Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 2008
63.0% pass rate
from 27,653 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Side repeaters (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp (15% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0036% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0072% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0072% fail on Switch
      • 0.0036% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0036% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.0072% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0036% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.083% fail on Battery (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.029% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.018% fail on Lamp
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.0036% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Suspension (5.1% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage condition (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
      • 0.0072% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0036% fail on Presence
    • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front drive shafts (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0036% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.033% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0036% fail on Universal joint
    • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Location
    • 0.76% fail on Shock absorbers (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Condition (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.47% fail on Rear (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Front (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.094% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.090% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0036% fail on Attachment
    • 0.047% fail on Sub-frames (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 0.043% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.043% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Macpherson strut (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.011% fail on Trailing arms (96% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (97% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Condition
    • 0.011% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Component mounting (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0072% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0036% fail on General condition
  • 7.8% fail on Brakes
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Rear wheels (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (71% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.022% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Parking brake (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Hub components (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake pads (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Wheel cylinder (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Brake calipers (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0072% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic systems (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Components (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.036% fail on Hoses (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Pipes (97% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Cylinders (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks
      • 0.040% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.033% fail on Operation
    • 0.27% fail on Restricted movement (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on ABS (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Components (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Servos (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Pipes
      • 0.022% fail on Leaks (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.040% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.025% fail on Cable
      • 0.014% fail on Lever
    • 0.025% fail on Service brake control components (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pedal (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Condition
        • 0.0072% fail on Anti-slip (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Electronic stability system (90% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0036% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0036% fail on Warning
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type (37% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.0036% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (7.1% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (18% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Mirrors (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on System
      • 0.025% fail on Hose (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pipe
      • 0.011% fail on Cap (88% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering system (24% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.076% fail on Free play
        • 0.076% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.025% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
        • 0.014% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.29% fail on Power steering (95% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Other components (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Operation
      • 0.065% fail on Pipes and hoses (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Rams (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Drive system
    • 0.040% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0072% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0036% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0036% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.89% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.65% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.058% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers airbag (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (29% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements
      • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0036% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0036% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.53% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.24% fail on Body condition (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.036% fail on Passengers front (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Seats
      • 0.065% fail on Drivers
      • 0.033% fail on Passengers
    • 0.011% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0036% fail on Body security
    • 0.0036% fail on Load security
      • 0.0036% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.0036% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.51% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2008 cars)
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