Volkswagen Tiguan MOT Results

Registered in 2008
72.8% pass rate
from 4,926 tests in 2017
(26% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Tiguan is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.020% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Individual lamps (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.89% fail on Headlamps (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Headlamp (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.020% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 0.81% fail on Stop lamp (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Battery
    • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Fog lamp (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.061% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.020% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 10% fail on Suspension (22% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.081% fail on Location
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.77% fail on Drive shafts (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Front drive shafts (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Constant velocity joints (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.041% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Front suspension joints (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front
      • 0.061% fail on Rear (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.081% fail on Condition
    • 0.041% fail on Trailing arms (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.020% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (19% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.020% fail on Size/type
  • 3.3% fail on Brakes (59% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components (21% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.081% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.75% fail on Brake performance (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Front wheels (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rear wheels (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.020% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic parking brake (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.081% fail on Hydraulic systems (94% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Components (95% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Pipes (96% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Hoses
      • 0.020% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.061% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.020% fail on ABS
  • 2.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Washers (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Exhaust system (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Emissions (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on System
      • 0.020% fail on Pipe
      • 0.020% fail on Cap
  • 0.37% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.35% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (63% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
  • 0.35% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.061% fail on Seats
      • 0.061% fail on Drivers
    • 0.041% fail on Load security
      • 0.041% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.020% fail on Body security
    • 0.020% fail on Body condition
  • 0.22% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering system (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.061% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Free play
        • 0.020% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.020% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.020% fail on Power steering
      • 0.020% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
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  • Volkswagen Tiguan (2008 - 2016)
    Decent SUV with diesel automatic option. Comfortable seats. Escape version capable off-road. Optional Park Assist works well. Much better from September 2011 facelift.

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