Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1985
50.6% pass rate
from 81 tests in 2017
(45% worse than other 1985 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 1985 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (190% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Stop lamp (170% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.2% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 7.4% fail on Fog lamp
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.9% fail on Battery
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.2% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.5% fail on Hazard warning
      • 2.5% fail on Lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 7.4% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Rear (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front
    • 7.4% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Front drive shafts (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.7% fail on Component mounting
      • 3.7% fail on Subframe mounting (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
  • 15% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 8.6% fail on Wipers
    • 8.6% fail on Washers
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 9.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 6.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
    • 7.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.9% fail on Components
        • 3.7% fail on Hoses
        • 1.2% fail on Pipes
      • 1.2% fail on Operation
      • 1.2% fail on Leaks
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Wheel cylinder
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.2% fail on Emissions
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 2.5% fail on System
      • 1.2% fail on Cap
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.2% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.5% fail on Body condition
    • 2.5% fail on Seats
      • 2.5% fail on Drivers
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis
  • 3.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate
  • 2.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.2% fail on Condition

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