Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 1998
51.9% pass rate
from 1,186 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 1998 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (22% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamps (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.67% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (93% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.84% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.17% fail on Horn
      • 0.084% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.76% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.76% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.76% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.25% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.25% fail on Switch
  • 20% fail on Suspension (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 13% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.34% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Springs
      • 2.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.59% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.084% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.084% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.084% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.84% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.84% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.67% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.084% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.84% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.34% fail on Axles
      • 0.25% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.084% fail on Axle
    • 0.25% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (95% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.084% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.084% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.084% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 8.5% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.59% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Other passenger's door (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Door condition (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Catch
      • 0.51% fail on Front passenger's door (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
        • 0.084% fail on Hinge
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (67% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.51% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.17% fail on System
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.084% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.084% fail on Bracket
    • 0.17% fail on Body
      • 0.084% fail on Panel
      • 0.084% fail on Other body component
    • 0.17% fail on Floor
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.084% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.084% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.084% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.084% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.084% fail on Chassis
      • 0.084% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.084% fail on Undertray
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake imbalance (59% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt
          • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.084% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (91% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.084% fail on Linkage
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.84% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.84% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.67% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.59% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.51% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.42% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.084% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.084% fail on Pedal
      • 0.084% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.17% fail on Lever
    • 0.084% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.084% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.084% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 8.3% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.84% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.84% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.59% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
      • 0.084% fail on Pump
    • 0.084% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.084% fail on Steering play
      • 0.084% fail on Steering rack
  • 8.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.3% fail on Spark ignition (27% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.42% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (76% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.084% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.084% fail on NOx sensor
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.084% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.084% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.084% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.084% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.93% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.84% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.084% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.084% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.084% fail on Undertray
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on View to rear
      • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Seat belts (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 0.93% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment

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