.013% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Doors
      • 0.0085% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0071% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0014% fail on Catch
      • 0.0028% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0028% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0014% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0014% fail on Hinge
    • 0.0071% fail on Fuel system (74% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (69% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on System
    • 0.0043% fail on Seats (80% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.0014% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0028% fail on Undertray
  • 0.043% fail on Steering (66% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.020% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.020% fail on Steering linkage components (78% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Track rod end (79% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0028% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0014% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0014% fail on Other components
  • 0.0057% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0043% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0014% fail on Anchorages

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