Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1992
57.3% pass rate
from 415 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 1992 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (47% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Wheel bearings (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Rear (9 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front
    • 6.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.96% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 4.6% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.6% fail on Front drive shafts (86% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (88% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Macpherson strut (11 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (11 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Location
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.96% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.48% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.24% fail on General condition
    • 0.24% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
  • 20% fail on Brakes (41% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.5% fail on Front wheels (84% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.96% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.72% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 9.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (85% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Components (89% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes
        • 0.24% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.24% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.24% fail on Valves
      • 0.96% fail on Leaks
      • 0.72% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.96% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.96% fail on Pedal
        • 0.48% fail on Condition
        • 0.48% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.72% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.72% fail on Cable
    • 0.24% fail on Restricted movement
  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Battery
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.48% fail on Switch
      • 0.24% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.4% fail on Horn
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.48% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.96% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.72% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (40% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 6.0% fail on Emissions
    • 3.4% fail on Fuel system (170% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on System (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Tank
      • 0.48% fail on Cap
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.48% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.48% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres (87% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth (180% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.48% fail on Steering control
      • 0.48% fail on Steering column
    • 0.24% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.24% fail on Requirements
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment
  • 3.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.4% fail on Doors
      • 0.96% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Passengers front
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition
    • 0.72% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.72% fail on Chassis
    • 0.48% fail on Seats
      • 0.48% fail on Drivers
    • 0.24% fail on Load security
      • 0.24% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.48% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plate

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