Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1989
55.8% pass rate
from 240 tests in 2017
(25% worse than other 1989 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (92% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 10% fail on Prescribed areas (79% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Component mounting (94% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.42% fail on Spring mounting
    • 8.3% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Front drive shafts (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Couplings
    • 7.5% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Rear (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (180% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.4% fail on Battery (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.83% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.83% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.83% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.83% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.42% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.83% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.42% fail on Lamp
      • 0.42% fail on Switch
    • 0.42% fail on Horn
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 8.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.83% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance
    • 6.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.8% fail on Components
        • 3.3% fail on Pipes
        • 2.9% fail on Hoses
        • 0.42% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.42% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake control components (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pedal (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Condition
        • 0.83% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.83% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.83% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Hub components
      • 0.42% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.42% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.42% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.42% fail on Cable
    • 0.42% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.42% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.42% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (66% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Emissions
    • 2.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Cap (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Tank
      • 0.42% fail on Pipe
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
  • 7.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.83% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.42% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.7% fail on Steering
    • 5.8% fail on Steering system
      • 3.8% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.42% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.42% fail on Steering control
      • 0.42% fail on Steering column
    • 0.42% fail on Steering operation
  • 5.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.83% fail on Condition
  • 4.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis
    • 1.3% fail on Seats
      • 1.3% fail on Drivers
  • 0.83% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
  • 0.83% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate

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