Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 2004
46.8% pass rate
from 28,918 tests in 2020
(9.9% worse than other 2004 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 2004 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 2004 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Stop lamp (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (29% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.010% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0069% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Position lamp (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0069% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (97% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (77% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (20% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Rear fog lamp (20% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Rear fog lamp (21% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Switch
    • 0.25% fail on Electrical equipment (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.052% fail on Battery(ies) (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.021% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0035% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.017% fail on Rear reflectors (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Hazard warning (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Switch (91% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 20% fail on Suspension (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Ball joint (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bar (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0035% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.1% fail on Pins and bushes (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Suspension arm (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.1% fail on Springs
      • 4.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.0% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.059% fail on Mounting
      • 0.024% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.76% fail on Wheel bearings (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.041% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes (83% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Sub-frames (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0069% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0069% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (96% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.083% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0069% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0035% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.028% fail on Axles (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Axle
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Drive shaft (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.0069% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.39% fail on Prop shafts (95% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Belts
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (11% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Other passenger's door (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Catch (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front passenger's door (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition (48% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Driver's door (61% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Door condition (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0035% fail on Catch
        • 0.0035% fail on Hinge
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.14% fail on System (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Pipe
      • 0.017% fail on Hose
      • 0.014% fail on Tank (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Body (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Other body component (46% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Panel (48% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0035% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.083% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.090% fail on Undertray
    • 0.073% fail on Chassis (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Chassis condition (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.014% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.014% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.021% fail on Engine mounting (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Engine mounting condition (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Bracket
    • 0.010% fail on Floor
    • 0.0069% fail on Load security
      • 0.0069% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0035% fail on Tailgate condition
        • 0.0035% fail on Other tailgate component
    • 0.0035% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0035% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (86% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Non catalyst emissions (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on NOx sensor (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.010% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0035% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition (24% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.41% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (55% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested (45% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.021% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0035% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0035% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.0035% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Engine oil leaks (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.021% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.031% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.028% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0035% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 11% fail on Brakes (21% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance (12% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance (29% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (29% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.81% fail on Service brake imbalance (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.0035% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.059% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (36% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (33% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0069% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (97% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (99% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0069% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0035% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (31% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (30% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (28% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (43% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0035% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0035% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0035% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (44% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (44% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs and drums (34% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Brake discs (36% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Brake drums (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (38% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Lever (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Cable (67% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0035% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0035% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Electronic stability control (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.80% fail on Parking brake control (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Lever (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.63% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Hand lever (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pedal (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Flexible brake hoses (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (94% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic systems (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Reservoirs (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Servos
      • 0.024% fail on Valves
      • 0.0035% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.25% fail on Air and vacuum systems (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Servos (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Valves (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Operation
    • 0.14% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
      • 0.0035% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.014% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Air and vacuum systems (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0035% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0035% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.0035% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0035% fail on Condition
    • 0.0035% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth (14% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility (9.5% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Washers (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on View to rear (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Mirrors (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0035% fail on Window
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.8% fail on Steering (23% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Steering linkage components (22% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end (23% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.059% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.045% fail on Steering arm (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0069% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0069% fail on Other components
        • 0.0069% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.44% fail on Steering gear (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Steering rack (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
      • 0.0035% fail on Steering box
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.059% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.031% fail on Rams
    • 0.18% fail on Steering play
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.086% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Seat belts (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Prescribed areas (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0069% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.52% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Airbags
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers airbag (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.83% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Condition
  • 0.014% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.010% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0069% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0035% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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