Volkswagen Tiguan MOT Results

Registered in 2010
71.4% pass rate
from 7,467 tests in 2020
(15% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Tiguan is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (37% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Springs (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Coil springs (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Coil spring (69% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Mounting (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms (64% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint dust cover (88% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage ball joints (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.054% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.094% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.067% fail on Wheel bearings (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.040% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.027% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.027% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.013% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension unit
  • 6.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (42% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (33% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Position lamps (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Position lamp (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.79% fail on Headlamps (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.31% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.013% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.24% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.16% fail on Horn
      • 0.040% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.027% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.013% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.17% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.040% fail on Size/type (76% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.67% fail on Brake performance (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (73% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake imbalance (85% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.067% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (95% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Rbt (sp) (97% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.054% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (88% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Rbt (sp) (87% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake imbalance (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.013% fail on Rbt
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.094% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.013% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.094% fail on Parking brake control (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.094% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.027% fail on Anti-lock braking system (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Electronic braking system (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.013% fail on Servos
    • 0.013% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.013% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (45% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (22% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Washers (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.080% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.080% fail on View to rear
      • 0.080% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.067% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.054% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (39% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (37% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.95% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (86% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.013% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.013% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 0.58% fail on Spark ignition (61% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.054% fail on Catalyst emissions (92% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.054% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (49% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Transmission (33% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Drive shafts (48% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Joints (49% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.23% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Prop shaft (22 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Flexible couplings (25 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Joints
    • 0.51% fail on Exhaust system (63% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.054% fail on System
      • 0.040% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.094% fail on Body
      • 0.054% fail on Panel
      • 0.054% fail on Other body component
    • 0.094% fail on Doors
      • 0.067% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.067% fail on Door condition
      • 0.013% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.013% fail on Hinge
      • 0.013% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
    • 0.054% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.013% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.013% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.013% fail on Undertray
  • 0.54% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.37% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
    • 0.040% fail on Airbags
      • 0.027% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels (53% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Condition
  • 0.15% fail on Steering (92% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Steering linkage components (96% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.040% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.027% fail on Steering play
      • 0.027% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.013% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.013% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.013% fail on Flexible coupling
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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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