Volkswagen Tiguan MOT Results

Registered in 2010
77.3% pass rate
from 6,389 tests in 2017
(22% 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.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (34% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Coil springs (58% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Condition (59% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Location
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Attachment (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.047% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.23% fail on Drive shafts (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Front drive shafts (68% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Constant velocity joints (68% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Front (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Rear
    • 0.047% fail on Bonded suspension (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.031% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.016% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.016% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.016% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 0.016% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 7.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (41% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (44% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front lamps (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Rear lamps (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (28% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (28% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Side repeaters (73% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Individual lamps (83% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.42% fail on Headlamps (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.17% fail on Horn
    • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Fog lamp (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.094% fail on Stop lamp (96% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Battery
    • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.016% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.016% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.016% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.016% fail on Lamp
    • 0.016% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (16% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.063% fail on Size/type
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes (54% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components (31% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.031% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.55% fail on Brake performance (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front wheels (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear wheels (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.063% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.031% fail on Brake imbalance (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.16% fail on Electronic parking brake (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Hydraulic systems (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Components (81% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Hoses
      • 0.016% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.031% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.016% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.016% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.016% fail on Warning
    • 0.016% fail on ABS
  • 1.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (68% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Wipers (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Washers (74% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.094% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.078% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.55% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.45% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (67% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (73% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.094% fail on Seat belts (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Condition
  • 0.39% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (72% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Exhaust system (63% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Fuel system (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Hose
      • 0.016% fail on Cap
      • 0.016% fail on System
  • 0.30% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.047% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (67% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Doors
      • 0.031% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.031% fail on Body condition
    • 0.016% fail on Seats
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers
    • 0.016% fail on Load security
      • 0.016% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.063% fail on Steering (94% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Steering system (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.016% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.016% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.016% fail on Towbars
    • 0.016% fail on Towbar
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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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