Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1995
49.2% pass rate
from 947 tests in 2017
(20% worse than other 1995 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp (62% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Rear lamps (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps
    • 5.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
      • 0.11% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.5% fail on Horn
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Fog lamp (74% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.74% fail on Battery
    • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 22% fail on Suspension (25% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Rear (7 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Front
    • 6.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.4% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.42% fail on Spring mounting
    • 6.2% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (62% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front drive shafts (61% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (60% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.53% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.42% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Location
    • 0.11% fail on Axles
      • 0.11% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 19% fail on Brakes (28% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.74% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems (77% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 10% fail on Components (91% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Pipes
        • 3.5% fail on Hoses (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Valves (7 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Cylinders (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.32% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on ABS
    • 0.32% fail on Air and vacuum systems (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Leaks (18 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Components
        • 0.11% fail on Servos
    • 0.32% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.6% fail on Emissions
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.74% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Tank
      • 0.11% fail on Cap
      • 0.11% fail on System
  • 9.8% fail on Tyres (79% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth (100% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.63% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.53% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.42% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (38% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.95% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.84% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.4% fail on Body condition
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis
    • 0.74% fail on Doors
      • 0.42% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.32% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.53% fail on Seats
      • 0.32% fail on Passengers
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
  • 3.2% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system (41% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.63% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.42% fail on Power steering
      • 0.42% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.32% fail on Steering control
      • 0.21% fail on Steering column
      • 0.11% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.21% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
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