Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2005
56.7% pass rate
from 16,583 tests in 2017
(4.0% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (5.5% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamp aim (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Matched pair (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (75% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0060% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0060% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0060% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0060% fail on Switch
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp (11% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Rear lamps (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.52% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Fog lamp (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Battery (64% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.048% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
      • 0.018% fail on Lamp
    • 0.030% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0060% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 21% fail on Suspension (11% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 11% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Couplings
      • 0.16% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Universal joint
    • 5.5% fail on Suspension arms (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.012% fail on Condition (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (22% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage condition (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Presence
    • 3.7% fail on Coil springs (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Location
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers (25% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints (19% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Trailing arms (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0060% fail on Condition
    • 0.072% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0060% fail on Condition
      • 0.0060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.036% fail on Sub-frames (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.012% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.024% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
    • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.012% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0060% fail on Axles
      • 0.0060% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.0060% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0060% fail on Component mounting
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
    • 0.054% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.030% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (67% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes (32% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.54% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.060% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.042% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.012% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components (13% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.63% fail on Brake discs (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.024% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.0060% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Components (80% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Pipes (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Hoses (67% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.024% fail on Servos
        • 0.018% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.24% fail on Leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Operation (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.80% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.42% fail on Electronic parking brake (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on ABS
    • 0.30% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.22% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
        • 0.10% fail on Condition (94% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Mechanical components (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Cable (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Lever
      • 0.0060% fail on Linkage
    • 0.054% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.024% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
      • 0.012% fail on Components
        • 0.012% fail on Servos
      • 0.0060% fail on Warning
    • 0.0060% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0060% fail on Warning
    • 0.0060% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0060% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0060% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 4.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Passengers airbag (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
    • 0.43% fail on Seat belts (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.048% fail on Requirements
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
  • 4.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Windscreen (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.22% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0060% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Passengers other (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Passengers front (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Body condition (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.072% fail on Drivers
      • 0.054% fail on Passengers
    • 0.13% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Bootlid (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0060% fail on Access panel
    • 0.030% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.030% fail on Body security
    • 0.018% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0060% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0060% fail on Chassis
  • 2.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Exhaust system (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on System
      • 0.048% fail on Pipe
      • 0.024% fail on Cap (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hose
      • 0.0060% fail on Tank
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering system (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Track rod end (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Free play (82% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Steering rack (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.018% fail on Steering arm (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Other components
        • 0.0060% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.096% fail on Power steering (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.012% fail on Other components (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Operation
      • 0.0060% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0060% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0060% fail on Rams
    • 0.018% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0060% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0060% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0060% fail on Steering column
    • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0060% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.96% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.96% fail on Registration plate (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.0060% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0060% fail on Towbar
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