Volkswagen Jetta MOT Results

Registered in 2009
70.3% pass rate
from 1,786 tests in 2020
(20% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Jetta is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (45% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.45% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.45% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.39% fail on Position lamps (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Position lamp (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.22% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.17% fail on Stop lamp (95% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.056% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.056% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.8% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.2% fail on Springs
      • 3.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.056% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.056% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.056% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.22% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.22% fail on Joints
    • 0.73% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
      • 0.056% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.056% fail on Door condition
    • 0.56% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.056% fail on Pipe
      • 0.056% fail on System
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.056% fail on Panel
      • 0.056% fail on Other body component
    • 0.056% fail on Chassis
      • 0.056% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.056% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.056% fail on Bracket
    • 0.056% fail on Seats
      • 0.056% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.056% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.056% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.056% fail on Undertray
  • 5.5% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.73% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.056% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.67% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (57% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (sp) (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt
          • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.17% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Electronic stability control (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.056% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.056% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.056% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.056% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.056% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.056% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition (49% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.22% fail on Catalyst emissions (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.056% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.056% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Bonnet (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Steering (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.056% fail on Operation
    • 0.056% fail on Steering play
      • 0.056% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.056% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.056% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plates
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