Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2002
51.3% pass rate
from 11,138 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (6.7% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Headlamp aim (20% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamps (68% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Headlamp (73% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (81% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.018% fail on Matched pair
    • 7.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.5% fail on Position lamps (11% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.97% fail on Rear lamps (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters (71% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Fog lamp (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0090% fail on Switch
    • 0.35% fail on Horn (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.24% fail on Battery (74% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.099% fail on Lamp
      • 0.090% fail on Switch
      • 0.027% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.090% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.027% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 12% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 12% fail on Front drive shafts (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 12% fail on Constant velocity joints (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Couplings
      • 0.24% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Suspension arms (44% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (49% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.045% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (27% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (18% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (49% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0090% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints (20% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Location (74% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (27% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (27% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Front (58% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.099% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0090% fail on Condition
    • 0.099% fail on Trailing arms (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (64% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.063% fail on Condition
      • 0.0090% fail on Attachment
    • 0.036% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.036% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.036% fail on Prescribed areas (99% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Component mounting (99% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.027% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.018% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0090% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0090% fail on Accumulator
    • 0.0090% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0090% fail on Condition
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 7.5% fail on Brake performance (15% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance (19% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels (22% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.036% fail on Brake operation
    • 7.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (12% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Components
        • 5.2% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes (71% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.090% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Leaks (79% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Operation (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Hub components (27% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (46% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake calipers (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.90% fail on ABS
    • 0.51% fail on Electronic stability system (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Components
        • 0.027% fail on Servos
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
      • 0.018% fail on Leaks
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake control components (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal (44% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Condition
        • 0.0090% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.16% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.13% fail on Cable
      • 0.036% fail on Lever
    • 0.0090% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0090% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0090% fail on Operation
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
    • 0.045% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (34% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (35% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Windscreen (66% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.099% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (87% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Passengers other (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition
    • 0.46% fail on Seats (57% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Drivers (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Passengers
    • 0.20% fail on Load security (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Bootlid (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Tailgate (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Access panel
    • 0.13% fail on Body security (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.027% fail on Vehicle structure (95% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Chassis (95% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.0090% fail on Speedometer
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 5.1% fail on Steering system (19% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Track rod end (47% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Steering rack (33% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.018% fail on Free play (84% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Power steering (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Operation (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0090% fail on Other components
    • 0.045% fail on Steering control
      • 0.027% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.018% fail on Steering column
    • 0.036% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions (54% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (68% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Fuel system (38% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Cap
      • 0.16% fail on System
      • 0.036% fail on Pipe
      • 0.027% fail on Hose
      • 0.018% fail on Tank (87% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested (61% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (56% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (24% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (23% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.018% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.57% fail on Seat belts (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN (49% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate (49% worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.75% fail on Road Wheels (66% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.018% fail on Towbars
    • 0.018% fail on Towbar
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