Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2000
47.2% pass rate
from 3,567 tests in 2017
(7.4% worse than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 12% fail on Headlamp aim (80% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamps (88% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Headlamp (91% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.056% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.056% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 6.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps (40% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on All position lamps (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators (70% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type (71% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.62% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Battery (91% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.20% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
      • 0.056% fail on Lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.028% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.028% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 27% fail on Suspension (23% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 12% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 12% fail on Front drive shafts (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 12% fail on Constant velocity joints (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Couplings (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 3.6% fail on Front suspension joints (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (30% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.59% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage condition (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Coil springs (67% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Location
    • 0.53% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Front (62% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear (88% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas (95% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Component mounting (95% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Spring mounting (84% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.084% fail on Trailing arms (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Macpherson strut (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Axles
      • 0.028% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.028% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.028% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 0.028% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 15% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Front wheels (36% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (17% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Components (21% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Hoses (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pipes (70% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.45% fail on Leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 4.4% fail on Hub components (48% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (51% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (66% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.9% fail on ABS (38% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.084% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.084% fail on Cable
    • 0.084% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.028% fail on Warning
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
      • 0.028% fail on Components
        • 0.028% fail on Servos
    • 0.056% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.056% fail on Pedal
        • 0.056% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Steering system (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Free play
        • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
      • 0.056% fail on Rams
      • 0.028% fail on Pump
    • 0.14% fail on Steering operation
  • 9.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (15% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Emissions
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.39% fail on Cap
      • 0.25% fail on System
      • 0.084% fail on Pipe
      • 0.028% fail on Tank
      • 0.028% fail on Hose
    • 0.73% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type
    • 0.084% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (15% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.39% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (40% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (43% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.62% fail on Seat belts (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.056% fail on Prescribed areas (98% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (40% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Doors (67% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Passengers other (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.48% fail on Body condition (73% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers
      • 0.084% fail on Passengers
    • 0.22% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.14% fail on Load security
      • 0.11% fail on Bootlid (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.056% fail on Vehicle structure (94% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Chassis (94% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.028% fail on Body security
  • 1.9% fail on Registration plates and VIN (44% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate (44% worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
    • 0.028% fail on Condition
  • 0.028% fail on Towbars
    • 0.028% fail on Towbar

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