Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2001
51.8% pass rate
from 4,332 tests in 2020
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.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Headlamps (92% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Headlamp (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.023% fail on Dipswitch
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators (38% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type (38% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Side repeaters (48% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.023% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.74% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (49% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Switch
    • 0.51% fail on Electrical equipment (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Horn (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Battery(ies) (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.092% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.092% fail on Switch
    • 0.046% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.046% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.023% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Suspension (16% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Suspension arms (65% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins and bushes (31% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (33% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage ball joints (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Linkage (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 2.0% fail on Springs (37% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (34% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring (34% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.58% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.46% fail on Sub-frame (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.39% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.023% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings (82% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Axles
      • 0.21% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Axle
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.069% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.069% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (98% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (29% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 10% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 9.5% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.58% fail on Prop shafts (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Joints (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Catch
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition
      • 0.16% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (68% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Driver's seat (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.48% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.39% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.092% fail on System
    • 0.32% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.21% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.069% fail on Bracket
    • 0.21% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
      • 0.069% fail on Panel
    • 0.18% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Integral vehicle structure (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.092% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.069% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (93% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.069% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.023% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.023% fail on Chassis
      • 0.023% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.023% fail on Towbar
      • 0.023% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.023% fail on Load security
      • 0.023% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.023% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.023% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 13% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Brake performance (22% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.092% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.092% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (39% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (37% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (43% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.81% fail on Service brake imbalance (50% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.62% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (35% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (32% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.046% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (37% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (28% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.069% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (71% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (75% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.069% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Cable
        • 0.023% fail on Lever
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (62% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability control (72% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.092% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.069% fail on Servos
      • 0.023% fail on Valves
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.069% fail on Pedal (76% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Lever (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.046% fail on Other components
  • 9.3% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Steering linkage components (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.069% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.046% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
        • 0.023% fail on Steering component
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear (65% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack (74% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Power steering (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Operation
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
    • 0.046% fail on Steering play
      • 0.046% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.023% fail on Steering column
  • 9.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.5% fail on Spark ignition (23% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (28% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (58% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested (65% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.046% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.023% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.023% fail on NOx sensor
      • 3.0% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.092% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.069% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.83% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.81% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.069% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.046% fail on Undertray
      • 0.023% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility (25% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (23% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Condition of glass (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Windscreen (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on View to rear
      • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (60% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (33% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Seat belts (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Requirements
    • 0.069% fail on Airbags
      • 0.069% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle (54% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates (52% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.62% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment (90% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Condition
  • 0.023% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.023% fail on Speedometer
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