Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2011
76.6% pass rate
from 20,228 tests in 2017
(4.9% 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.

  • 9.0% fail on Tyres (42% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (34% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Size/type
    • 0.040% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (43% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (41% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Front lamps (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.0049% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0049% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.87% fail on Side repeaters (82% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Individual lamps (60% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.84% fail on Headlamps (53% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Headlamp (54% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.025% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (75% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0049% fail on Switch
      • 0.0049% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.44% fail on Stop lamp (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.27% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.084% fail on Horn
    • 0.015% fail on Battery (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0099% fail on Switch
      • 0.0049% fail on Lamp
    • 0.015% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0099% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0049% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.5% fail on Suspension (17% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0049% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0049% fail on Presence
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers (72% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (72% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Coil springs (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Location
    • 0.26% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.074% fail on Front
      • 0.069% fail on Rear
    • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (74% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Front drive shafts (73% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Constant velocity joints (74% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0049% fail on Couplings
    • 0.040% fail on Bonded suspension (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.030% fail on Macpherson strut (63% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0099% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0099% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0049% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0049% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0049% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0049% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 4.1% fail on Brakes (11% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components (20% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (25% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Brake discs (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0049% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.3% fail on ABS (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Brake performance (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.22% fail on Rear wheels (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.079% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.015% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0049% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.56% fail on Parking brake (99% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Electronic parking brake (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Electronic stability system (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Hydraulic systems (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Components (86% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Hoses (70% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0049% fail on Pipes
      • 0.015% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0049% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.015% fail on Restricted movement (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0099% fail on Additional braking devices (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (30% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (25% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Washers (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Windscreen (58% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Mirrors (57% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.70% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (69% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0099% fail on Passengers airbag
      • 0.0049% fail on Seat belt load limiter
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.0049% fail on Attachment
  • 0.57% fail on Registration plates and VIN (44% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plate (44% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.079% fail on Condition
  • 0.21% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Fuel system (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on System
      • 0.035% fail on Cap (61% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Hose
    • 0.020% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0099% fail on Emissions (94% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.20% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.089% fail on Doors
      • 0.040% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.025% fail on Drivers
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.044% fail on Body condition
    • 0.035% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Access panel (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0049% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.020% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0099% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0049% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0049% fail on Body security
  • 0.10% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Steering system (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.030% fail on Power steering
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0049% fail on Operation

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