Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 2007
60.9% pass rate
from 28,196 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (7.7% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual lamps (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 4.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (20% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp (13% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (13% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp (9.7% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0035% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
      • 0.0035% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0035% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Fog lamp (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.099% fail on Horn (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.082% fail on Battery (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Electrical wiring (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Lamp
    • 0.0035% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0035% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 4.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (39% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage condition (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0035% fail on Presence
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Condition
    • 4.2% fail on Drive shafts (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front drive shafts (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0035% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.039% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.039% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Location
    • 0.96% fail on Shock absorbers (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Fitment
    • 0.66% fail on Wheel bearings (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Rear
      • 0.19% fail on Front (48% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Front suspension joints (17% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.089% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.071% fail on Macpherson strut (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Sub-frames (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0071% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.050% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.046% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Component mounting (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.039% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.039% fail on Condition
    • 0.0071% fail on Trailing arms (97% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (97% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0035% fail on General condition
    • 0.0035% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0035% fail on Suspension unit
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (5.4% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Brake performance (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels (54% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.028% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0035% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 2.4% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Brake calipers (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Wheel cylinder (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Brake drums (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.0035% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.61% fail on Hydraulic systems (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Components (81% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Reservoirs (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Cylinders (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Servos (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Hoses (87% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Pipes (98% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Leaks (64% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
    • 0.30% fail on Restricted movement (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on ABS (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Air and vacuum systems (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Components (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Servos (15 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Hoses (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Leaks (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.043% fail on Mechanical components (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Lever
      • 0.018% fail on Cable (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Service brake control components (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pedal (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Condition
        • 0.0035% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability system (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0035% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (9.1% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
    • 0.060% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.021% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (79% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 6.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (15% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Mirrors (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0035% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 5.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (49% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust system (67% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Emissions (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Emissions not tested (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Cap (49% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.018% fail on Hose
      • 0.011% fail on Pipe
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (74% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0071% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Prescribed areas (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Doors (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition
    • 0.082% fail on Seats
      • 0.060% fail on Passengers
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Body security
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0071% fail on Vehicle structure (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Chassis (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Load security
      • 0.0035% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0035% fail on Tailgate
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Steering system (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Track rod end (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.053% fail on Free play
        • 0.053% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.028% fail on Other components
        • 0.018% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.011% fail on Steering component (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.071% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.067% fail on Other components
      • 0.050% fail on Operation
      • 0.043% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0071% fail on Rams
      • 0.0035% fail on Pump
    • 0.035% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.011% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0071% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0035% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.49% fail on Registration plates and VIN (20% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plate (20% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.046% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0035% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.0035% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0035% fail on Towbar
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