Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1994
54.9% pass rate
from 379 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Switch
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Horn (200% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.26% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.26% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.79% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.8% fail on Battery
    • 0.53% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.53% fail on Switch
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Rear (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front
    • 5.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.6% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.53% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.8% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.6% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.6% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.26% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.26% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.53% fail on Location
    • 0.26% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems (77% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Components (77% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Pipes
        • 0.26% fail on Valves
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks
      • 0.26% fail on Operation
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal
        • 0.79% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.53% fail on Cable
    • 0.53% fail on Restricted movement
  • 15% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (46% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Exhaust system (68% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Emissions
    • 3.7% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on System (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Cap
      • 0.53% fail on Pipe
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.4% fail on Body condition
    • 1.6% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Drivers
      • 0.53% fail on Passengers
    • 0.79% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.79% fail on Chassis
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Drivers
  • 4.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.79% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.79% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.26% fail on Free play
        • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Steering control
      • 0.26% fail on Steering column
    • 0.26% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.26% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
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