Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 1997
49.3% pass rate
from 663 tests in 2017
(11% worse than other 1997 cars)
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.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (45% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 12% fail on Headlamp aim (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamps (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Headlamp (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.15% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators (70% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type (70% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.1% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.75% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.5% fail on Battery
    • 0.75% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.45% fail on Lamp
      • 0.30% fail on Switch
    • 0.30% fail on Horn
  • 26% fail on Suspension (37% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Drive shafts (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front drive shafts (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 11% fail on Constant velocity joints (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.30% fail on Drive shafts
    • 9.8% fail on Suspension arms (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Shock absorbers (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Front suspension joints (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.90% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.45% fail on Front
      • 0.45% fail on Rear
    • 0.30% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Component mounting
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance (38% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
    • 5.1% fail on Hub components (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.1% fail on Brake calipers (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.6% fail on Components
        • 2.1% fail on Hoses
        • 1.7% fail on Pipes (53% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Leaks (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.30% fail on Operation
    • 1.8% fail on ABS
    • 0.90% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.90% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.15% fail on Cable
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.7% fail on Wipers (50% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.75% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.5% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Steering system (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.90% fail on Power steering
      • 0.75% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Steering control
      • 0.15% fail on Steering column
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 6.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (37% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.60% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.60% fail on System
    • 0.45% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.7% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Passengers other (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers
    • 0.15% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.15% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.15% fail on Chassis
    • 0.15% fail on Body condition
    • 0.15% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers
    • 0.15% fail on Load security
      • 0.15% fail on Access panel
  • 2.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (57% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (74% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Requirements
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate

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