Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 2002
45.9% pass rate
from 22,964 tests in 2017
(9.1% 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.

  • 32% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (19% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 14% fail on Headlamp aim (80% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Position lamps (35% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Front lamps (18% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear lamps (92% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (8.3% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.022% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0087% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0087% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (72% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
      • 0.0044% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators (72% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type (72% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters (63% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Switch (86% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.98% fail on Rear fog lamp (36% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Fog lamp (35% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 0.27% fail on Battery (71% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Horn (63% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring (80% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Hazard warning (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Lamp (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0087% fail on Switch (95% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0087% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 28% fail on Suspension (27% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (93% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Attachment (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition (70% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Presence
    • 8.5% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Location (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Suspension arms (48% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (44% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Drive shafts (64% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Front drive shafts (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0044% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.091% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.091% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers (16% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (16% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints (20% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Wheel bearings (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Front (42% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Rear (62% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Macpherson strut (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0087% fail on Condition
      • 0.0044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Component mounting (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Subframe mounting (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Spring mounting (92% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Sub-frames (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Condition (68% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.087% fail on Bonded suspension (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.052% fail on Radius arms (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on Trailing arms (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (92% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Condition
      • 0.0044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.017% fail on General condition
    • 0.0044% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0044% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0044% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0044% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0044% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0044% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 15% fail on Brakes (14% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Brake performance (17% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels (9.8% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (34% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front wheels (12% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Brake performance not tested (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Brake operation (74% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Components (60% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Hoses (37% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Pipes (93% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.065% fail on Cylinders (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Servos
        • 0.0087% fail on Valves (98% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.026% fail on Operation (75% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components (20% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (18% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake discs (35% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.057% fail on Wheel cylinder (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.0087% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0087% fail on Brake drums
    • 2.5% fail on ABS (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Parking brake (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Restricted movement (35% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Components (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Hoses (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0044% fail on Pipes
      • 0.026% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0087% fail on Warning (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Operation
      • 0.0044% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability system (43% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Mechanical components (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Lever
      • 0.022% fail on Cable (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0044% fail on Stationary pin
    • 0.035% fail on Service brake control components (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pedal (88% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Anti-slip (96% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0044% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0044% fail on Warning
    • 0.0044% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0044% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0044% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 12% fail on Tyres (29% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Tread depth (30% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Condition (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
    • 0.074% fail on Valve stem
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (44% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Emissions (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system (20% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.96% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.63% fail on System (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Cap
      • 0.030% fail on Pipe (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Hose
      • 0.017% fail on Tank (87% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (6.7% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Washers (70% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (40% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.58% fail on Mirrors (37% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0044% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.6% fail on Steering (28% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end (25% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Steering rack (43% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.039% fail on Free play (66% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Steering rack (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.013% fail on Other components
        • 0.013% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.63% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
      • 0.17% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Rams
      • 0.0087% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0087% fail on Pump
    • 0.091% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0087% fail on Steering control (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0044% fail on Steering column
  • 2.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.1% fail on Doors (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Passengers front (93% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Drivers (64% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Body condition (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers
    • 0.057% fail on Load security
      • 0.030% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.022% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0044% fail on Access panel
    • 0.035% fail on Body security
    • 0.022% fail on Vehicle structure (96% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Chassis (96% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Engine mountings (81% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (36% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (23% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (22% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.58% fail on Seat belts (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Requirements
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0044% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0044% fail on Anchorage's
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (16% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate (16% worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.0044% fail on Halfshafts
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