Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 1999
54.0% pass rate
from 6,199 tests in 2017
(5.7% better than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (22% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Front lamps (21% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps (25% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (67% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (68% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.048% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.048% fail on Switch
      • 0.032% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (59% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (59% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Individual lamps (67% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Side repeaters (45% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on All direction indicators (81% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Switch
        • 0.032% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.90% fail on Battery
    • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Fog lamp (61% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.39% fail on Horn
    • 0.16% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
      • 0.032% fail on Lamp
    • 0.065% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.048% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.016% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Suspension (34% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Wheel bearings (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Rear (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (19% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 2.8% fail on Prescribed areas (54% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Component mounting (53% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Subframe mounting (55% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Spring mounting (88% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers (33% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (33% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Coil springs (69% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Condition (73% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Location
    • 0.77% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Front drive shafts (80% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Constant velocity joints (81% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Couplings
      • 0.016% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.016% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.65% fail on Front suspension joints (57% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.52% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.48% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.45% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage condition (63% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (98% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
      • 0.032% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (97% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Presence
    • 0.44% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
    • 0.032% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
    • 0.032% fail on Tie bars/rods (88% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Axles
      • 0.016% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.016% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.016% fail on General condition
    • 0.016% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.016% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.016% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (25% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Emissions (43% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system (17% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested (43% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.60% fail on Cap (75% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on System
      • 0.032% fail on Hose
      • 0.016% fail on Pipe
  • 13% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.3% fail on Rear wheels (21% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (48% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.65% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.048% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (22% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Components (20% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Hoses (37% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Pipes (45% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Valves
        • 0.097% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.097% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.032% fail on Servos
      • 0.31% fail on Leaks
      • 0.065% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.048% fail on Operation
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (27% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (30% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.065% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.048% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.032% fail on Brake calipers (82% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.52% fail on ABS (63% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
        • 0.032% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.097% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.065% fail on Components
        • 0.065% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Leaks
    • 0.048% fail on Mechanical components (77% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Cable (83% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Lever
  • 10% fail on Tyres (23% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth (19% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type
    • 0.097% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (23% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.53% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas (26% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition (41% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Requirements
      • 0.016% fail on Installation check
        • 0.016% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 1.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (26% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 3.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (23% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition
    • 0.73% fail on Doors
      • 0.35% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.097% fail on Drivers
    • 0.47% fail on Vehicle structure (60% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Chassis (60% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seats
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers
    • 0.065% fail on Body security
    • 0.048% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.048% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.032% fail on Load security
      • 0.032% fail on Tailgate
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (56% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system (60% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Track rod end (64% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Steering rack (32% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.016% fail on Free play
        • 0.016% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.097% fail on Operation
      • 0.081% fail on Other components
      • 0.016% fail on Drive system
      • 0.016% fail on Pump
    • 0.11% fail on Steering control
      • 0.081% fail on Steering column
      • 0.032% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.048% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment (59% better than other 1999 cars)
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