Volkswagen Tiguan MOT Results

Registered in 2013
83.2% pass rate
from 12,910 tests in 2020
(26% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Tiguan is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.1% fail on Suspension (66% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint (98% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Springs (49% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs (49% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Coil spring (49% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Mounting
    • 0.96% fail on Shock absorbers (81% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.054% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0077% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.077% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.062% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0077% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.039% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0077% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.031% fail on Wheel bearings (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0077% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (23% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (42% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (58% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Headlamps (77% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.039% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.38% fail on Direction indicators (39% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Flashing type (39% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.039% fail on Individual direction indicators (83% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0077% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.37% fail on Stop lamp (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Position lamps (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Position lamp (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (49% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (51% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.054% fail on Horn (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Trailer electrical socket (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.023% fail on Reversing lamps (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Reversing lamps (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0077% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0077% fail on Switch
    • 0.0077% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 2.1% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (57% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.64% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.37% fail on Brake performance (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt (69% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake imbalance (90% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0077% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0077% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.054% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.054% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0077% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake imbalance (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.0077% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.039% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (91% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (73% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-lock braking system (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability control (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic parking brake (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.039% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.015% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.0077% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0077% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 1.2% fail on Visibility (72% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Wipers (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Washers (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.093% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.085% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.039% fail on View to rear
      • 0.039% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.031% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.76% fail on Compression ignition (57% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0077% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0077% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.0077% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.29% fail on Spark ignition (52% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.0077% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.054% fail on Noise suppression (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Sound deadening material (17 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Undertray
    • 0.023% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0077% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.50% fail on Body, chassis, structure (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Transmission
      • 0.22% fail on Drive shafts (51% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Joints (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Prop shaft (20 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Flexible couplings (23 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.039% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.023% fail on System
      • 0.0077% fail on Hose
    • 0.023% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.023% fail on Towbar (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other towbar components (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Coupling
    • 0.015% fail on Exhaust system (97% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Body
      • 0.0077% fail on Panel
      • 0.0077% fail on Other body component
    • 0.015% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0077% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0077% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0077% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0077% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.28% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.17% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.093% fail on Condition
      • 0.0077% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0077% fail on Requirements
  • 0.19% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Steering (72% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Electronic power steering (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Steering linkage components (93% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0077% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0077% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (57% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
  • 0.0077% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0077% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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