Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2005
54.1% pass rate
from 13,908 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamps (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.014% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0072% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (25% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0072% fail on Switch
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0072% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (36% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.27% fail on Electrical equipment (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Horn (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Battery(ies) (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.014% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.072% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.072% fail on Switch
    • 0.036% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.036% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0072% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.029% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0072% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0072% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 14% fail on Suspension (19% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Suspension arms (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Pins and bushes (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension arm (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (17% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage ball joints (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Linkage (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Springs (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Coil springs (20% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Coil spring (20% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0072% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.0072% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0072% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0072% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.029% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0072% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.072% fail on Macpherson strut (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0072% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.072% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0072% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.029% fail on Axles (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (73% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 9.0% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Flexible couplings (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.45% fail on Prop shafts (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Other passenger's door (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Catch
        • 0.0072% fail on Hinge
      • 0.56% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's door (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Catch
        • 0.014% fail on Hinge
    • 1.3% fail on Body (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Panel (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Body condition
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Tank (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pipe
      • 0.029% fail on System
      • 0.022% fail on Hose
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.022% fail on Passenger's seat (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Boot lid (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Boot lid condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Integral vehicle structure (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.014% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (96% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0072% fail on Bracket
    • 0.022% fail on Towbar
      • 0.022% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.014% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0072% fail on Cab condition
      • 0.0072% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0072% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0072% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0072% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0072% fail on Carrier
  • 10% fail on Brakes (24% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (14% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.81% fail on Service brake imbalance (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0072% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0072% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0072% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (46% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0072% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Rbt (40% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance (37% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.065% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (62% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.0072% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0072% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0072% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.94% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance (79% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.0072% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.093% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (65% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Cable (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Lever
        • 0.0072% fail on Linkage
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Anti-lock braking system (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.014% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.68% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.42% fail on Electronic parking brake (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Lever (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Rigid brake pipes (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses (42% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.086% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.050% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0072% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Leaks
  • 9.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Emissions not tested (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.072% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.014% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.029% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0072% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (57% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (38% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Catalyst emissions (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested (77% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.47% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.40% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.058% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0072% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0072% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.11% fail on Noise suppression (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres (10% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth (10% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
  • 4.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Seat belts (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.043% fail on Requirements
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0072% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.23% fail on Airbags (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Passengers airbag (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 4.7% fail on Visibility (38% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (42% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0072% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0072% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.24% fail on Steering gear (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Electronic power steering (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Power steering (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Operation
      • 0.022% fail on Other components (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Rams
    • 0.065% fail on Steering play (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Steering rack (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0072% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0072% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 0.82% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.63% fail on Attachment (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.014% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.014% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0072% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0072% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0072% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0072% fail on Doors
      • 0.0072% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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