Volkswagen Lupo MOT Results

Registered in 2003
56.4% pass rate
from 1,912 tests in 2020
(8.3% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Lupo is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.42% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on Switch (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.052% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp (43% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Electrical equipment (90% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Horn
      • 0.58% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.31% fail on Electrical wiring (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Linkage
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage ball joints (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.052% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.5% fail on Springs (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (30% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.42% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.31% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.052% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.052% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.42% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.052% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.10% fail on Axles
      • 0.10% fail on Axle
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.052% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.052% fail on Suspension unit
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested (89% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.052% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.52% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.58% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.052% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.052% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.052% fail on Undertray
  • 12% fail on Brakes (24% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.052% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.052% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.052% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.052% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.052% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.052% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.42% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (75% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.052% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.26% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.21% fail on Cable
        • 0.10% fail on Lever
    • 1.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (63% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.47% fail on Pedal
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.47% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Anti-lock braking system (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.42% fail on Lever
    • 0.42% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.10% fail on Valves
    • 0.21% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.16% fail on Leaks (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.052% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.052% fail on Other components
  • 9.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Transmission
      • 3.6% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.5% fail on Joints
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.16% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.16% fail on Joints
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
        • 0.052% fail on Hinge
      • 0.16% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.16% fail on System
      • 0.052% fail on Hose
      • 0.052% fail on Pipe
    • 0.26% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.26% fail on Body
      • 0.21% fail on Other body component
      • 0.052% fail on Panel
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.052% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.16% fail on Integral vehicle structure (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.052% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.10% fail on Chassis (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Chassis condition (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Undertray
  • 8.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Steering (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.052% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.42% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.37% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.052% fail on Operation
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering
      • 0.052% fail on Operation
      • 0.052% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.052% fail on Rams
    • 0.16% fail on Steering column (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.052% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (63% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Requirements
      • 0.052% fail on Condition
    • 0.052% fail on Airbags
      • 0.052% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.63% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.052% fail on Condition

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