Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1993
54.8% pass rate
from 447 tests in 2020
(25% worse than other 1993 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 1993 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (54% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Wheel bearings (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms (81% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 4.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.2% fail on Springs
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring (190% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.89% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.67% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.67% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.22% fail on Axles
      • 0.22% fail on Axle
    • 0.22% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (65% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system (73% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Transmission (100% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Drive shaft
    • 3.6% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Hose (10 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Tank (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pipe
      • 0.45% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.22% fail on System
    • 1.8% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.89% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.89% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.89% fail on Doors
      • 0.45% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.45% fail on Door condition
      • 0.45% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.45% fail on Door condition
    • 0.67% fail on Chassis
      • 0.67% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.45% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.45% fail on Body
      • 0.45% fail on Other body component
    • 0.22% fail on Floor
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Electrical equipment (180% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Battery(ies) (170% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.89% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.45% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.45% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance (74% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (78% worse than other 1993 cars)
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt
          • 0.89% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.22% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.89% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Cable
        • 0.22% fail on Clevis joint
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.67% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.45% fail on Pedal
    • 0.67% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.67% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.22% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 15% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (84% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 14% fail on Exhaust emissions (95% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 14% fail on Spark ignition (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 11% fail on Catalyst emissions (120% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.22% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.22% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.89% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.45% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.22% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.22% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 8.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.67% fail on View to rear
      • 0.67% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.89% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Requirements
  • 3.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.45% fail on Steering arm (9 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.45% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
    • 0.22% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.22% fail on Steering column
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.67% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
  • 0.22% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.22% fail on Speedometer

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