Volkswagen Phaeton MOT Results

Registered in 2010
75.0% pass rate
from 116 tests in 2020
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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Phaeton is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (24 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.86% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres
    • 6.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.86% fail on Tread depth
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.86% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt
          • 0.86% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.86% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.86% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.86% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.86% fail on Lever
    • 0.86% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.86% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.86% fail on Brake discs
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.86% fail on Wipers
  • 2.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Other passenger's door (30 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Door condition (32 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.86% fail on Bumpers
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.86% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.86% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.86% fail on Steering
    • 0.86% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.86% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.86% fail on Suspension
    • 0.86% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.86% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 0.86% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.86% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.86% fail on Condition
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