Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1998
52.2% pass rate
from 3,741 tests in 2017
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear lamps (36% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (43% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (43% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Individual lamps (45% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters (61% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Tell tales (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (56% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (55% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.027% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.027% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.94% fail on Horn
    • 0.45% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Fog lamp (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.027% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
      • 0.027% fail on Lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.080% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.027% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 7.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.4% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Spring mounting
    • 5.8% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Rear (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Front
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms (48% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (46% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.64% fail on Front suspension joints (52% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Drive shafts (89% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Front drive shafts (89% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Constant velocity joints (90% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.35% fail on Anti-roll bars (90% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.080% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (97% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Condition
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
      • 0.027% fail on Presence
    • 0.29% fail on Coil springs (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (87% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Location
    • 0.27% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.080% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.053% fail on Condition
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
    • 0.027% fail on General condition
    • 0.027% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.027% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.027% fail on Condition
    • 0.027% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 14% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance (15% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (22% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.080% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.053% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (25% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Components (24% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Hoses (33% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pipes (69% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Valves (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.053% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.027% fail on Servos
      • 0.27% fail on Leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.080% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.080% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.053% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake (94% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (94% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on ABS (72% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.053% fail on Components
        • 0.053% fail on Servos
      • 0.053% fail on Leaks (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.053% fail on Lever
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.0% fail on Emissions (23% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.96% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system (58% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Cap
      • 0.080% fail on System
      • 0.053% fail on Hose
  • 9.8% fail on Tyres (33% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth (35% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (42% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
    • 0.16% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.5% fail on Wipers (22% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.91% fail on Windscreen (80% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.053% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (47% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Seat belts (83% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Prescribed areas (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment
    • 0.59% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (60% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (61% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 5.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.0% fail on Body condition (27% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis
    • 0.67% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.027% fail on Drivers
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
      • 0.027% fail on Passengers
    • 0.16% fail on Speedometer (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.053% fail on Load security
      • 0.027% fail on Access panel
      • 0.027% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.027% fail on Body security
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (53% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system (59% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Track rod end (55% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Steering rack (55% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Free play
        • 0.053% fail on Steering rack
        • 0.027% fail on Steering box
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint (82% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.24% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.080% fail on Other components
      • 0.027% fail on Operation
      • 0.027% fail on Drive system
      • 0.027% fail on Pump
    • 0.24% fail on Steering control (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.027% fail on Universal joint
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.48% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
  • 0.027% fail on Towbars
    • 0.027% fail on Towbar
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