Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1991
59.3% pass rate
from 393 tests in 2020
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 (75% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Wheel bearings (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.51% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Macpherson strut (14 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (16 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (16 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Macpherson strut (10 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.76% fail on Springs
      • 0.76% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.76% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.51% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.25% fail on Axles
      • 0.25% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.25% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Switch
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.0% fail on Horn
      • 1.8% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 3.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Main beam tell-tale (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.51% fail on Headlamps (84% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.25% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.25% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (44% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Exhaust system (96% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Transmission
      • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.1% fail on Joints
    • 2.8% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Tank (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.25% fail on Hose
      • 0.25% fail on System
    • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.76% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.0% fail on Seats
      • 0.51% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.51% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.76% fail on Body
      • 0.51% fail on Panel
      • 0.25% fail on Other body component
    • 0.51% fail on Chassis
      • 0.51% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.51% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.25% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.25% fail on Bracket
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition
    • 0.25% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.25% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.25% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.25% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.51% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.5% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.0% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Cable (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.25% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.0% fail on Lever
    • 0.76% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.51% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
    • 0.76% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.76% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.76% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.0% fail on View to rear (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Mirrors (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (65% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.76% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.25% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.25% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 2.0% fail on Fluid leaks (180% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Other leaks
  • 4.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.0% fail on Steering rack
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.76% fail on Steering wheel (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Steering column (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Size/type
  • 3.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
      • 0.51% fail on Requirements
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates

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