Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1990
57.3% pass rate
from 253 tests in 2020
(31% 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.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (71% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (86% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.79% fail on Springs
      • 0.79% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.79% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.79% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.40% fail on Axles
      • 0.40% fail on Axle
    • 0.40% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.40% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.40% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.0% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.6% fail on Horn
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.79% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.79% fail on Switch
    • 0.79% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.79% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (150% worse than other 1990 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt
          • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Cable (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.40% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.40% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.40% fail on Lever
    • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.40% fail on Brake fluid
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.8% fail on Transmission
      • 2.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.8% fail on Joints
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Tank
      • 0.40% fail on Pipe
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.79% fail on Seats
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.40% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.40% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.40% fail on Body
      • 0.40% fail on Panel
    • 0.40% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition
    • 0.40% fail on Floor
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (100% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (86% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Spark ignition (110% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions (99% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.79% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 2.8% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Engine oil leaks (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Other leaks
  • 7.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.40% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.40% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.3% fail on Steering
    • 4.7% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.40% fail on Other components
        • 0.40% fail on Steering linkage
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (180% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.79% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
  • 0.40% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.40% fail on Speedometer

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