Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2001
51.4% pass rate
from 2,907 tests in 2020
(6.3% worse than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Headlamps (76% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Headlamp (86% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4.1% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (16% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (7.5% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (8.1% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators (39% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type (38% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters (36% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators (46% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.034% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (24% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (28% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Rear fog lamp (28% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Rear fog lamp (26% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Electrical equipment (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Horn (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Battery(ies) (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Trailer electrical socket (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Electrical wiring (4.0% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Position lamps (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Position lamp (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Hazard warning (18% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Switch (18% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (10% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.034% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.034% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Suspension (9.2% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Suspension arms (83% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Pins and bushes (74% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (31% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Suspension arm (33% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (19% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Pins and bushes (4.4% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage ball joints (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Springs (22% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (19% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring (18% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (11% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Wheel bearings (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Other suspension component (20% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint (3.6% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (62% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Sub-frames (42% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Sub-frame (7.4% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pins and bushes (27% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.21% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (95% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Axles (15% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (15% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Suspension rods (37% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.034% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.034% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (39% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Transmission (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 9.6% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Flexible couplings (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Prop shafts (28% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Joints (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Catch
      • 0.41% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Front passenger's door (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition (54% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (51% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Seats (95% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Driver's seat (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Passenger's seat (3.8% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Fuel system (25% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (12% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe (3.7% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on System
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers (49% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Body (39% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Panel (34% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Other body component (35% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mounting (20% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Engine mounting condition (2.0% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Bracket
    • 0.10% fail on Boot lid (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Boot lid condition (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Integral vehicle structure (94% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.034% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.034% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.034% fail on Towbar
      • 0.034% fail on Other towbar components
  • 13% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance (26% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (7.2% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (4.6% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (5.3% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance (8.7% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (43% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (40% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (36% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (35% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.96% fail on Service brake imbalance (37% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance (22% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (27% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (26% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (19% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.034% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.034% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake performance not tested (12% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake discs (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Brake drums
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (15% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (14% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.17% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (32% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Cable (45% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Lever (50% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2.6% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2.3% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability control (44% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Electronic braking system (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (56% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Flexible brake hoses (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (14% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal (9.2% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever (37% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation (17 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control (39% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Lever (39% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems (1.8% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid (32% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.069% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (33% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Other components
      • 0.034% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.034% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.034% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.034% fail on Leaks
  • 8.3% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Steering linkage components (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (36% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Locking devices (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Steering linkage (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.4% fail on Steering gear (54% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack (58% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Operation
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Operation (6.9% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Other components (39% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Rams
    • 0.10% fail on Steering play (21% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack (9.1% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 7.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (4.8% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (5.9% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Spark ignition (23% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (52% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Emissions not tested (36% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Non catalyst emissions (14% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested (23% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (20% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.034% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.034% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.52% fail on Fluid leaks (16% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Engine oil leaks (6.9% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Other leaks (1.0% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.034% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.034% fail on Undertray
  • 6.8% fail on Visibility (18% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers (4.0% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Condition of glass (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Windscreen (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear (37% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors (36% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet (3.2% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Driver's view (57% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (11% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (2.0% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (23% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type (19% worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (41% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2.1% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Seat belts (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (16% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Requirements
    • 0.034% fail on Airbags
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels (50% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Attachment (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Condition (14% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.034% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.034% fail on Doors
      • 0.034% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.034% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.034% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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