Volkswagen Tiguan MOT Results

Registered in 2009
73.2% pass rate
from 6,377 tests in 2017
(18% 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.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Coil springs (27% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Condition (28% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Location
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.047% fail on Condition
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Attachment
    • 0.96% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.96% fail on Condition
    • 0.85% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.83% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.82% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.016% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.016% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.016% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.41% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.063% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.063% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.063% fail on Wheel bearings (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Front (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Rear (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Macpherson strut (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 0.031% fail on Trailing arms (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension unit
  • 10% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (34% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.031% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.97% fail on Direction indicators (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Flashing type (36% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.19% fail on Individual lamps (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.031% fail on Tell tales (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Headlamps (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Fog lamp (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.047% fail on Battery (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Horn (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.031% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.016% fail on Lamp
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.016% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (17% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (18% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.031% fail on Size/type (79% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 3.2% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (24% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.031% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.031% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.63% fail on Brake performance (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rear wheels (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front wheels (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Parking brake operation (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.016% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.016% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.27% fail on Electronic parking brake (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.078% fail on Hydraulic systems (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.016% fail on Components
        • 0.016% fail on Hoses
    • 0.016% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 2.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Washers (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.031% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.69% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Exhaust system (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Emissions (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.047% fail on Cap
      • 0.016% fail on System
    • 0.031% fail on Emissions not tested (78% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.19% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.031% fail on Seat belts (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (50% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Doors
      • 0.047% fail on Drivers
      • 0.031% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.078% fail on Body condition
    • 0.016% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.016% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.016% fail on Chassis
    • 0.016% fail on Load security
      • 0.016% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.19% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering system (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.016% fail on Power steering
      • 0.016% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Condition
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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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