Volkswagen Tiguan MOT Results

Registered in 2011
73.1% pass rate
from 7,081 tests in 2020
(12% 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.

  • 14% fail on Suspension (40% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Springs (77% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Coil springs (77% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Coil spring (77% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Mounting (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms (58% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Suspension arm (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (91% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage ball joints (1.8% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint dust cover (90% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (22% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.75% fail on Shock absorbers (36% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint (41% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Pins and bushes (7.2% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.099% fail on Macpherson strut (4.9% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (80% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Macpherson strut (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Suspension rods (20% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.028% fail on Sub-frames (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.014% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (2.2% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (6.4% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type (22% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 5.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (41% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (48% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (48% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Individual direction indicators (69% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Headlamps (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Headlamp (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Headlamp levelling device (1.8% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (51% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Electrical equipment (5.6% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Horn (15% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Battery(ies) (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (44% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.18% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Position lamps (1.6% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Position lamp (7.5% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Reversing lamps (57% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Reversing lamps (56% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.014% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.014% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (20% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (33% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Brake linings (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (11% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Brake performance (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt (64% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake imbalance (81% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested (38% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Rbt (sp) (89% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake imbalance (89% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.056% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (95% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Rbt (sp) (97% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (57% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.014% fail on Rbt
          • 0.014% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.38% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2.4% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Anti-lock braking system (3.0% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Electronic stability control (45% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.056% fail on Parking brake control (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Electronic parking brake (27% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Hydraulic systems (40% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Brake fluid (24% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.014% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 2.1% fail on Visibility (53% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Washers (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Driver's view (17% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Condition of glass (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Windscreen (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Bonnet (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on View to rear (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Mirrors (74% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (15% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (15% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition (55% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Emissions not tested (29% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (66% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.55% fail on Spark ignition (56% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (23% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks (0.46% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks (7.7% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Other leaks (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (48% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission (0.57% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Drive shafts (7.7% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Joints (9.3% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Drive shaft (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Prop shaft (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Flexible couplings (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Bearing housing (25 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Joints
    • 0.099% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Fuel system (51% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (41% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Tank
    • 0.042% fail on Doors (70% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Other passenger's door (42% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Door condition (39% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
    • 0.028% fail on Body (60% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Other body component (48% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Seats (42% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Driver's seat (2.8% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.014% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.014% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.66% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (1.8% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (24% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts (26% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (23% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Requirements
    • 0.014% fail on Airbags
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels (48% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment (29% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Steering (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering linkage components (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.028% fail on Steering gear (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
      • 0.014% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.028% fail on Electronic power steering (73% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.17% fail on Identification of the vehicle (54% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plates (54% better than other 2011 cars)
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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