Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1992
57.9% pass rate
from 361 tests in 2020
(20% worse than other 1992 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 1992 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (84% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% worse than other 1992 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 1992 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.28% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.28% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.55% fail on Plate brake tester (7 times worse than other 1992 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.55% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.9% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal
      • 0.55% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.28% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.28% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.28% fail on Cable
    • 1.1% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (8 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.83% fail on Lever
    • 0.83% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.28% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.28% fail on Valves
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.2% fail on Transmission
      • 4.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.2% fail on Joints
    • 3.3% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pipe
      • 0.83% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Hose (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on System
      • 0.28% fail on Tank
    • 1.7% fail on Chassis
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.4% fail on Bumpers (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Doors
      • 0.55% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.55% fail on Door condition
      • 0.28% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.28% fail on Catch
    • 0.83% fail on Seats
      • 0.55% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.55% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.28% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Panel
    • 0.28% fail on Floor
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.2% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.83% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.83% fail on Horn
    • 2.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.28% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.55% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.28% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.28% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 5.5% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.55% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.83% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.55% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.55% fail on Springs
      • 0.55% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.55% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.55% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.55% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.55% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (63% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (67% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Spark ignition (78% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (110% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.28% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.28% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.28% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.28% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 1.7% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Other leaks
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.28% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.28% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.55% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.28% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.55% fail on Steering wheel (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Steering column
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Requirements
  • 0.83% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment

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