Volkswagen Jetta MOT Results

Registered in 1990
65.8% pass rate
from 76 tests in 2020
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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Jetta is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 7.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 5.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 3.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 1.3% fail on Cable
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.3% fail on Pedal
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.3% fail on Master cylinder
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.9% fail on Horn
      • 2.6% fail on Electrical wiring (16 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.9% fail on Transmission
      • 3.9% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.9% fail on Joints
    • 3.9% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Other passenger's door (11 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Door condition (11 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Driver's door
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition
    • 2.6% fail on Chassis
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.3% fail on Floor
    • 1.3% fail on Seats
      • 1.3% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 9.2% fail on Washers
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 7.9% fail on Suspension arms (200% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (26 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.6% fail on Springs
      • 2.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.6% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.3% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.6% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering
      • 1.3% fail on Other components
    • 1.3% fail on Steering play
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
  • 6.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 3.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Condition

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