Volkswagen Tiguan MOT Results

Registered in 2011
75.8% pass rate
from 7,495 tests in 2020
(19% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Tiguan is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (34% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Springs (66% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (66% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Coil spring (67% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Mounting
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms (76% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joints (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.040% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage
    • 0.81% fail on Shock absorbers (27% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.027% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.053% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.053% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.040% fail on Wheel bearings (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.013% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 6.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Individual direction indicators (69% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (53% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Headlamp (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.48% fail on Electrical equipment (69% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Horn (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Trailer electrical socket (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.040% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.40% fail on Position lamps (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Position lamp (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.17% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.080% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.013% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.013% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (14% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (29% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (29% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.72% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (67% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake imbalance (90% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.053% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (96% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Rbt (sp) (95% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Parking brake performance (94% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Rbt (93% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake performance (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (60% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.080% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.067% fail on Parking brake control (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.053% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.013% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.013% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.013% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.027% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (89% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.013% fail on Particulate filter
      • 0.51% fail on Spark ignition (52% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.067% fail on Catalyst emissions (83% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.013% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.040% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility (66% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Wipers (69% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Washers (74% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.080% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.080% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.067% fail on View to rear
      • 0.067% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (49% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Transmission
      • 0.65% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.64% fail on Joints
        • 0.013% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Prop shaft (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Joints
        • 0.040% fail on Flexible couplings (23 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.093% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.067% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.013% fail on Tank
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
    • 0.067% fail on Body
      • 0.067% fail on Other body component
    • 0.067% fail on Doors
      • 0.040% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.040% 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
    • 0.040% fail on Exhaust system (96% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.027% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.013% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.013% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.027% fail on Undertray
    • 0.013% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.013% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.013% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Bracket
    • 0.013% fail on Seats
      • 0.013% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.68% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.49% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (61% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
      • 0.013% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.027% fail on Airbags
      • 0.027% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.40% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels (57% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (91% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Steering linkage components (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.040% fail on Electronic power steering
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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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