Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2006
54.6% pass rate
from 18,078 tests in 2020
(3.9% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Suspension arms (57% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 8.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 8.5% fail on Springs (97% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Coil springs (98% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 8.5% fail on Coil spring (98% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0055% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0055% fail on Spring saddle
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.58% fail on Wheel bearings (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.083% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.050% fail on Sub-frames (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0055% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.044% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (95% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Axles (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (85% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.094% fail on Headlamp levelling device (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (35% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Individual direction indicators (61% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on All direction indicators (93% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (28% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.53% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Electrical equipment (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.061% fail on Horn (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Trailer electrical socket (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 0.039% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.033% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0055% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.011% fail on Hazard warning (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Switch (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0055% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0055% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Flexible couplings (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.33% fail on Prop shafts (86% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Belts
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Front passenger's door (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Hinge
      • 0.54% fail on Driver's door (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
      • 0.51% fail on Other passenger's door (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Door condition (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Exhaust system (64% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Body (89% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Panel (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component
      • 0.011% fail on Body condition
    • 0.27% fail on Fuel system (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on System
      • 0.072% fail on Pipe
      • 0.055% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Tank (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Hose
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.089% fail on Undertray
    • 0.077% fail on Boot lid (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Boot lid condition (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.055% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.033% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.022% fail on Bracket
    • 0.050% fail on Seats (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's seat (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Integral vehicle structure (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (95% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0055% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.011% fail on Load security
      • 0.0055% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0055% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.0055% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0055% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0055% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0055% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 10% fail on Tyres (39% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Condition (54% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (41% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.039% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.017% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.011% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.011% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.011% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.039% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.011% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 2.3% fail on Spark ignition (45% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (20% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Catalyst emissions (74% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.100% fail on Emissions not tested (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0055% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0055% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.31% fail on Fluid leaks (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.061% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.061% fail on Undertray (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 8.4% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (22% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (22% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (20% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0055% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (48% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0055% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt (48% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.077% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (50% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0055% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0055% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.50% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (30% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt (sp) (31% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance (46% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0055% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0055% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (12% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.017% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (25% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (24% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0055% fail on Cable
        • 0.0055% fail on Lever
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic parking brake (15 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Lever
    • 0.61% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Anti-lock braking system (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.077% fail on Electronic braking system (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Rigid brake pipes (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Operation (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.050% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0055% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0055% fail on Valves
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.066% fail on Flexible brake hoses (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
  • 5.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
      • 0.033% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0055% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.23% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers airbag (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility (33% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Bonnet (84% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0055% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0055% fail on Window
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
  • 0.94% fail on Steering (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Steering linkage components (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0055% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0055% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.100% fail on Steering gear (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Steering rack (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
    • 0.083% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.061% fail on Steering play (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Steering rack (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Power steering (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Other components
  • 0.74% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.59% fail on Attachment (54% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.0055% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0055% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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