Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1986
48.9% pass rate
from 88 tests in 2017
(50% worse than other 1986 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 1986 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 35% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (74% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 13% fail on Stop lamp (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp (200% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 10% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 10% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Tell tale
    • 10% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 10% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 3.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.1% fail on Tell tales
    • 9.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 2.3% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (5 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Switch
    • 8.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Switch (21 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Battery
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.1% fail on Lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Horn
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (10 times worse than other 1986 cars)
  • 23% fail on Suspension (87% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Rear (6 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front
    • 5.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.1% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.4% fail on Macpherson strut (11 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (11 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 9.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.8% fail on Components
        • 5.7% fail on Hoses (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes
      • 2.3% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks
    • 8.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Wheel cylinder
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 6.8% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.8% fail on Steering
    • 6.8% fail on Steering system
      • 3.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end
  • 6.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Bonnet
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis
    • 1.1% fail on Engine mountings
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
  • 3.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 2.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.1% fail on Condition

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