Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1984
60.7% pass rate
from 56 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 1984 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 7.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 7.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 5.4% fail on Battery
    • 5.4% fail on Horn
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.8% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Drive shafts (8 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Front drive shafts (8 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (8 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts
    • 7.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.4% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.8% fail on Spring mounting
    • 5.4% fail on Macpherson strut (36 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Condition (36 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.8% fail on Location
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.8% fail on Rear
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 7.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Front wheels
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.6% fail on Components
        • 1.8% fail on Pipes
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses
    • 1.8% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.8% fail on Pedal
        • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 1.8% fail on Components
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
  • 11% fail on Tyres (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Tread depth (5 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Size/type
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 5.4% fail on Emissions
  • 8.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 8.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 5.4% fail on Steering system
      • 5.4% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1984 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate

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