Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 1996
56.9% pass rate
from 160 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (59% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Wheel bearings (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.0% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (14 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.3% fail on Springs
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.63% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.63% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.8% fail on Brake discs and drums (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.63% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.63% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.63% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.63% fail on Lever
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.3% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.63% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.63% fail on Pedal
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.63% fail on Lever
    • 0.63% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 8.8% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end
  • 8.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.63% fail on Horn
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.63% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.63% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.63% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.63% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.0% fail on Compression ignition (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.63% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Engine oil leaks (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Other leaks
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.63% fail on Size/type
  • 8.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.4% fail on Doors (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Other passenger's door (14 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Door condition (14 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front passenger's door (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Transmission
      • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.5% fail on Joints
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.63% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.63% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.63% fail on Body
      • 0.63% fail on Panel
  • 5.0% fail on Visibility
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.63% fail on View to rear
      • 0.63% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.1% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.63% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plates

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