Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1987
50.6% pass rate
from 83 tests in 2017
(44% worse than other 1987 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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 9.6% fail on Fog lamp
    • 7.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.0% fail on Battery (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Switch
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 1.2% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 1.2% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 1.2% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.2% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 23% fail on Suspension (85% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Front drive shafts (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 9.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.2% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.4% fail on Rear
      • 1.2% fail on Front
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
    • 6.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.8% fail on Components
        • 2.4% fail on Pipes
        • 2.4% fail on Hoses
      • 1.2% fail on Leaks
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical components
      • 1.2% fail on Cable
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 7.2% fail on Emissions
    • 2.4% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Pipe
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 9.6% fail on Washers
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Steering system
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.2% fail on Steering control
      • 1.2% fail on Steering column
    • 1.2% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.4% fail on Body condition
    • 1.2% fail on Body security
    • 1.2% fail on Seats
      • 1.2% fail on Drivers
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate

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