Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 2017
88.0% pass rate
from 2,700 tests in 2020
(19% worse than other 2017 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 2017 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.4% fail on Visibility (2 times worse than other 2017 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers (4 times worse than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Washers
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet (6 times worse than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.074% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.074% fail on View to rear
      • 0.074% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (49% worse than other 2017 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.074% fail on Size/type
  • 2.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.37% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2017 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (75% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.074% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.037% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.037% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.037% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.037% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.037% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.037% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.037% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.037% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.037% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.037% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 0.70% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Mechanical brake components (56% better than other 2017 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake linings and pads (50% better than other 2017 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.074% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.074% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.19% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.074% fail on Rbt
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.074% fail on Plate brake tester (7 times worse than other 2017 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.037% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.037% fail on Rbt
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 0.037% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.037% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.037% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 0.70% fail on Suspension
    • 0.63% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.037% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.037% fail on Suspension unit
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.074% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.074% fail on Transmission
      • 0.074% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.074% fail on Joints
    • 0.037% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.037% fail on Body
      • 0.037% fail on Other body component
    • 0.037% fail on Doors
      • 0.037% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition
  • 0.22% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.15% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.15% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.074% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.074% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.037% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.037% fail on Sound deadening material
    • 0.037% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.19% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.074% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.074% fail on Steering
    • 0.037% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.037% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.037% fail on Steering column

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