Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 1995
55.8% pass rate
from 154 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Rear (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Front
    • 7.1% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.3% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.9% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.9% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 2.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.9% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.65% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.65% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
  • 22% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Hydraulic systems (100% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 11% fail on Components (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Pipes
        • 4.5% fail on Hoses (180% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Valves (7 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.65% fail on Operation
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.6% fail on Brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.65% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.65% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.65% fail on Cable
    • 0.65% fail on ABS
  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Battery
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.65% fail on Horn
  • 9.1% fail on Steering
    • 8.4% fail on Steering system (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering
      • 0.65% fail on Operation
      • 0.65% fail on Other components
  • 9.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.5% fail on Emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.65% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.65% fail on Pipe
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres
    • 5.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.65% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
  • 7.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 6.5% fail on Doors (8 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Passengers front (10 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Passengers other (10 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Drivers (7 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis
    • 0.65% fail on Body security
  • 4.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.65% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.9% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate

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