Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 1998
48.4% pass rate
from 2,081 tests in 2017
(10% 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.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (39% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 12% fail on Headlamp aim (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamps (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Headlamp (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Switch
    • 7.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.4% fail on Front lamps (32% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators (74% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type (74% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual lamps (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on All direction indicators (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.048% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.048% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Fog lamp (56% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.24% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
      • 0.048% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.14% fail on Horn (78% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.048% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 28% fail on Suspension (39% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 12% fail on Drive shafts (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 12% fail on Front drive shafts (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 12% fail on Constant velocity joints (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Couplings (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.048% fail on Drive shafts
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Attachment
    • 3.7% fail on Front suspension joints (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Shock absorbers (92% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (92% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.096% fail on Attachment
      • 0.048% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.048% fail on Location
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.53% fail on Front
      • 0.53% fail on Rear
    • 0.91% fail on Sub-frames (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment
    • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas (93% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Component mounting (95% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Subframe mounting (88% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.19% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.14% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.096% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.096% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.048% fail on General condition
    • 0.048% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.048% fail on Condition
    • 0.048% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (44% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels (35% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.6% fail on Components
        • 2.7% fail on Hoses (45% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes (48% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.048% fail on Servos
      • 1.3% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.048% fail on Operation
    • 4.9% fail on Hub components (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (60% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on ABS
    • 0.62% fail on Restricted movement (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.14% fail on Cable
      • 0.096% fail on Lever (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
        • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 9.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (17% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Emissions
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (50% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.38% fail on System
      • 0.24% fail on Cap
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
      • 0.048% fail on Tank
    • 0.77% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth (32% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Size/type
  • 8.6% fail on Steering (94% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Steering system (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Free play
        • 0.096% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.048% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.096% fail on Other components
      • 0.048% fail on Rams
    • 0.096% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (41% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Windscreen (90% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.096% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.7% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Passengers other (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Passengers front (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Body condition (84% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.096% fail on Passengers
      • 0.048% fail on Drivers
    • 0.096% fail on Body security
    • 0.096% fail on Load security
      • 0.096% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.048% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.048% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.048% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.048% fail on Chassis
  • 3.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (45% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (67% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (56% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Seat belts (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
      • 0.096% fail on Requirements
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.096% fail on Attachment
    • 0.048% fail on Condition
  • 0.048% fail on Towbars
    • 0.048% fail on Towbar

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