Volkswagen Tiguan MOT Results

Registered in 2013
89.6% pass rate
from 10,904 tests in 2017
(38% 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.

  • 3.5% fail on Suspension (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment (15 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers (69% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (69% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Bonded suspension (23 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Condition (26 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.055% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Front drive shafts (74% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Constant velocity joints (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.037% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0092% fail on Condition
    • 0.0092% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0092% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0092% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.0092% fail on Rear
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (35% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Size/type
    • 0.0092% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (56% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plate lamp (48% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.028% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.23% fail on Position lamps (77% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Front lamps (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Headlamps (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0092% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0092% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0092% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0092% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.21% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.037% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.018% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 0.018% fail on Horn (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0092% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0092% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0092% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 0.93% fail on Driver's view of the road (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Wipers (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Washers (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.018% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.92% fail on Brakes (68% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Hub components (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake pads (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.31% fail on Brake performance (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.073% fail on Rear wheels (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.037% fail on Brake operation (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.018% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0092% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.073% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.073% fail on Electronic parking brake (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on ABS
    • 0.0092% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0092% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0092% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0092% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.0092% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0092% fail on Components
        • 0.0092% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.0092% fail on Restricted movement
  • 0.24% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.15% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.073% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.073% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.073% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.064% fail on Condition
      • 0.0092% fail on Attachment
  • 0.083% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Exhaust system (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0092% fail on Tank
      • 0.0092% fail on Cap
      • 0.0092% fail on System
    • 0.0092% fail on Emissions
    • 0.0092% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.064% fail on Road Wheels (61% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0092% fail on Condition
  • 0.046% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Body condition
    • 0.0092% fail on Doors
      • 0.0092% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.0092% fail on Load security
      • 0.0092% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.018% fail on Steering (92% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Steering system (91% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0092% fail on Track rod end
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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