Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 1994
56.7% pass rate
from 141 tests in 2017
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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 7.8% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Rear (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front
    • 5.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.1% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Macpherson strut (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.71% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.71% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.71% fail on Condition
    • 0.71% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.71% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Battery
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Horn
    • 0.71% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.71% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.71% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.71% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.71% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.71% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.71% fail on Individual lamps
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 5.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.4% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.71% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 8.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 8.5% fail on Components
        • 4.3% fail on Pipes
        • 4.3% fail on Hoses
        • 0.71% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.71% fail on Valves
      • 0.71% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.71% fail on Operation
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.71% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.71% fail on Restricted movement
  • 13% fail on Steering (150% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering system (150% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.71% fail on Steering control
      • 0.71% fail on Steering column
    • 0.71% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.71% fail on Power steering
      • 0.71% fail on Operation
  • 9.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.7% fail on Emissions
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 6.4% fail on Doors (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Passengers other (18 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Drivers (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Passengers front
    • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis
    • 2.1% fail on Body condition
    • 0.71% fail on Seats
      • 0.71% fail on Drivers
  • 6.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.71% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.71% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.71% fail on Condition
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.71% fail on Condition
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate

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