Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1986
64.0% pass rate
from 75 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 1986 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 8.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 8.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Switch
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 4.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.7% fail on Horn
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 2.7% fail on Main beam tell-tale (7 times worse than other 1986 cars)
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.0% fail on Transmission
      • 4.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.0% fail on Joints
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.3% fail on Seats
      • 1.3% fail on Driver's seat
  • 8.0% fail on Brakes
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 6.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 5.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.3% fail on Lever
    • 1.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.3% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.3% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 1.3% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 8.0% fail on Visibility
    • 6.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on View to rear
      • 1.3% fail on Mirrors
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 4.0% fail on Steering gear
      • 4.0% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.3% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 1.3% fail on Speedometer

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