Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 2002
45.3% pass rate
from 18,806 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (97% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (87% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint (70% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (47% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.4% fail on Suspension arms (21% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint (71% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Suspension arm (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.2% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Coil spring (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Mounting (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers (21% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Wheel bearings (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (63% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.28% fail on Other suspension component (49% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint (70% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.21% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (93% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Sub-frames (71% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Sub-frame (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.074% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0053% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.053% fail on Axles (68% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (54% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.0053% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0053% fail on Suspension unit
  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (10.0% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Stop lamp (14% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim (22% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim (22% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0053% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps (27% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Position lamp (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators (67% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type (67% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters (57% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (26% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (39% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.45% fail on Electrical equipment (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies) (74% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Hazard warning (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Switch (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (71% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0053% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0053% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0053% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.0053% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0053% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.0053% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (99% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 16% fail on Exhaust emissions (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 15% fail on Spark ignition (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 8.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 7.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested (61% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Non catalyst emissions (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.016% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.011% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.011% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.74% fail on Compression ignition (35% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (67% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.096% fail on Emissions not tested (48% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0053% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0053% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.52% fail on Fluid leaks (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Engine oil leaks (37% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.074% fail on Noise suppression (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Undertray (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 13% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance (16% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance (18% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (19% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.053% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (31% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (28% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (15% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (14% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance (57% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0053% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (33% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (33% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 1.00% fail on Parking brake performance (33% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0053% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (14% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.043% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.021% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (47% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Cable (70% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Lever
        • 0.011% fail on Linkage
        • 0.011% fail on Pivot
        • 0.011% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (48% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Electronic stability control (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake control (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Lever (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Hand lever (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Pedal (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Flexible brake hoses (83% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (56% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.27% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.027% fail on Servos
      • 0.021% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.016% fail on Valves
      • 0.0053% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.21% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Servos
      • 0.011% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0053% fail on Operation
    • 0.037% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.032% fail on Other components
      • 0.0053% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0053% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.011% fail on Load sensing valves (96% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (20% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Transmission (64% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Drive shafts (68% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Joints (68% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.032% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.22% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.22% fail on Joints
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Catch
      • 0.35% fail on Front passenger's door (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Door condition (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Driver's door (72% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition (78% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Catch
        • 0.0053% fail on Hinge
    • 0.61% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.17% fail on System (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Pipe
      • 0.011% fail on Hose
      • 0.0053% fail on Tank
    • 0.33% fail on Body
      • 0.24% fail on Other body component
      • 0.085% fail on Panel
      • 0.011% fail on Body condition
    • 0.24% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.069% fail on Driver's seat (62% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (87% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Chassis (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Chassis condition (94% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Tailgate (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Tailgate condition
        • 0.0053% fail on Other tailgate component
    • 0.032% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.032% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.021% fail on Engine mounting (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Engine mounting condition (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Bracket
    • 0.016% fail on Towbar (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.0053% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0053% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0053% fail on Floor
    • 0.0053% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0053% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 10% fail on Visibility (23% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Washers (97% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (39% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on View to rear (57% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Mirrors (54% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.011% fail on Window
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 10% fail on Tyres (40% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (50% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Steering (20% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components (17% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end (12% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Drag link end (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.50% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Operation (78% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.032% fail on Rams
      • 0.011% fail on Pump
    • 0.41% fail on Steering gear (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Operation
    • 0.15% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Steering play (71% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Steering rack (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0053% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0053% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (27% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Seat belts (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0053% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0053% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.10% fail on Airbags
      • 0.090% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment (33% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.0053% fail on Hubs
  • 0.021% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.011% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.011% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.016% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.011% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.011% fail on Speedometer
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