Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2010
71.0% pass rate
from 15,066 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (6.7% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Individual lamps (38% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on All direction indicators (77% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps (30% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps (50% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Rear lamps (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (48% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.033% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.013% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.020% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0066% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.020% fail on Dipswitch (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Horn (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Stop lamp (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Fog lamp (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.11% fail on Battery
    • 0.046% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.033% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.027% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Lamp
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0066% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Suspension (31% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.027% fail on Condition
      • 0.0066% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0066% fail on Presence
    • 2.7% fail on Coil springs (16% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (16% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Location
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers (94% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (94% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (25% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (22% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Drive shafts (49% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Front drive shafts (49% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Constant velocity joints (49% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0066% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.23% fail on Front suspension joints (35% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Rear
      • 0.053% fail on Front (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.033% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Macpherson strut (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension unit (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0066% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0066% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.5% fail on Tyres (41% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (49% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (34% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Size/type
    • 0.053% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.3% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components (13% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (15% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0066% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.82% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Front wheels (43% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear wheels (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.020% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Electronic parking brake (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on ABS (50% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Hydraulic systems (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Components (89% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Hoses (73% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Pipes (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Leaks
    • 0.060% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.027% fail on Restricted movement (75% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 2.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (40% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Washers (54% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.086% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.080% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.70% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (51% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Exhaust system (47% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.100% fail on System
      • 0.013% fail on Hose
      • 0.013% fail on Cap (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Tank
      • 0.0066% fail on Pipe
    • 0.046% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.020% fail on Emissions (93% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.61% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.48% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (78% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (78% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers airbag (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0066% fail on Attachment
  • 0.53% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.23% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.093% fail on Body condition
    • 0.073% fail on Doors
      • 0.033% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.033% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.013% fail on Seats (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0066% fail on Drivers
    • 0.013% fail on Load security
      • 0.0066% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0066% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.0066% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.17% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering system (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Steering rack (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Free play
        • 0.020% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.027% fail on Power steering
      • 0.027% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0066% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0066% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.0066% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels (56% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.027% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2010 cars)
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