Volkswagen Tiguan MOT Results

Registered in 2012
79.8% pass rate
from 9,740 tests in 2020
(23% 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.

  • 8.7% fail on Suspension (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Springs (55% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Coil springs (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Coil spring (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms (86% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Anti-roll bars (32% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.54% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.062% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.051% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.051% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.031% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.021% fail on Wheel bearings (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (15% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (23% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Size/type
    • 0.072% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (42% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.93% fail on Side repeaters (70% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Individual direction indicators (87% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (35% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Headlamps (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.010% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.25% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Position lamps (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Position lamp (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.021% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.13% fail on Horn
      • 0.051% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.12% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Reversing lamps (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Reversing lamps (80% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (27% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (38% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.88% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.51% fail on Brake performance (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (72% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake imbalance (91% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.082% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (70% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.051% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake imbalance (77% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.010% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.010% fail on Rbt
          • 0.010% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.35% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Anti-lock braking system (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability control (90% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Parking brake control (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.041% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.021% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pedal
    • 0.021% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 1.4% fail on Visibility (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Wipers (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Washers (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.092% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.082% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.051% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.041% fail on View to rear
      • 0.041% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (27% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Transmission
      • 0.60% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.60% fail on Joints
      • 0.18% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Prop shaft (24 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Flexible couplings (45 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Joints
        • 0.010% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.031% fail on Hose (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Tank
      • 0.010% fail on Pipe
      • 0.010% fail on System
    • 0.072% fail on Exhaust system (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Body
      • 0.041% fail on Other body component
      • 0.031% fail on Panel
    • 0.051% fail on Boot lid (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Boot lid condition (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Doors
      • 0.041% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.041% fail on Door condition
    • 0.041% fail on Undertray
    • 0.021% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.010% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.010% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.010% fail on Towbar
      • 0.010% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.010% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Bracket
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (26% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Exhaust emissions (25% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.65% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.010% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.32% fail on Spark ignition (60% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (44% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Catalyst emissions (89% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.041% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.031% fail on Sound deadening material (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Undertray
    • 0.021% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.43% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.25% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 0.21% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Electronic power steering (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Steering linkage components (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.021% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.021% fail on Power steering
      • 0.021% fail on Operation
    • 0.010% fail on Steering play
      • 0.010% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.021% fail on Condition
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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