Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 1993
51.7% pass rate
from 58 tests in 2020
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 1993 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (100% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 8.6% fail on Wheel bearings (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.2% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint
    • 5.2% fail on Sub-frames (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Sub-frame
    • 3.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.7% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage
    • 1.7% fail on Springs
      • 1.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.7% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.7% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.7% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 6.9% fail on Rbt
          • 6.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 5.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses (10 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.7% fail on Reservoirs
    • 1.7% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.7% fail on Tank
    • 1.7% fail on Bumpers
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission
      • 1.7% fail on Prop shafts
        • 1.7% fail on Joints
    • 1.7% fail on Body
      • 1.7% fail on Panel
    • 1.7% fail on Doors
      • 1.7% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 1.7% fail on Door condition
      • 1.7% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 1.7% fail on Door condition
    • 1.7% fail on Floor
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 8.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.7% fail on Horn
  • 8.6% fail on Steering
    • 6.9% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering play
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack
  • 8.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 8.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.7% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 1.7% fail on Catalytic converter
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.2% fail on Prescribed areas

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