Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 1996
50.4% pass rate
from 236 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Suspension (36% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Rear (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Front
    • 6.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.1% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.42% fail on Spring mounting
    • 4.2% fail on Macpherson strut (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.85% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.42% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.42% fail on Operation
    • 0.42% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.42% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.5% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Battery
    • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.85% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Horn
    • 0.42% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.42% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 22% fail on Brakes (41% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.6% fail on Rear wheels (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance
    • 9.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 9.7% fail on Components (74% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Pipes
        • 2.5% fail on Valves (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Hoses
        • 0.42% fail on Servos
      • 0.42% fail on Leaks
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.42% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.1% fail on ABS
    • 0.85% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.42% fail on Pedal
        • 0.42% fail on Anti-slip
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.85% fail on Tank
      • 0.42% fail on Hose
      • 0.42% fail on Cap
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Doors (13 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Passengers other (18 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Drivers (11 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Passengers front (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition
    • 0.85% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.85% fail on Chassis
    • 0.42% fail on Speedometer
  • 7.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Windscreen
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.85% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.42% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.8% fail on Steering
    • 6.4% fail on Steering system
      • 3.8% fail on Steering rack (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.42% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.42% fail on Power steering
      • 0.42% fail on Operation
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.85% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.85% fail on Requirements (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate

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