Volkswagen Phaeton MOT Results

Registered in 2008
81.3% pass rate
from 166 tests in 2017
(49% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Phaeton is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (16 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (20 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.60% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.60% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.60% fail on Front lamps
    • 0.60% fail on Headlamp aim
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.60% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.60% fail on Components
        • 0.60% fail on Hoses
    • 0.60% fail on ABS
    • 0.60% fail on Hub components
      • 0.60% fail on Brake discs
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.60% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.2% fail on Steering
    • 0.60% fail on Steering system
      • 0.60% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.60% fail on Power steering
      • 0.60% fail on Operation
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.60% fail on Suspension
    • 0.60% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.60% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints

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