Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1985
58.8% pass rate
from 80 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 1985 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (83% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 8.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 8.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 7.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 7.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 5.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.5% fail on All direction indicators
    • 6.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.8% fail on Horn
      • 2.5% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.3% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.5% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.3% fail on Switch
  • 21% fail on Body, chassis, structure (150% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 14% fail on Exhaust system (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Drive shaft
    • 5.0% fail on Seats (6 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Driver's seat
      • 2.5% fail on Passenger's seat (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.3% fail on Body
      • 1.3% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 1.3% fail on Floor
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 14% fail on Brake performance
      • 10% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 10% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
          • 7.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Brake performance not tested (7 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.5% fail on Flexible brake hoses (6 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.3% fail on Pedal
    • 1.3% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 1.3% fail on Other braking system component
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
  • 16% fail on Visibility (130% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 14% fail on Washers (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Bonnet (10 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on View to rear
      • 1.3% fail on Mirrors
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 7.5% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Macpherson strut (10 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.3% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.3% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 3.8% fail on Emissions not tested (7 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 2.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 2.5% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 8.8% fail on Steering
    • 5.0% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.8% fail on Track rod end
  • 5.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Requirements
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 3.8% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plates
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.3% fail on Attachment

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