Volkswagen Tiguan MOT Results

Registered in 2009
67.7% pass rate
from 7,362 tests in 2020
(11% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Tiguan is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (93% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Linkage ball joints (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.095% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Springs (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Coil springs (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Coil spring (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Mounting
    • 5.0% fail on Suspension arms (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.054% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.027% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (37% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.30% fail on Individual direction indicators (72% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Headlamp (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.71% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 0.18% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.027% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.014% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.014% fail on Horn
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.041% fail on Size/type (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.3% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.98% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.98% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (71% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.081% fail on Service brake imbalance (81% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.068% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (75% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (88% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Rbt (sp) (91% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.041% fail on Parking brake performance (94% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Rbt (94% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Parking brake performance (93% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.42% fail on Electronic parking brake (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.095% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Anti-lock braking system (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Electronic stability control (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.027% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.014% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.014% fail on Pedal
    • 0.014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.014% fail on Leaks
    • 0.014% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.56% fail on Washers (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.081% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.068% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.068% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (19% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (91% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.041% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.027% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.014% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.014% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.98% fail on Spark ignition (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.068% fail on Catalyst emissions (93% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.027% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.014% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.014% fail on Undertray
  • 2.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission
      • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts (32% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Joints (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Prop shaft (21 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Flexible couplings (41 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Joints
    • 0.86% fail on Exhaust system (48% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's door (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Catch (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Hinge
      • 0.054% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.054% fail on Door condition
      • 0.041% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.041% fail on Door condition
    • 0.095% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.027% fail on Tank
      • 0.027% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.014% fail on Hose
      • 0.014% fail on Pipe
      • 0.014% fail on System
    • 0.054% fail on Seats
      • 0.054% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.041% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.041% fail on Body
      • 0.027% fail on Other body component
      • 0.014% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.014% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.014% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.014% fail on Undertray
  • 0.45% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Airbags
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.31% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.027% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.014% fail on Power steering
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
  • 0.24% fail on Identification of the vehicle (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plates (47% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (60% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Condition
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.014% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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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