Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2013
83.4% pass rate
from 13,329 tests in 2017
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 (56% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (65% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (32% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (34% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.83% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.0075% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.68% fail on Position lamps (31% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Front lamps (37% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.015% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.47% fail on Headlamps (54% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0075% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0075% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0075% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plate lamp (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.015% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0075% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Horn
    • 0.030% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.015% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0075% fail on Switch
    • 0.015% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.0075% fail on Battery
  • 2.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (34% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (37% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen (72% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Washers (62% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.053% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Suspension (42% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Shock absorbers (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.0075% fail on Location
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.068% fail on Rear
      • 0.045% fail on Front
    • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0075% fail on Condition
    • 0.060% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.060% fail on Drive shafts (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Front drive shafts (72% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Constant velocity joints (72% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Bonded suspension (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Attachment
    • 0.015% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension unit (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0075% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0075% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0075% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0075% fail on Condition
  • 1.9% fail on Brakes (33% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components (32% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Brake pads (45% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake discs (73% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.43% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.098% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.060% fail on Rear wheels (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Parking brake performance (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.015% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.17% fail on ABS (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic parking brake (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Condition
    • 0.090% fail on Electronic stability system (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic systems (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0075% fail on Operation
      • 0.0075% fail on Components
        • 0.0075% fail on Pipes
    • 0.023% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.0075% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Drivers airbag (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.060% fail on Condition
      • 0.0075% fail on Requirements
  • 0.50% fail on Registration plates and VIN (59% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plate (59% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.098% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on Condition
  • 0.14% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.075% fail on Body condition
    • 0.045% fail on Doors
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0075% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0075% fail on Load security
      • 0.0075% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.0075% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.068% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Tank
      • 0.0075% fail on Cap
    • 0.030% fail on Exhaust system (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (54% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Electronic power steering (11 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Steering system (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.0075% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.0075% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0075% fail on Towbar
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