Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2006
56.6% pass rate
from 20,152 tests in 2017
(3.0% 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.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 9.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Couplings (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.12% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Coil springs (76% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Condition (77% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Location
    • 7.5% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Condition
    • 7.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (90% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage condition (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Presence
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0099% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.089% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Bonded suspension (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.065% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.020% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.020% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.015% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.015% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Component mounting (97% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.0099% fail on Sub-frames (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0050% fail on Attachment
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (9.7% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (9.0% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear lamps (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0050% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (26% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp (26% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.040% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0050% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.020% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.015% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0099% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0050% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators (17% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type (17% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Individual lamps (73% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on All direction indicators (89% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Switch
    • 0.36% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Battery (37% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Fog lamp (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Switch
      • 0.0050% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.15% fail on Horn (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.094% fail on Trailer electrical socket (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0099% fail on Hazard warning (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0050% fail on Switch
    • 0.0050% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Tyres (23% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Tread depth (27% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
    • 0.089% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.045% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (57% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance (29% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.38% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.030% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0099% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.61% fail on Brake discs (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0050% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake (41% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Electronic parking brake (18 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Condition (98% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Hydraulic systems (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Components (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Pipes (79% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Hoses (73% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0099% fail on Reservoirs (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Leaks
      • 0.094% fail on Operation
      • 0.045% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.26% fail on ABS (62% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.19% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Components (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Pump/compressors
      • 0.030% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0099% fail on Operation
    • 0.069% fail on Service brake control components (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pedal (56% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Condition
    • 0.0099% fail on Mechanical components (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Relay lever
      • 0.0050% fail on Stationary pin
    • 0.0050% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 5.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Passengers airbag (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0050% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (32% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (41% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Windscreen (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet (47% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (47% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions (23% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on System (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Cap (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Tank
      • 0.015% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0050% fail on Hose
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested (51% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (71% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Passengers other (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Passengers front (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Body condition (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Load security
      • 0.030% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.015% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0099% fail on Access panel
    • 0.035% fail on Seats (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Drivers (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Passengers (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0099% fail on Vehicle structure (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Chassis (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0050% fail on Body security
    • 0.0050% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.77% fail on Steering (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Steering system (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Free play (66% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Steering rack (70% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Steering box
      • 0.025% fail on Steering arm (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0050% fail on Other components
        • 0.0050% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.089% fail on Power steering (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Electronic power steering (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Operation
      • 0.0050% fail on Other components
    • 0.030% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0050% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0050% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.0050% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.68% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.50% fail on Attachment (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2006 cars)
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