Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1990
53.5% pass rate
from 258 tests in 2017
(25% worse than other 1990 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (83% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 12% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Component mounting (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Spring mounting
    • 5.8% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Rear (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front
    • 5.0% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Front drive shafts (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.78% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.39% fail on Attachment
    • 0.39% fail on General condition
  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp (170% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.5% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.78% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.39% fail on Tell tales
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.78% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.78% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.39% fail on Switch
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Battery
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Horn
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.39% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.39% fail on Lamp
    • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 8.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 8.1% fail on Components (88% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.39% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.39% fail on Operation
      • 0.39% fail on Leaks
    • 8.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal
        • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Hub components
      • 0.39% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.39% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (67% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Exhaust system (89% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Pipe
      • 0.39% fail on Cap
    • 0.39% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Washers
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Steering
    • 4.7% fail on Steering system
      • 3.5% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.2% fail on Steering control
      • 1.2% fail on Steering column (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
  • 3.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Seats
      • 1.6% fail on Drivers
      • 0.39% fail on Passengers
    • 0.78% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.78% fail on Chassis
    • 0.78% fail on Body condition
    • 0.78% fail on Doors
      • 0.78% fail on Drivers
    • 0.39% fail on Load security
      • 0.39% fail on Loading door
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate

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