Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1993
53.1% pass rate
from 446 tests in 2017
(16% 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.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (33% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Rear (9 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front
    • 6.3% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Front drive shafts (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (120% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.4% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.1% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.45% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 21% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (100% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 13% fail on Emissions (130% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Exhaust system (88% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on System (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Tank (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Cap
      • 0.45% fail on Pipe
      • 0.22% fail on Hose
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.5% fail on Battery (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.45% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Horn
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.67% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp (64% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.22% fail on Lamp
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.90% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.90% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.45% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.2% fail on Components
        • 3.6% fail on Hoses (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pipes
        • 0.22% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.22% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.45% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.90% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Cable
      • 0.22% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
        • 0.22% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.22% fail on Restricted movement
  • 8.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 2.5% fail on Mirrors (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth (90% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 4.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.90% fail on Condition
      • 0.45% fail on Requirements
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
  • 3.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition
    • 1.3% fail on Seats
      • 1.3% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers
    • 0.90% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.90% fail on Chassis
  • 2.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system
      • 0.90% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.90% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.45% fail on Other components
        • 0.45% fail on Steering component (19 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.22% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment

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