Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2001
49.1% pass rate
from 6,953 tests in 2017
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.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (49% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Headlamps (85% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Headlamp (91% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.029% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 7.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (17% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.1% fail on Position lamps (12% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.99% fail on Rear lamps (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type (22% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps (59% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters (68% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.78% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Fog lamp (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.029% fail on Switch
    • 0.40% fail on Battery (61% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.23% fail on Horn (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
      • 0.086% fail on Lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.043% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 24% fail on Suspension (6.6% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 12% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 12% fail on Front drive shafts (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 12% fail on Constant velocity joints (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Couplings
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.20% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Suspension arms (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (59% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (34% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (22% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (59% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage condition (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Front suspension joints (40% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (39% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Location
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers (31% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Front (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear (87% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Subframe mounting (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Component mounting (99% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Trailing arms (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.072% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.058% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
    • 0.058% fail on Axles
      • 0.058% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.043% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.043% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.029% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut (95% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (95% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 16% fail on Brakes (8.2% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.0% fail on Components
        • 4.8% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes (69% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.029% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.029% fail on Servos
      • 0.70% fail on Leaks (71% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance (28% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front wheels (36% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Hub components (42% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (44% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (58% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.029% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.3% fail on ABS
    • 0.62% fail on Parking brake (44% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
        • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.12% fail on Cable
      • 0.014% fail on Lever
      • 0.014% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.072% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Components
        • 0.029% fail on Servos
        • 0.014% fail on Hoses
      • 0.014% fail on Leaks
    • 0.086% fail on Electronic stability system (66% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 10% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 10% fail on Steering system (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.072% fail on Free play
        • 0.072% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.029% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.029% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
        • 0.014% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Other components
      • 0.043% fail on Operation (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pump
      • 0.014% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.043% fail on Steering control
      • 0.029% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.014% fail on Steering column
    • 0.043% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.043% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (16% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
    • 0.058% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers (18% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Windscreen (91% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (48% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Emissions (35% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system (36% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Cap
      • 0.14% fail on System
      • 0.072% fail on Pipe
      • 0.014% fail on Tank
    • 0.45% fail on Emissions not tested (52% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.9% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers front (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Body condition (69% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seats
      • 0.35% fail on Drivers
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.086% fail on Load security
      • 0.072% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.014% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.058% fail on Vehicle structure (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Chassis (92% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Body security
    • 0.014% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (62% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (29% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (33% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.60% fail on Seat belts (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (43% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Requirements (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
      • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas (99% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN (44% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate (44% worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.78% fail on Road Wheels (76% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Attachment (98% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.014% fail on Towbars
    • 0.014% fail on Towbar
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