Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 2001
49.6% pass rate
from 17,748 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (17% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamps (80% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Headlamp (83% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.051% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.045% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.045% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.028% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0056% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.017% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
      • 0.0056% fail on Dipswitch
    • 7.7% fail on Position lamps (11% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Rear lamps (63% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (9.6% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (35% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (35% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Individual lamps (51% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators (51% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Switch (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0056% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Horn (80% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (40% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Fog lamp (39% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.95% fail on Battery
    • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (91% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Hazard warning (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Switch (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Lamp (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.017% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Suspension (11% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Drive shafts (95% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Front drive shafts (95% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 8.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (96% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0056% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.15% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (90% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (11% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (48% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment (93% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (39% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Presence
    • 3.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (11% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Location (89% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Front (37% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Rear
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.79% fail on Front suspension joints (52% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Macpherson strut (28% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Component mounting (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Subframe mounting (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.25% fail on Sub-frames (45% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.0056% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.051% fail on Tie bars/rods (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0056% fail on Condition
    • 0.045% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.045% fail on Condition
    • 0.039% fail on Trailing arms (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (96% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Attachment
    • 0.034% fail on Axles
      • 0.028% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.0056% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.023% fail on General condition
    • 0.017% fail on Radius arms (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Attachment
    • 0.011% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0056% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0056% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0056% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0056% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0056% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0056% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 16% fail on Brakes (9.5% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance (12% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (34% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.85% fail on Brake imbalance (33% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.051% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.3% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (48% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Components (51% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Pipes (59% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Hoses (28% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.062% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.034% fail on Valves (94% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.045% fail on Operation (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components (20% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.085% fail on Wheel cylinder (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Brake calipers (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.023% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Air and vacuum systems (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Components (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Servos (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0056% fail on Hoses
      • 0.085% fail on Leaks (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Operation
      • 0.0056% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.37% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.090% fail on Electronic stability system (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Service brake control components (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Pedal (66% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Condition
        • 0.028% fail on Anti-slip (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Mechanical components (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Cable (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Pivot
    • 0.0056% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0056% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0056% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0056% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (40% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Exhaust system (59% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Emissions (53% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested (73% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Fuel system (46% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Cap
      • 0.13% fail on System (55% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pipe (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Tank (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Hose
  • 10% fail on Tyres (16% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Tread depth (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (11% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (6.3% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.72% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.61% fail on Mirrors (29% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Bonnet (72% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Steering (35% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system (37% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end (26% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Steering rack (46% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Free play (91% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Steering rack (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
        • 0.011% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0056% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering (30% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pipes and hoses (60% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Operation (58% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Other components (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pump
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0056% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0056% fail on Rams
    • 0.073% fail on Steering control
      • 0.045% fail on Steering column
      • 0.023% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0056% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0056% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.073% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.028% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (47% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.78% fail on Seat belts (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Prescribed areas (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Requirements
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (56% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Body condition (69% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers front (58% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers other (52% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Seats
      • 0.30% fail on Drivers
      • 0.096% fail on Passengers
    • 0.073% fail on Vehicle structure (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Chassis (90% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.017% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.011% fail on Load security
      • 0.0056% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0056% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.0056% fail on Body security
    • 0.0056% fail on Spare wheel
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Condition (90% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0056% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.0056% fail on Hubs
  • 0.017% fail on Towbars (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Towbar
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