Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2006
55.3% pass rate
from 14,067 tests in 2020
(4.1% 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.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (32% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Suspension arms (64% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Pins and bushes (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Suspension arm (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8.7% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage (9.3% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (26% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.3% fail on Springs (81% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Coil springs (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Coil spring (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Mounting (93% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0071% fail on Spring saddle
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Wheel bearings (54% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Other suspension component (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.14% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut (34% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9.2% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Macpherson strut (16% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Suspension rods (26% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3.1% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes (14% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.050% fail on Axles (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Sub-frames (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Sub-frame (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0071% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Flexible couplings (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Drive shaft (27% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.29% fail on Prop shafts (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front passenger's door (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Door condition (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Catch
      • 0.55% fail on Driver's door (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Panel (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Other body component (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers (37% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pipe (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Tank
      • 0.0071% fail on System
    • 0.11% fail on Boot lid (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Boot lid condition (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Other boot lid component (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Engine mounting (3.0% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Engine mounting condition (10% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Bracket (52% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Seats (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Passenger's seat (11% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Driver's seat (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Integral vehicle structure (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (92% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Load security (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0071% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.0071% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0071% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0071% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0071% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0071% fail on Other towbar components
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (28% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps (0.87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp (1.0% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device (39% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (21% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (12% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (11% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Individual direction indicators (59% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Stop lamp (85% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Electrical equipment (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Battery(ies) (31% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Electrical wiring (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Switch (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Position lamps (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Position lamp (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0071% fail on Switch
    • 0.0071% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Tyres (39% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth (31% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type (2.2% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 8.3% fail on Brakes (32% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (17% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (17% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (14% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance (25% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Plate brake tester (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.050% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance (39% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0071% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (45% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (42% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (31% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance (51% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt (52% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.092% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (31% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (56% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester (33% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake performance (17% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.0071% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0071% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.021% fail on Decelerometer (5.7% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (46% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp) (47% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance (49% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (32% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake imbalance (87% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested (28% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (14% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (1.2% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (0.59% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs and drums (33% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Brake discs (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (91% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Rod
        • 0.0071% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0071% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic parking brake (17 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Lever
    • 0.77% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Anti-lock braking system (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Electronic stability control (11% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic braking system (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Rigid brake pipes (85% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (9.1% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (8.0% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (54% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal (25% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Hand lever (95% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems (19% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Brake fluid (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Master cylinder (78% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Reservoirs (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Valves
    • 0.078% fail on Flexible brake hoses (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (25% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Other components (17% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 7.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (37% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0071% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (50% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (29% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Catalyst emissions (76% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested (62% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Non catalyst emissions (40% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Fluid leaks (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Other leaks (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Noise suppression (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Undertray (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Seat belts (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Requirements (40% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment (3.9% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Passengers airbag (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (27% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (54% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Bonnet (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Indirect vision devices (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass (64% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen (68% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view (3.6% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.98% fail on Steering (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Steering linkage components (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Locking devices (7.7% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Other components (7.0% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Steering linkage (50% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0071% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.11% fail on Electronic power steering (91% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Steering rack (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Operation
    • 0.014% fail on Power steering (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Operation (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Steering play (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Steering rack (89% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.69% fail on Identification of the vehicle (17% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels (32% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Attachment (70% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check (23% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Belt(s)/padding (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.0071% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0071% fail on Doors
      • 0.0071% fail on Emergency exits
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