Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1991
58.0% pass rate
from 426 tests in 2017
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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 7.3% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Front drive shafts (160% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (160% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.23% fail on Drive shafts
    • 6.1% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Rear (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front
    • 5.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.47% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.3% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.70% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Battery (110% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.47% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.94% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.23% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.4% fail on Horn
    • 0.47% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.23% fail on Lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Switch
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 9.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.94% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 7.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.3% fail on Components
        • 3.8% fail on Hoses (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Pipes
        • 0.47% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.47% fail on Valves
      • 0.47% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.47% fail on Operation
      • 0.47% fail on Leaks
    • 0.94% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.94% fail on Pedal
        • 0.47% fail on Condition
        • 0.47% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
    • 0.70% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.47% fail on Hub components
      • 0.23% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.23% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.23% fail on Cable
    • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.23% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (66% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.2% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on System (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Pipe
      • 0.94% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Emissions
    • 0.70% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.70% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.70% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (130% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Size/type
    • 0.47% fail on Valve stem (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
  • 4.5% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.23% fail on Free play
        • 0.23% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.94% fail on Steering control
      • 0.70% fail on Steering column (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering wheel
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.70% fail on Requirements
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
      • 0.23% fail on Installation check
        • 0.23% fail on Anchorage's
  • 3.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.9% fail on Body condition
    • 0.70% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.70% fail on Chassis
    • 0.47% fail on Seats
      • 0.47% fail on Drivers
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers
    • 0.47% fail on Load security (12 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Tailgate (64 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.47% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment

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