Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1988
52.2% pass rate
from 161 tests in 2017
(37% 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.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (180% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 5.0% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.1% fail on Battery
    • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.5% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.62% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.62% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.62% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.62% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.62% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.62% fail on Lamp
    • 0.62% fail on Horn
  • 22% fail on Suspension (70% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Rear (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front
    • 8.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.9% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 6.8% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
      • 0.62% fail on Location
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.62% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.62% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.62% fail on Service brake performance
    • 6.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.6% fail on Components
        • 3.7% fail on Pipes
        • 2.5% fail on Hoses
      • 0.62% fail on Operation
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.2% fail on Pedal
        • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Hub components
      • 0.62% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.62% fail on Restricted movement
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.5% fail on Emissions
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Tank
      • 0.62% fail on Cap
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.8% fail on Washers
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.62% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.62% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.62% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Steering
    • 6.2% fail on Steering system
      • 4.3% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.1% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition
    • 0.62% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.62% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.62% fail on Chassis
    • 0.62% fail on Body security
    • 0.62% fail on Seats
      • 0.62% fail on Drivers
  • 0.62% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plate

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