Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 1999
48.0% pass rate
from 2,965 tests in 2017
(6.6% worse than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 12% fail on Headlamp aim (75% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamps (81% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Headlamp (86% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.034% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.034% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.034% fail on Switch
    • 7.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (32% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Direction indicators (72% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Flashing type (72% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Individual lamps (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on All direction indicators (89% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.067% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Battery (87% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Fog lamp (42% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Switch
    • 0.51% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.27% fail on Lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
      • 0.034% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.24% fail on Horn
    • 0.10% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.067% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 29% fail on Suspension (36% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 14% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.067% fail on Condition
    • 12% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 12% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 12% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Couplings
      • 0.24% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Front suspension joints (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (52% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (43% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (71% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition (78% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Condition
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment
    • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (30% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (30% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Location
    • 0.71% fail on Wheel bearings (62% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Front
      • 0.20% fail on Rear (82% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
    • 0.20% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas (98% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.067% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.067% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.067% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.067% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.034% fail on General condition
    • 0.034% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.034% fail on Condition
    • 0.034% fail on Axles
      • 0.034% fail on Axle beam
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front wheels (30% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Brake operation
    • 6.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.2% fail on Components
        • 3.2% fail on Hoses (78% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes (52% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.034% fail on Cylinders
      • 1.0% fail on Leaks (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.034% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 5.7% fail on Hub components (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (99% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake calipers (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on ABS
    • 0.71% fail on Restricted movement (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake (47% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Condition (47% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.034% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.034% fail on Cable
  • 9.3% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Steering system (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Free play
        • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.034% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.034% fail on Rams
      • 0.034% fail on Other components
    • 0.10% fail on Steering control
      • 0.034% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.034% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.034% fail on Steering column
  • 9.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
  • 8.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (23% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Emissions
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (61% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.51% fail on Cap
      • 0.24% fail on System
      • 0.067% fail on Tank
      • 0.034% fail on Pipe
    • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested (45% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (47% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers airbag (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Seat belts (82% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
      • 0.27% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (38% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.067% fail on Drivers
    • 0.40% fail on Seats
      • 0.40% fail on Drivers (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Body condition (85% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.034% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.034% fail on Chassis
    • 0.034% fail on Body security
    • 0.034% fail on Load security
      • 0.034% fail on Bootlid
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.067% fail on Condition
  • 0.034% fail on Towbars
    • 0.034% fail on Towbar

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