Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 1997
54.5% pass rate
from 358 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.9% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.56% fail on All position lamps (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.56% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.56% fail on Electrical wiring (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 0.28% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 2.5% fail on Springs
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.84% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.56% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.5% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.56% fail on Joints
      • 0.28% fail on Belts
    • 2.2% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Other passenger's door (11 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Door condition (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.84% fail on Body
      • 0.84% fail on Panel
    • 0.56% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.56% fail on Pipe
    • 0.28% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.28% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.28% fail on Chassis
      • 0.28% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.28% fail on Undertray
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 4.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (53% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.84% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.28% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.7% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.1% fail on Brake fluid (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.56% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.56% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.28% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.28% fail on Other braking system component
  • 8.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 2.2% fail on Compression ignition (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.84% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.28% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.28% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.28% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 1.4% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.4% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.56% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.56% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.56% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.28% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.7% fail on Steering
    • 4.7% fail on Steering linkage components (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.56% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.28% fail on Other components
    • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on Size/type
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (63% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.84% fail on Seat belts (76% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.28% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.28% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors

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