Volkswagen Jetta MOT Results

Registered in 2007
62.1% pass rate
from 4,437 tests in 2020
(9.8% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Jetta is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 6.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (39% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.090% fail on Linkage
      • 0.023% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.1% fail on Springs (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Coil springs (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Coil spring (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.045% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.045% fail on Other suspension component (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.023% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.023% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Individual direction indicators (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.023% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Electrical equipment (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.090% fail on Horn (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.068% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance (24% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (42% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (30% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.090% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.045% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.045% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.023% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.54% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.92% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.92% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.20% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.11% fail on Cable
        • 0.045% fail on Lever
        • 0.023% fail on Linkage
        • 0.023% fail on Pivot
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.97% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Anti-lock braking system (58% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.023% fail on Pedal
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Lever
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.023% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.023% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.023% fail on Valves
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.090% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
  • 7.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (21% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Transmission (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Drive shafts (82% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Joints (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Prop shafts (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Doors (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.090% fail on Pipe
      • 0.090% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.090% fail on System
      • 0.023% fail on Tank
      • 0.023% fail on Hose
    • 0.23% fail on Body
      • 0.16% fail on Other body component
      • 0.068% fail on Panel
    • 0.18% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.18% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.14% fail on Chassis
      • 0.14% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.090% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.068% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.045% fail on Other boot lid component (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.045% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.023% fail on Bracket
    • 0.045% fail on Seats
      • 0.023% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.023% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Compression ignition (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.068% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (35% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Catalyst emissions (83% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Emissions not tested (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.068% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.090% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.090% fail on Sound deadening material (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Bonnet (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
      • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.090% fail on Airbags
      • 0.090% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.65% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Steering linkage components (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.023% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.023% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.11% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.090% fail on Steering gear (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Steering rack (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Power steering
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment
    • 0.023% fail on Condition
  • 0.023% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.023% fail on Doors
      • 0.023% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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