Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 2003
46.3% pass rate
from 27,299 tests in 2020
(10% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp levelling device (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0073% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Position lamp (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators (71% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type (71% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters (64% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (38% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Rear fog lamp (32% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Rear fog lamp (32% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Horn (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring (92% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Battery(ies) (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.037% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.015% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0037% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.011% fail on Hazard warning (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Switch (92% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 20% fail on Suspension (11% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bar (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0037% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.1% fail on Suspension arms (12% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Suspension arm (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint dust cover (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.4% fail on Springs (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Coil springs (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Coil spring (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Mounting (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0073% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0037% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.0037% fail on Spring saddle
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.90% fail on Wheel bearings (44% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (86% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.25% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.081% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Sub-frame (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Suspension rods (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.055% fail on Axles (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Axle
    • 0.0037% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0037% fail on Suspension unit
  • 15% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 15% fail on Exhaust emissions (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 14% fail on Spark ignition (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Non catalyst emissions (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.015% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0073% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0037% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0037% fail on NOx sensor
      • 1.00% fail on Compression ignition (23% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (39% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (60% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested (48% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.026% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.022% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Oxygen sensor (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.0073% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0037% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.37% fail on Fluid leaks (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Engine oil leaks (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.051% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.059% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.051% fail on Undertray (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 14% fail on Brakes (10% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance (6.4% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (39% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.90% fail on Service brake imbalance (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.066% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (89% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (23% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (19% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0037% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (19% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (19% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (19% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.051% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (11% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (11% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (12% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.062% fail on Brake drums (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (41% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Lever (89% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Cable (71% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Rod
        • 0.0037% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0037% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.0037% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0037% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability control (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Lever (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Hand lever (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Pedal (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Flexible brake hoses (45% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Hydraulic systems (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake fluid (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.033% fail on Servos (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Valves
      • 0.0073% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.45% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.25% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Leaks (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Servos (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.14% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.044% fail on Other components
      • 0.0037% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0037% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.0073% fail on Load sensing valves (97% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0037% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0037% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.0037% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0037% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Transmission (95% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Drive shafts (99% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Joints (99% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Drive shaft (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.23% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.23% fail on Joints (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Belts
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust system (7.9% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Other passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Catch
      • 0.19% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
      • 0.037% fail on Driver's door (70% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on System (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Hose
      • 0.0073% fail on Tank (94% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Body (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Other body component
      • 0.16% fail on Panel
      • 0.0037% fail on Body condition
    • 0.32% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.13% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.29% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Integral vehicle structure (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (73% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Chassis (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Chassis condition (89% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.026% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.011% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting condition (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Bracket
    • 0.015% fail on Load security
      • 0.011% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0073% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.0037% fail on Loading door
    • 0.011% fail on Floor (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0073% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0073% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0073% fail on Towbar (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0037% fail on Coupling
    • 0.0037% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0037% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres (37% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Washers (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (38% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on View to rear (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Mirrors (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Indirect vision devices (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0073% fail on Window
    • 0.19% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.7% fail on Steering (25% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components (23% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end (20% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Drag link end (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
        • 0.0073% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0037% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0073% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0037% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0037% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
      • 0.015% fail on Rams
      • 0.0037% fail on Pump
    • 0.30% fail on Steering gear (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Steering rack (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Operation
      • 0.0037% fail on Steering box
    • 0.16% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Steering play (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Steering rack (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0073% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0037% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0037% fail on Steering shaft
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Seat belts (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Requirements
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0037% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.73% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Airbags
      • 0.029% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (22% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels (33% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.018% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.015% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0037% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0073% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0073% fail on Doors
      • 0.0073% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.0037% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0037% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0037% fail on Speed limiter plate

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