Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2011
71.2% pass rate
from 21,978 tests in 2020
(3.9% 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.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (31% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms (91% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0091% fail on Ball joint dust cover (96% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Linkage ball joints (50% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint (50% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Linkage
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Anti-roll bar (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0091% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Springs (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (50% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (50% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.096% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.068% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0091% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0091% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.036% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0046% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.032% fail on Macpherson strut (63% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0091% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0046% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.014% fail on Sub-frames (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0091% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0046% fail on Levelling valve
      • 0.0046% fail on Pipes
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres (37% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth (42% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.014% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 7.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (53% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (99% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Individual direction indicators (63% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0046% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.81% fail on Position lamps (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Position lamp (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0046% fail on Switch
    • 0.71% fail on Stop lamp (69% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (58% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.22% fail on Horn
      • 0.036% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.014% fail on Battery(ies) (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (33% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (32% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0046% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.046% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.046% fail on Switch
    • 0.014% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.014% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0046% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.0091% fail on Rear reflectors (83% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (15% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.0046% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.75% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.75% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability control (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Electronic braking system (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (45% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0091% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0091% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.082% fail on Service brake performance (45% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.036% fail on Service brake imbalance (82% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.073% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.023% fail on Parking brake performance (95% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Rbt (94% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake performance (93% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake control (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Electronic parking brake (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Lever
    • 0.082% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.077% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0046% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.046% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.018% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0046% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0046% fail on Condition
    • 0.0046% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0046% fail on Additional braking device
  • 2.6% fail on Visibility (43% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (53% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Washers (56% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen (96% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.055% fail on View to rear (51% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Mirrors (54% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 1.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition (77% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.082% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.023% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0091% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0046% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0046% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0046% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.023% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0046% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0046% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.57% fail on Spark ignition (46% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.0091% fail on Catalyst emissions (98% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.064% fail on Fluid leaks (51% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0046% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.027% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.027% fail on Undertray
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.0046% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0046% fail on Requirements
    • 0.068% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Drivers airbag (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust system (46% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Transmission (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Drive shafts (50% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Joints (51% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0091% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0046% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.036% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.036% fail on Joints
      • 0.0046% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.068% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.027% fail on Hose (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on System
      • 0.0091% fail on Tank
      • 0.0091% fail on Pipe
    • 0.082% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.082% fail on Body
      • 0.073% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0091% fail on Panel
    • 0.082% fail on Undertray (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Doors
      • 0.032% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition
      • 0.032% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0046% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0046% fail on Door condition
    • 0.036% fail on Boot lid (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Boot lid condition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Seats
      • 0.018% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.014% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0091% fail on Load security
      • 0.0046% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0046% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0046% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0046% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0046% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0046% fail on Other towbar components
  • 0.46% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment
    • 0.050% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.25% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Other components
        • 0.0091% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0046% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0046% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0046% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.091% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Steering gear (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Steering rack (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0046% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0046% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.0046% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0046% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0046% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0046% fail on Anchorages

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