Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1987
52.9% pass rate
from 85 tests in 2020
(53% 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.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (150% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 9.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.4% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.2% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.2% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 20% fail on Suspension (110% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 8.2% fail on Rbt
          • 8.2% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (170% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 8.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
          • 4.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 2.4% fail on Pedal
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 8.2% fail on Transmission (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 8.2% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Chassis
      • 2.4% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Hose
    • 1.2% fail on Towbar
      • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 1.2% fail on Body
      • 1.2% fail on Panel
  • 9.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 2.4% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 7.1% fail on Steering
    • 5.9% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
  • 3.5% fail on Visibility
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates

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