Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

Registered in 2016
80.7% pass rate
from 18,209 tests in 2020
(55% worse than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.7% fail on Visibility (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Wipers (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Washers (60% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Condition of glass (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Windscreen (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Bonnet (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.055% fail on View to rear
      • 0.055% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (54% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (67% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (49% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.033% fail on Size/type
  • 2.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.42% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.16% fail on Direction indicators (47% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Flashing type (47% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (51% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.099% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.093% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.0055% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.071% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (52% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Rear fog lamp (51% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.022% fail on Horn
      • 0.016% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0055% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.027% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Daytime running lamps (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.022% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.016% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.011% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (96% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (45% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (23% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (23% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.82% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Brake performance (51% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.038% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.038% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.060% fail on Flexible brake hoses (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0055% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.016% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.016% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.011% fail on Parking brake control (89% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.0055% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.0055% fail on Pedal
    • 0.0055% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0055% fail on Additional braking device
  • 1.3% fail on Suspension (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Springs (59% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Coil springs (59% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Coil spring (58% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.022% fail on Suspension arms (85% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0055% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0055% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0055% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.0055% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0055% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0055% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.48% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.47% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.37% fail on Compression ignition (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.011% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Spark ignition (44% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.0055% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.011% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.35% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts (59% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.088% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.19% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.038% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.038% fail on Body
      • 0.033% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0055% fail on Panel
    • 0.027% fail on Transmission
      • 0.022% fail on Drive shafts (69% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Joints (69% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0055% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.027% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0055% fail on Tank
      • 0.0055% fail on Hose
      • 0.0055% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.016% fail on Boot lid (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other boot lid component (29 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.011% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Doors
      • 0.0055% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0055% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0055% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0055% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0055% fail on Load security
      • 0.0055% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.0055% fail on Seats
      • 0.0055% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.15% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.082% fail on Attachment
    • 0.033% fail on Condition
  • 0.016% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.011% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.011% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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