Volkswagen Phaeton MOT Results

Registered in 2013
81.6% pass rate
from 87 tests in 2017
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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Phaeton is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 1.1% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.1% fail on Components
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
  • 2.3% fail on Suspension
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.1% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
  • 2.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers
  • 2.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
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  • Volkswagen Phaeton (2010 - 2016)
    Sharper styled than previous Phaeton. Available in standard and long wheelbase. 3.0 TDI offers good combination of performance and economy for such a big car.

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