Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 2006
57.2% pass rate
from 28,504 tests in 2017
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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (5.9% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Direction indicators (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Flashing type (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual lamps (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Side repeaters (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on All direction indicators (81% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Switch
      • 0.0035% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0035% fail on Tell tales
    • 5.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (6.2% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps (23% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Front lamps (29% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (82% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
      • 0.0070% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (84% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0070% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.76% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.75% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Tell tale (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Battery (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Horn (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.018% fail on Hazard warning (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0070% fail on Switch (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors (76% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 5.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.091% fail on Linkage condition (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Presence
    • 5.5% fail on Drive shafts (91% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Front drive shafts (91% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (92% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0035% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.084% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.081% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0035% fail on Universal joint
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms (23% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Location
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (29% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Rear (27% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Front (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Front suspension joints (36% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0035% fail on Condition
    • 0.074% fail on Macpherson strut (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.046% fail on Condition
      • 0.0035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.039% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.035% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.039% fail on Sub-frames (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Component mounting (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Subframe mounting (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.018% fail on Trailing arms (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0070% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0035% fail on General condition
    • 0.0035% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.0035% fail on Pipes
  • 10% fail on Brakes (11% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels (51% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (13% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels (71% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance (81% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.032% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.3% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Components (67% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Hoses (27% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Servos (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.098% fail on Cylinders (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Pipes (98% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Leaks (80% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.063% fail on Operation
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Brake pads (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Wheel cylinder (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake calipers (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake drums (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.0070% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.37% fail on Restricted movement (64% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on ABS (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Air and vacuum systems (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Components (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Servos (14 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0035% fail on Hoses
      • 0.067% fail on Leaks (18 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Operation
    • 0.053% fail on Electronic stability system (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Mechanical components (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Cable (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Lever
    • 0.039% fail on Service brake control components (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pedal (76% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Condition
        • 0.018% fail on Anti-slip (85% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Additional braking devices (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0035% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0035% fail on Operation
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (8.4% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
    • 0.081% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.0070% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (93% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 7.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (11% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Washers (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers (20% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.35% fail on Mirrors (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0035% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 6.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Emissions (96% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system (27% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Emissions not tested (76% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Fuel system (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on System
      • 0.091% fail on Cap (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0035% fail on Tank
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (54% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Body condition
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.074% fail on Passengers
      • 0.074% fail on Drivers
    • 0.028% fail on Body security
    • 0.021% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.014% fail on Load security
      • 0.0070% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0035% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0035% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.0035% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0035% fail on Chassis
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (59% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Steering system (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Track rod end (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Free play (46% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Steering rack (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0070% fail on Other components
        • 0.0070% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.0035% fail on Steering box
    • 0.30% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Other components (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Operation
      • 0.063% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.060% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.021% fail on Rams
      • 0.0035% fail on Pump
    • 0.025% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0070% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0035% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0035% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.70% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.32% fail on Seat belts (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Prescribed areas (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0035% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0035% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.66% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.66% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Condition (50% better than other 2006 cars)
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