Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2015
82.9% pass rate
from 18,902 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (36% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (47% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (38% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Size/type
    • 0.032% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.73% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (77% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Direction indicators (51% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Flashing type (51% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (50% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.13% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.090% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.090% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.090% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.063% fail on Horn
      • 0.016% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.011% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.069% fail on Position lamps (74% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Position lamp (73% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (93% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Daytime running lamps (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility (21% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (14% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Washers (68% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.069% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on View to rear
      • 0.037% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (33% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (24% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (25% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.98% fail on Brake discs and drums (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Brake discs (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.053% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.042% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.042% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (94% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Rbt (sp) (94% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.026% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.037% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.026% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.026% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.016% fail on Parking brake control (85% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.0053% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0053% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 2.8% fail on Suspension (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Springs (51% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Coil springs (51% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Coil spring (51% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension arms (55% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.032% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0053% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 0.84% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (34% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Exhaust emissions (37% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Compression ignition (83% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (73% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.011% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0053% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.28% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (44% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.016% fail on Undertray
    • 0.016% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.57% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts (69% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (76% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Attachment
    • 0.011% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0053% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0053% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.22% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Transmission (68% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Drive shafts (72% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Joints (76% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.0053% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0053% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.0053% fail on Belts
    • 0.032% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.032% fail on Undertray
    • 0.026% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.011% fail on Tank
      • 0.011% fail on Hose (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.021% fail on Body
      • 0.021% fail on Other body component
    • 0.021% fail on Boot lid (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Boot lid condition (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Doors
      • 0.011% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0053% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0053% fail on Catch
      • 0.0053% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0053% fail on Door condition
    • 0.011% fail on Seats
      • 0.0053% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0053% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0053% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.0053% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0053% fail on Coupling
      • 0.0053% fail on Safety device
      • 0.0053% fail on Other towbar components
  • 0.15% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0053% fail on Condition
  • 0.048% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Steering linkage components (77% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.011% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Other components
        • 0.0053% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.021% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.021% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.011% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.011% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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