Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2009
67.5% pass rate
from 17,169 tests in 2017
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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Linkage condition (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
      • 0.0058% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0058% fail on Presence
    • 4.6% fail on Coil springs (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Condition (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Location
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers (80% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (80% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front drive shafts (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.017% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.23% fail on Front suspension joints (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear (45% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Front (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.058% fail on Macpherson strut (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.017% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Trailing arms (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (94% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Sub-frames (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0058% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (73% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Individual lamps (64% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on All direction indicators (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0058% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Front lamps (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Rear lamps (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.023% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.017% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0058% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.46% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Fog lamp (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Battery
    • 0.099% fail on Horn (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.041% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.017% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.012% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0058% fail on Switch
    • 0.0058% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 9.8% fail on Tyres (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth (28% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.029% fail on Valve stem (70% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Brakes (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.61% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.041% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0058% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Front wheels (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Rear wheels (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake imbalance (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.012% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.47% fail on Electronic parking brake (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Fitment
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Components (85% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Hoses (60% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Pipes (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0058% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0058% fail on Operation
    • 0.076% fail on ABS (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.035% fail on Restricted movement (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0058% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0058% fail on Condition
    • 0.0058% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0058% fail on Components
        • 0.0058% fail on Servos
  • 3.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.082% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Exhaust system (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on System
      • 0.017% fail on Cap (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hose
      • 0.0058% fail on Pipe
    • 0.029% fail on Emissions (95% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.82% fail on Registration plates and VIN (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plate (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.59% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.43% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.37% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.047% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0058% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.0058% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0058% fail on Attachment
  • 0.48% fail on Steering (60% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering system (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Steering rack (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.029% fail on Free play
        • 0.029% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.023% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.012% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0058% fail on Other components
        • 0.0058% fail on Steering component
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering (92% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic power steering (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Operation
    • 0.0058% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.29% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (34% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Doors
      • 0.082% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.047% fail on Drivers
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers front (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Body condition
    • 0.017% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.012% fail on Load security
      • 0.012% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.012% fail on Condition (91% better than other 2009 cars)
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