Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 2004
48.4% pass rate
from 29,512 tests in 2017
(8.9% 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.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 14% fail on Headlamp aim (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Position lamps (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Front lamps (8.4% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear lamps (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.3% fail on Stop lamp (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (10% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Individual lamps (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on All direction indicators (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (83% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Tell tales (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0068% fail on Switch (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps (7.4% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0068% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.017% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0034% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0068% fail on Switch
      • 0.0034% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0034% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.98% fail on Rear fog lamp (23% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Fog lamp (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Battery (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.088% fail on Horn (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Hazard warning (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Lamp (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Switch (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.037% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0034% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 26% fail on Suspension (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (82% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Condition
      • 0.0068% fail on Presence
    • 8.2% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Front drive shafts (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0068% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.14% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms (29% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Coil springs (9.0% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Location (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (15% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (15% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Front suspension joints (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Rear (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Front (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0068% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Component mounting (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Subframe mounting (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Spring mounting (91% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Sub-frames (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.024% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.061% fail on Bonded suspension (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Attachment
    • 0.037% fail on Radius arms (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0034% fail on Condition
    • 0.020% fail on Trailing arms (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Condition
      • 0.0034% fail on Attachment
    • 0.017% fail on General condition
    • 0.010% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.010% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.010% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0034% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0034% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0034% fail on Axles
      • 0.0034% fail on Axle beam
  • 12% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance (11% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Rear wheels (12% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front wheels (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Brake performance not tested (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0034% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.11% fail on Wheel cylinder (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.017% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Components (67% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.14% fail on Pipes (96% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.091% fail on Cylinders (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Leaks (29% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
    • 1.7% fail on ABS (74% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Restricted movement (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Components (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Servos (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0034% fail on Hoses
      • 0.030% fail on Leaks (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0068% fail on Operation
      • 0.0034% fail on Warning
    • 0.054% fail on Mechanical components (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Cable (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Lever
      • 0.0068% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0068% fail on Pivot
    • 0.044% fail on Electronic stability system (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Service brake control components (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pedal (88% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0034% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.014% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0034% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0034% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres (9.7% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
    • 0.081% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (5.4% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Washers (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (44% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.53% fail on Mirrors (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0034% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 7.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (7.4% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Emissions (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.52% fail on System (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Cap (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0068% fail on Tank (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Hose
    • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.9% fail on Steering (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Steering rack (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering arm (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Free play
        • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.037% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0034% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0034% fail on Other components
        • 0.0034% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.095% fail on Operation
      • 0.064% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.044% fail on Rams (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pipes and hoses (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.010% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Passengers other (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers (77% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Body condition (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers
      • 0.041% fail on Drivers (63% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Body security
    • 0.037% fail on Load security
      • 0.030% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0068% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.030% fail on Engine mountings (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Vehicle structure (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Chassis (92% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0068% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Seat belts (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (43% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Requirements
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0034% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0034% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.53% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Drivers airbag (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Passengers airbag
      • 0.0034% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
  • 0.94% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels (62% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2004 cars)

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