Volkswagen Tiguan MOT Results

Registered in 2012
85.3% pass rate
from 8,345 tests in 2017
(30% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Tiguan is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.5% fail on Suspension (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Coil springs (88% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Condition (89% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Location
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.036% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front drive shafts (60% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Constant velocity joints (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bonded suspension (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.072% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.060% fail on Front
      • 0.012% fail on Rear
    • 0.036% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (15% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (36% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.072% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.98% fail on Headlamp aim (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Direction indicators (42% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Flashing type (42% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.036% fail on Individual lamps (91% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.012% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.20% fail on Position lamps (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front lamps (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Rear lamps (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamps (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.012% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.012% fail on Lamp
  • 1.8% fail on Brakes (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Brake pads (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.37% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear wheels (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Front wheels (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Parking brake performance (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.036% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.024% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.012% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.18% fail on ABS (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic parking brake (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.024% fail on Hydraulic systems (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Components
        • 0.012% fail on Hoses
      • 0.012% fail on Leaks
    • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.98% fail on Driver's view of the road (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Wipers (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Washers (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.024% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.40% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.26% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.25% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.31% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.19% fail on Steering (51% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic power steering (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Steering system (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.012% fail on Steering control
      • 0.012% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.048% fail on Cap
      • 0.012% fail on System
    • 0.036% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.072% fail on Road Wheels (69% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Attachment
  • 0.060% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Doors
      • 0.024% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.012% fail on Seats
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers
    • 0.012% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.012% fail on Towbars
    • 0.012% fail on Towbar
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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