Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2011
69.7% pass rate
from 19,801 tests in 2020
(2.8% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (31% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms (79% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 5.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (61% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Linkage (40% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (7.5% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Anti-roll bar (32% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Springs (27% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Coil springs (27% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Coil spring (27% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Mounting (65% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers (8.6% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings (16% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Other suspension component (45% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Pins and bushes (15% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other suspension component (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.086% fail on Macpherson strut (8.9% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0051% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.040% fail on Suspension rods (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes (0.13% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.025% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Levelling valve (18 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Operation
      • 0.0051% fail on Pipes
    • 0.015% fail on Sub-frames (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.0051% fail on Axles
      • 0.0051% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.0051% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres (38% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (46% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type (9.9% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (51% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (1.5% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (1.5% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (91% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Individual direction indicators (50% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on All direction indicators (51% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device (71% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.61% fail on Stop lamp (74% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (66% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (42% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Switch (2.9% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Electrical equipment (26% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Horn (1.4% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Battery(ies) (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps (42% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps (40% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Position lamp (42% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Hazard warning (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Switch (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0051% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes (9.0% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (13% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (9.9% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (10% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Brake linings (29% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs and drums (20% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Brake discs (20% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Electronic stability control (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic braking system (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Brake performance (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt (57% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance (58% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0051% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.030% fail on Plate brake tester (25% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0051% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (85% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0051% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.12% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (70% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.061% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Brake performance not tested (29% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Parking brake performance (90% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Rbt (89% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.051% fail on Parking brake performance (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Parking brake control (99% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Electronic parking brake (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Hydraulic systems (7.9% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Brake fluid (28% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.056% fail on Flexible brake hoses (32% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0051% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.0051% fail on Pedal
    • 0.0051% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 2.5% fail on Visibility (44% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (54% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Washers (52% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Driver's view (16% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on View to rear (28% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Mirrors (26% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (2.4% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (0.13% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition (96% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (31% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Emissions not tested (5.4% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Emission control equipment (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.010% fail on Other emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0051% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0051% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0051% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.010% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (51% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0051% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0051% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.54% fail on Spark ignition (58% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (27% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Catalyst emissions (95% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Emissions not tested (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Fluid leaks (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Engine oil leaks (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (61% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Other leaks (50% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Noise suppression (28% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Undertray (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts (41% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Requirements (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment (50% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Drivers airbag (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Transmission (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Drive shafts (45% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Joints (48% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Drive shaft (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0051% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.025% fail on Prop shafts (50% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Joints (41% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Exhaust system (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Fuel system (37% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Tank (8.5% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Hose (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pipe (35% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Doors (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Driver's door (18% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Door condition (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Front passenger's door (54% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition (61% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0051% fail on Hinge
      • 0.020% fail on Other passenger's door (58% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition (57% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Undertray (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Body (28% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Other body component (25% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0051% fail on Panel
    • 0.045% fail on Bumpers (46% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Seats (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Passenger's seat (23% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Driver's seat (65% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Boot lid (89% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Boot lid condition (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting (19% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting condition (21% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Tailgate (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Tailgate condition (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0051% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0051% fail on Coupling
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment (38% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle (4.7% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates (5.0% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.33% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering linkage components (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other components (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Steering linkage (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0051% fail on Steering component
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0051% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.091% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Steering gear (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Steering rack (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Steering play (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Steering rack (45% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Steering wheel (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0051% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.010% fail on Seat belt installation check (97% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0051% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0051% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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