Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1995
55.4% pass rate
from 551 tests in 2020
(17% 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.

  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Suspension arms (65% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.9% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.0% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.73% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.18% fail on Axles
      • 0.18% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.18% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.54% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.18% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.91% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (69% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Headlamps (80% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (70% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (160% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.36% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt
          • 0.36% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 4.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.5% fail on Load sensing valves (7 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.91% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.91% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.18% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.18% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.18% fail on Cable
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.91% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Valves
    • 0.91% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.54% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Leaks (15 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Servos
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.54% fail on Lever
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.4% fail on Emissions not tested (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.18% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.54% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.36% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.18% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.91% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.73% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 9.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.5% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.91% fail on Body
      • 0.54% fail on Other body component
      • 0.36% fail on Panel
    • 0.91% fail on Seats
      • 0.73% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.18% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.36% fail on Floor
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.18% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (64% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements
    • 0.73% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (55% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.91% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.73% fail on Steering linkage components (72% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.36% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.91% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.36% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.36% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
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