Volkswagen Jetta MOT Results

Registered in 2012
72.2% pass rate
from 1,643 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Jetta is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Springs (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Coil spring (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension rods (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (21 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 6.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.97% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.97% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.97% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.24% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.12% fail on Horn
      • 0.061% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.061% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.061% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.061% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.061% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.061% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.85% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.061% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.061% fail on Cable
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.55% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.061% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.061% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.18% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.061% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.061% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.061% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.061% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 2.4% fail on Visibility (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Washers
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.73% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.61% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.061% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.061% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.49% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.43% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.43% fail on Fluid leaks (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Engine oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.061% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.12% fail on Noise suppression (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Undertray (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.85% fail on Transmission
      • 0.85% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.79% fail on Joints
        • 0.061% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.30% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.061% fail on Doors
      • 0.061% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.061% fail on Catch
    • 0.061% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.061% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 0.67% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.37% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.061% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.061% fail on Condition
  • 0.18% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Electronic power steering
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