Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1984
50.9% pass rate
from 57 tests in 2020
(71% worse than other 1984 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 1984 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (88% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (190% worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 8.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 7.0% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 1.8% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 7.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 7.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 7.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.8% fail on Horn
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 16% fail on Brake performance
      • 11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
          • 7.0% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 1984 cars)
          • 7.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1984 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 7.0% fail on Rbt
          • 7.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.8% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.8% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 1.8% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 1.8% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 1.8% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.5% fail on Transmission
      • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.5% fail on Joints
    • 3.5% fail on Floor (10 times worse than other 1984 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Seats
      • 1.8% fail on Driver's seat
      • 1.8% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.8% fail on Pipe
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 5.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 3.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility
    • 5.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.8% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering gear
      • 3.5% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 1.8% fail on Anchorages
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition

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