Volkswagen Jetta MOT Results

Registered in 2008
70.1% pass rate
from 2,666 tests in 2017
(20% 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 (13% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.075% fail on Location
    • 4.8% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Front drive shafts (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.075% fail on Condition
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 0.64% fail on Suspension arms (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 0.45% fail on Shock absorbers (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Front
      • 0.11% fail on Rear
    • 0.26% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.075% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.075% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.038% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 0.038% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.038% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
  • 9.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.038% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Individual lamps (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.68% fail on Headlamps (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Battery
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fog lamp (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.038% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.038% fail on Horn
  • 7.8% fail on Brakes
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear wheels (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.41% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.075% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.60% fail on Hydraulic systems (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Components (75% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Hoses
        • 0.075% fail on Pipes (92% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.30% fail on Leaks (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
    • 0.49% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.19% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.15% fail on Cable
      • 0.038% fail on Lever
    • 0.19% fail on ABS
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.075% fail on Size/type
  • 4.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Bonnet (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
  • 1.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust system (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Emissions (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.075% fail on System
    • 0.075% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.75% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.60% fail on Doors (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.075% fail on Body condition
    • 0.075% fail on Load security
      • 0.075% fail on Access panel (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.41% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.075% fail on Condition
  • 0.15% fail on Steering (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering system (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Steering arm
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