Volkswagen Jetta MOT Results

Registered in 2008
62.7% pass rate
from 2,846 tests in 2020
(6.8% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Jetta is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Springs
      • 5.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.4% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.035% fail on Mounting
    • 4.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (93% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.035% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.070% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.81% fail on Shock absorbers (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.070% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.070% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.035% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 9.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.070% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Individual direction indicators (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.18% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.070% fail on Horn (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.070% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.035% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.035% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.035% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 8.8% fail on Brakes
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (71% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (70% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.070% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.070% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.035% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.35% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.070% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.035% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.11% fail on Cable
        • 0.035% fail on Lever
    • 0.60% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.60% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.46% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.21% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.035% fail on Pedal
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.14% fail on Lever
    • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.035% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.035% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 8.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (44% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Transmission (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Joints (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.25% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.25% fail on Joints
    • 0.77% fail on Exhaust system (63% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Doors (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
    • 0.070% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.035% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.035% fail on System
    • 0.070% fail on Undertray
    • 0.035% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.035% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.035% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.035% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Compression ignition (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.035% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.035% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (55% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Catalyst emissions (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.070% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.035% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.035% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
      • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Airbags
      • 0.035% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.35% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering linkage components (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.035% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.035% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.32% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plates
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