Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1997
51.2% pass rate
from 3,065 tests in 2017
(7.4% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (42% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp (22% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Rear lamps (53% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Battery (57% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (54% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (54% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Individual lamps (37% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Fog lamp (68% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 0.59% fail on Horn
    • 0.065% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.065% fail on Hazard warning (80% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Switch
    • 0.065% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.033% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 8.9% fail on Prescribed areas (36% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Component mounting (33% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Subframe mounting (75% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Spring mounting
    • 5.7% fail on Wheel bearings (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Rear (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Front
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms (40% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (36% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (64% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front drive shafts (65% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (64% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.033% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.88% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.39% fail on Coil springs (77% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition (75% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
      • 0.033% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bars (95% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.033% fail on Presence
    • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.098% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
    • 0.065% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.065% fail on Condition
    • 0.065% fail on Axles
      • 0.033% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.033% fail on Stub axle
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.49% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.065% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.3% fail on Components
        • 2.8% fail on Hoses (47% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Pipes (49% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Valves (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.23% fail on Leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake (76% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (76% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.065% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.52% fail on ABS (59% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Condition
        • 0.033% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.16% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Components
        • 0.098% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Operation
      • 0.033% fail on Leaks
    • 0.065% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.065% fail on Cable
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (14% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Emissions (19% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust system (25% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.69% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on Cap
      • 0.16% fail on System
      • 0.098% fail on Pipe
  • 10.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers (29% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.033% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres (36% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth (51% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (32% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
    • 0.26% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (51% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Seat belts (68% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Prescribed areas (85% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.065% fail on Requirements
      • 0.065% fail on Attachment
    • 0.85% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.78% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.065% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 5.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.3% fail on Body condition
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis
    • 0.52% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.033% fail on Drivers
    • 0.42% fail on Seats
      • 0.39% fail on Drivers
      • 0.065% fail on Passengers
    • 0.20% fail on Body security
    • 0.033% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.033% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.033% fail on Load security
      • 0.033% fail on Loading door
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (62% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system (64% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Steering rack (48% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Track rod end (74% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.065% fail on Free play
        • 0.065% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.033% fail on Other components
        • 0.033% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering (73% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.065% fail on Operation
      • 0.033% fail on Pump
    • 0.13% fail on Steering control
      • 0.098% fail on Steering column
      • 0.033% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.033% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.033% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Attachment
  • 0.033% fail on Towbars
    • 0.033% fail on Vehicle structure
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