Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2012
73.8% pass rate
from 17,967 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.9% fail on Tyres (40% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.095% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 7.6% fail on Suspension (17% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms (93% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover (95% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage ball joints (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (73% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.095% fail on Linkage
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0056% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0056% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers (97% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (55% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.056% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.033% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0056% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.011% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.011% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0056% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0056% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 5.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.86% fail on Side repeaters (57% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Individual direction indicators (61% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.017% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.72% fail on Position lamps (37% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Position lamp (36% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.35% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.24% fail on Horn (68% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.017% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.089% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.083% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0056% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.011% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0056% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0056% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0056% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0056% fail on Switch
    • 0.0056% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.7% fail on Brakes (11% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (18% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (19% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (19% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.68% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.68% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability control (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Electronic braking system (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.095% fail on Service brake imbalance (58% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (55% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.067% fail on Service brake imbalance (63% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.033% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.61% fail on Parking brake control (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Electronic parking brake (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.056% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.050% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.011% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0056% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0056% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0056% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0056% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0056% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0056% fail on Additional braking device
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements
    • 0.12% fail on Airbags (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Drivers airbag (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Passengers airbag (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Visibility (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (46% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Washers (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass (88% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.039% fail on View to rear
      • 0.039% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Catalytic converter (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0056% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0056% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.43% fail on Spark ignition (46% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.011% fail on Catalyst emissions (96% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.039% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.017% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0056% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.017% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.017% fail on Undertray
  • 1.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (27% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Transmission
      • 0.53% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.52% fail on Joints
        • 0.0056% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0056% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.028% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.028% fail on Joints
    • 0.29% fail on Exhaust system (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Doors
      • 0.061% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.056% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0056% fail on Hinge
      • 0.017% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.017% fail on Door condition
      • 0.017% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0056% fail on Hinge
    • 0.061% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.017% fail on Pipe
      • 0.017% fail on System
      • 0.011% fail on Tank
      • 0.011% fail on Hose
      • 0.0056% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.061% fail on Body
      • 0.050% fail on Other body component
      • 0.011% fail on Panel
    • 0.056% fail on Undertray
    • 0.050% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.050% fail on Boot lid (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Boot lid condition (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Seats
      • 0.017% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.0056% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.017% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.017% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0056% fail on Load security
      • 0.0056% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0056% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 0.94% fail on Steering
    • 0.76% fail on Electronic power steering (31 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0056% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0056% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.039% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.033% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0056% fail on Operation
    • 0.011% fail on Power steering
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
    • 0.011% fail on Steering play
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.47% fail on Identification of the vehicle (41% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plates (40% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0056% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.033% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2012 cars)
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