Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1996
47.3% pass rate
from 1,949 tests in 2017
(19% worse than other 1996 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (43% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Rear lamps (77% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.051% fail on Switch
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (39% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (39% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Battery
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (53% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Fog lamp (62% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Horn
    • 0.21% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.10% fail on Lamp
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 0.051% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 9.3% fail on Prescribed areas (38% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Component mounting (33% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Subframe mounting (82% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Spring mounting
    • 6.1% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Rear (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms (44% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (38% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (45% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front drive shafts (43% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (43% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on Macpherson strut (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.56% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.51% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.51% fail on Coil springs (59% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition (60% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Location
    • 0.36% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.051% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
      • 0.051% fail on Presence
    • 0.051% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 0.051% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.051% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems (64% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Components (71% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Pipes
        • 3.3% fail on Hoses (77% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Valves (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.051% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.051% fail on Servos
      • 0.62% fail on Leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.051% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 8.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.051% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.41% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.051% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on ABS (61% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.10% fail on Cable
      • 0.051% fail on Linkage
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.10% fail on Leaks (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Components
        • 0.051% fail on Pipes
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.7% fail on Emissions (26% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.87% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.41% fail on Cap
      • 0.41% fail on System
      • 0.051% fail on Pipe
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.7% fail on Tyres (63% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Tread depth (75% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (65% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (70% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Seat belts (80% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Prescribed areas (95% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.051% fail on Requirements
    • 0.77% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.62% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 5.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.8% fail on Body condition
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis
    • 0.51% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.26% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers
      • 0.051% fail on Drivers
    • 0.051% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.051% fail on Body security
    • 0.051% fail on Spare wheel
  • 1.9% fail on Steering (60% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering system (71% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Steering rack (60% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.051% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.72% fail on Power steering
      • 0.41% fail on Pipes and hoses (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pump
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
      • 0.051% fail on Operation
    • 0.051% fail on Steering control
      • 0.051% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.051% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Condition
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