Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 1994
59.5% pass rate
from 84 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Body, chassis, structure (93% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 7.1% fail on Transmission
      • 7.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 7.1% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Doors (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Other passenger's door (22 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Door condition (22 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Driver's door
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition
    • 3.6% fail on Floor (13 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.2% fail on Engine mounting
      • 1.2% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 1.2% fail on Seats
      • 1.2% fail on Driver's seat
    • 1.2% fail on Boot lid
      • 1.2% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 6.0% fail on Shock absorbers (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Suspension arm
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.4% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Springs
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 7.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 6.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 9.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 1.2% fail on Cable
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.2% fail on Pedal
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.2% fail on Lever
    • 1.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.2% fail on Brake fluid
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.2% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 11% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering
      • 1.2% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 1.2% fail on Steering column
  • 9.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.2% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 9.5% fail on Tyres (190% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Condition
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Driver's view
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates

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