Volkswagen Polo MOT Results

Registered in 2009
67.2% pass rate
from 23,397 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Polo is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (7.7% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.085% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (14% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (18% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0043% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0043% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0043% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0043% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear lamps (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Fog lamp (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.085% fail on Battery (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Horn (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.030% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.026% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0043% fail on Switch
    • 0.0085% fail on Rear reflectors (84% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 10% fail on Suspension (6.0% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage condition (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
      • 0.0043% fail on Attachment
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Location
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers (19% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (19% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Suspension arms (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.77% fail on Drive shafts (30% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Front drive shafts (30% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Constant velocity joints (31% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0085% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0043% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.013% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.013% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Rear (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Front (50% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Front suspension joints (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0043% fail on Condition
    • 0.043% fail on Macpherson strut (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0085% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0043% fail on Condition
      • 0.0043% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0085% fail on Sub-frames (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0043% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0043% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0043% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0043% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0043% fail on Component mounting
  • 7.9% fail on Brakes (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (79% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Rear wheels (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.030% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.013% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Parking brake (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Brake pads (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Wheel cylinder (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0085% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0085% fail on Brake calipers (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Restricted movement (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Components (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Hoses (47% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Servos (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.017% fail on Pipes (97% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.098% fail on Leaks
      • 0.038% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0085% fail on Operation
    • 0.17% fail on ABS (35% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.064% fail on Cable
      • 0.0043% fail on Lever
    • 0.043% fail on Air and vacuum systems (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Components (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Servos (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0085% fail on Hoses (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Leaks
    • 0.017% fail on Service brake control components (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pedal (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.0085% fail on Electronic stability system (89% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres (21% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (21% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Size/type
    • 0.060% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.013% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (89% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (18% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (14% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.31% fail on Mirrors (94% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0043% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (79% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Emissions (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Cap (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.0085% fail on Hose
      • 0.0085% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0043% fail on Tank
    • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.81% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.34% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
      • 0.034% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
  • 0.52% fail on Steering (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Steering system (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Steering rack (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Free play
        • 0.034% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.034% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0043% fail on Other components
        • 0.0043% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.094% fail on Power steering
      • 0.034% fail on Other components
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.013% fail on Rams
      • 0.0043% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.034% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0085% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0043% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0043% fail on Steering column
  • 0.42% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition (92% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Doors (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers front (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Drivers (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Seats
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers
    • 0.013% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.013% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0085% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0043% fail on Body security
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.047% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2009 cars)
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