Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 2000
50.8% pass rate
from 13,663 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (17% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 12% fail on Headlamp aim (70% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Headlamps (63% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Headlamp (65% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.066% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.037% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0073% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.066% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.029% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.022% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.015% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.022% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.015% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 6.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps (18% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Rear lamps (63% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (35% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.93% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Switch (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Fog lamp (50% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Tell tale (72% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Horn (32% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical wiring (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (71% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Hazard warning (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Switch (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Lamp (71% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 9.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Rear wheels (26% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance (15% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.89% fail on Brake imbalance (38% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.066% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.9% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (41% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Components (45% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Pipes (58% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses
        • 0.095% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.081% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.029% fail on Valves (96% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.088% fail on Operation
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components (20% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.081% fail on Wheel cylinder (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Brake calipers (61% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.022% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.0073% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake (35% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Restricted movement (74% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Components (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Hoses (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Valves
      • 0.059% fail on Leaks (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.073% fail on Mechanical components (65% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Cable (71% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Lever
    • 0.059% fail on Service brake control components (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pedal (73% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Condition
        • 0.0073% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.037% fail on Electronic stability system (85% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.0073% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0073% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 15% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (19% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (19% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (40% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (43% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (36% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage condition (33% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Attachment
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.20% fail on Location (91% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts (45% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front drive shafts (45% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (45% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0073% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.029% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers (17% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (17% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Front (50% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Rear (30% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Front suspension joints (49% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Component mounting (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Subframe mounting (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Spring mounting (88% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Tie bars/rods (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Condition
    • 0.051% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 0.051% fail on Trailing arms (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Condition
    • 0.037% fail on Radius arms (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (72% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on General condition
    • 0.022% fail on Axles (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.0073% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.0073% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0073% fail on Pipes
    • 0.0073% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.0073% fail on Operation
    • 0.0073% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (28% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Emissions (37% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust system (36% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested (43% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system (37% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Cap
      • 0.12% fail on System (56% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Tank (85% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Hose
      • 0.0073% fail on Pipe
  • 10% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth (19% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (29% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Size/type (48% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.75% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.50% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.081% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (34% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (26% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (21% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers airbag (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (65% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Prescribed areas (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Requirements
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
  • 3.0% fail on Steering (35% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering system (38% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end (26% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Steering rack (47% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Free play (80% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Steering rack (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm (84% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.40% fail on Power steering (30% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pipes and hoses (68% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Operation (65% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Other components (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Pump
      • 0.0073% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0073% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0073% fail on Rams
    • 0.15% fail on Steering control (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Steering column (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Steering wheel (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0073% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.044% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.022% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0073% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (52% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Doors
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers front (75% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
    • 0.61% fail on Seats (77% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Drivers (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Passengers
    • 0.48% fail on Body condition (72% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle structure (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis (88% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.022% fail on Load security
      • 0.022% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.015% fail on Engine mountings (86% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Body security
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels (45% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.0073% fail on Hubs
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