Volkswagen Jetta MOT Results

Registered in 2006
57.8% pass rate
from 3,928 tests in 2020
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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Jetta is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 7.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.076% fail on Linkage (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 6.7% fail on Springs (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Coil springs (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Coil spring (57% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.71% fail on Wheel bearings (39% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.076% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.051% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.025% fail on Axles
      • 0.025% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.025% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.025% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.025% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Individual direction indicators (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical equipment (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.051% fail on Horn (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.051% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.025% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.025% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 10% fail on Brakes (17% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.025% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.051% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.051% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.43% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.076% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.051% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.25% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
        • 0.10% fail on Lever
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.79% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.79% fail on Electronic stability control (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.38% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.076% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.31% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.025% fail on Pedal
    • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.051% fail on Valves
      • 0.025% fail on Servos
      • 0.025% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.076% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.076% fail on Servos
    • 0.051% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.051% fail on Other components
    • 0.025% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 8.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.025% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition (41% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Catalyst emissions (86% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.10% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.076% fail on Sound deadening material (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Undertray
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.0% fail on Transmission (52% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Drive shafts (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Joints (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.025% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.20% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.20% fail on Joints
    • 0.94% fail on Exhaust system (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Doors
      • 0.33% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.33% fail on Door condition
      • 0.18% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.025% fail on Door condition
    • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.18% fail on Chassis
      • 0.18% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component
      • 0.051% fail on Panel
    • 0.18% fail on Undertray
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pipe
      • 0.051% fail on System
      • 0.025% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.076% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.051% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.025% fail on Bracket
    • 0.051% fail on Seats
      • 0.051% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.051% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.051% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.025% fail on Cabs
      • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear
      • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.48% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements
    • 0.28% fail on Airbags (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Passengers airbag (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.64% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.61% fail on Attachment
    • 0.025% fail on Condition
  • 0.43% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering linkage components (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.18% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Steering gear (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Steering rack (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
    • 0.025% fail on Power steering
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
  • 0.025% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.025% fail on Anchorages
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