Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2013
77.2% pass rate
from 14,481 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.2% fail on Tyres (42% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (39% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (56% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Size/type
  • 6.3% fail on Suspension (48% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Springs (38% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (38% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring (38% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Mounting
    • 0.74% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage ball joints (97% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings (63% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.028% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.014% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0069% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0069% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0069% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0069% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0069% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0069% fail on Suspension unit
  • 4.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (40% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (63% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (92% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (92% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0069% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.76% fail on Headlamps (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.47% fail on Position lamps (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Position lamp (39% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0069% fail on Switch
    • 0.21% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.13% fail on Horn
      • 0.014% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0069% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.069% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Daytime running lamps (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Reversing lamps (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Reversing lamps (63% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0069% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0069% fail on Switch
    • 0.0069% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (17% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (17% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.94% fail on Brake discs and drums (45% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Brake discs (45% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Anti-lock braking system (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Electronic stability control (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic braking system (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Brake performance (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (48% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.097% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (77% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.062% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (61% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Rbt (sp) (59% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.014% fail on Parking brake performance (93% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Rbt (93% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.0069% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0069% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake control (96% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Electronic parking brake (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.021% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.014% fail on Rigid brake pipes (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0069% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.3% fail on Visibility (44% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (38% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Washers (68% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.097% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0069% fail on Window
    • 0.076% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.076% fail on View to rear
      • 0.076% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Requirements
    • 0.028% fail on Airbags
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.69% fail on Compression ignition (43% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (78% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0069% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0069% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.34% fail on Spark ignition (45% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.0069% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.062% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.055% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0069% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.0069% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0069% fail on Undertray
  • 0.79% fail on Body, chassis, structure (37% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Transmission (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Drive shafts (41% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Joints (42% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.014% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.014% fail on Joints
    • 0.14% fail on Exhaust system (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Doors
      • 0.048% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.048% fail on Door condition
      • 0.028% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.021% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0069% fail on Catch
      • 0.021% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.021% fail on Door condition
    • 0.062% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.055% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.028% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.014% fail on Hose (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on System
    • 0.048% fail on Body
      • 0.041% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0069% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.041% fail on Undertray
    • 0.035% fail on Seats
      • 0.021% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.014% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.021% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Bracket
      • 0.0069% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0069% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0069% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0069% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0069% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.44% fail on Steering (32% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Electronic power steering (27 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Steering linkage components (94% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.014% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.014% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0069% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0069% fail on Other components
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment (53% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Condition
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates
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