Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2008
65.9% pass rate
from 18,735 tests in 2017
(8.1% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Coil springs (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Condition (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Location
    • 6.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage condition (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Condition
      • 0.0053% fail on Attachment
    • 5.0% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Front drive shafts (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0053% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.085% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Attachment
    • 0.25% fail on Front suspension joints (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Front (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.075% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.069% fail on Trailing arms (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 0.0053% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0053% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0053% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0053% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0053% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 10% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Condition (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.085% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.037% fail on Valve stem (63% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 9.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (48% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Individual lamps (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on All direction indicators (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear lamps (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.027% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0053% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0053% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0053% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0053% fail on Switch
    • 0.33% fail on Battery
    • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Fog lamp (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.21% fail on Stop lamp (95% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Horn (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0053% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0053% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0053% fail on Lamp
  • 5.9% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components (11% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.58% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (28% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (16% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Front wheels (39% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.069% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.053% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0053% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake (95% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic parking brake (20 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Fitment
    • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic systems (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Components (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Hoses (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Pipes (92% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.011% fail on Servos
        • 0.0053% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.10% fail on Leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.027% fail on Operation
    • 0.19% fail on ABS (48% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.027% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.016% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Components
        • 0.0053% fail on Servos
      • 0.0053% fail on Leaks
    • 0.011% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.011% fail on Service brake control components (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pedal (91% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 0.0053% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0053% fail on Operation
    • 0.0053% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0053% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 1.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (33% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (37% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Emissions (48% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.18% fail on System (61% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0053% fail on Tank
      • 0.0053% fail on Hose
      • 0.0053% fail on Cap
    • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.76% fail on Registration plates and VIN (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plate (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.64% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.48% fail on Doors (86% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers front (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.10% fail on Body condition
    • 0.032% fail on Load security
      • 0.016% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.011% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0053% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.016% fail on Seats (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers
    • 0.0053% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0053% fail on Body security
  • 0.62% fail on Steering (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Steering system (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Track rod end (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Free play
        • 0.080% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.053% fail on Steering rack (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic power steering (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Operation
    • 0.043% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.011% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0053% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0053% fail on Steering column
  • 0.60% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.44% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.027% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels (44% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.011% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2008 cars)
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