Volkswagen Phaeton MOT Results

Registered in 2011
82.4% pass rate
from 187 tests in 2020
(39% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Phaeton is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.53% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.53% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.53% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.53% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 3.7% fail on Brakes
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.53% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.53% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.53% fail on Hand lever
  • 2.1% fail on Visibility
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
  • 2.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.53% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.53% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.53% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.6% fail on Suspension (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.53% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.53% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.53% fail on Operation
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment
  • 0.53% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.53% fail on Steering
    • 0.53% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.53% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.53% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.53% fail on Body
      • 0.53% fail on Panel
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