Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2010
65.7% pass rate
from 16,481 tests in 2020
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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (40% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.091% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.2% fail on Springs
      • 4.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.1% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.030% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0061% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.0061% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (11% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Suspension arm (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers (61% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings (40% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Other suspension component (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0061% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.067% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0061% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.055% fail on Macpherson strut (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.024% fail on Sub-frames (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0061% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0061% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0061% fail on Suspension unit
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (15% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Individual direction indicators (40% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0061% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.030% fail on Dipswitch (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (30% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp (39% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.59% fail on Electrical equipment (70% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.036% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.030% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.38% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0061% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0061% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres (47% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth (40% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Condition (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 4.6% fail on Brakes (35% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs and drums (27% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Brake discs (27% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Service brake performance (45% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt (45% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance (45% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance (42% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.22% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (84% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.067% fail on Service brake imbalance (80% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.055% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Rbt (87% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.067% fail on Parking brake performance (87% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.0061% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0061% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0061% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0061% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.067% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.33% fail on Electronic parking brake (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (44% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system (48% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.055% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.042% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0061% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0061% fail on Valves
    • 0.049% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.049% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.018% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
    • 0.012% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.012% fail on Servos
    • 0.0061% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 3.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (16% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (19% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Compression ignition (80% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (80% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.018% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.012% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.0061% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.018% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0061% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition (31% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (27% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Catalyst emissions (93% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.097% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.036% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.036% fail on Undertray
  • 3.0% fail on Visibility (40% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (49% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass (84% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen (87% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on View to rear
      • 0.091% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.085% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (44% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Exhaust system (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Transmission (48% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Drive shafts (48% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Joints (47% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.024% fail on Joints
    • 0.13% fail on Doors
      • 0.055% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.055% fail on Door condition
      • 0.042% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.036% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0061% fail on Catch
      • 0.036% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.036% fail on Door condition
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.091% fail on Fuel system (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Tank
      • 0.024% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on System
      • 0.0061% fail on Pipe
    • 0.055% fail on Body
      • 0.036% fail on Other body component
      • 0.018% fail on Panel
    • 0.042% fail on Undertray
    • 0.030% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.012% fail on Bracket
    • 0.024% fail on Seats
      • 0.018% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.0061% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.012% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.012% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0061% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 0.81% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.62% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (64% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements
    • 0.0061% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0061% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.46% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels (35% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.018% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.21% fail on Steering (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering linkage components (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0061% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0061% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.067% fail on Steering gear (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Steering rack (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Operation
    • 0.024% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0061% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0061% fail on Operation
    • 0.0061% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0061% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0061% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.0061% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0061% fail on Anchorages
Read the Honest John Review

Search Good Garages