Volkswagen Phaeton MOT Results

Registered in 2007
75.4% pass rate
from 211 tests in 2020
(39% better than other 2007 cars)
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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Phaeton is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.47% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.95% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.95% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.47% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.47% fail on Switch
  • 6.6% fail on Brakes
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.47% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.47% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.95% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt
          • 0.95% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.47% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.47% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.47% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.47% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.3% fail on Suspension (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.95% fail on Anti-roll bars (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.47% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.47% fail on Springs
      • 0.47% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.47% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.47% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.47% fail on Operation
  • 3.3% fail on Visibility
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
  • 2.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Power steering (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pipes and hoses (29 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Other components (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Operation
    • 0.47% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.47% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.9% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Transmission
      • 0.95% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.95% fail on Joints
    • 0.47% fail on Doors
      • 0.47% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.47% fail on Door condition

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