Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1988
50.6% pass rate
from 164 tests in 2020
(54% worse than other 1988 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp (140% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 4.9% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.7% fail on Battery(ies) (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Horn
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.61% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.61% fail on Switch
    • 0.61% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.61% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.61% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 21% fail on Suspension (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.8% fail on Macpherson strut (9 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (18 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Springs
      • 0.61% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.61% fail on Coil spring
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.61% fail on Cable
        • 0.61% fail on Lever
      • 0.61% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.61% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.61% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.61% fail on Pedal
    • 0.61% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.61% fail on Brake fluid
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on Tank
      • 0.61% fail on Hose
      • 0.61% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.61% fail on Seats
      • 0.61% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 14% fail on Visibility (97% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Washers (100% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.61% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.61% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 3.7% fail on Emissions not tested (7 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.61% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 4.9% fail on Steering
    • 4.3% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.61% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.61% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.61% fail on Steering play
      • 0.61% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.61% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.61% fail on Speedometer

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