Volkswagen Tiguan MOT Results

Registered in 2014
85.9% pass rate
from 16,023 tests in 2020
(25% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Tiguan is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.3% fail on Suspension (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Pins and bushes (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint (89% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.4% fail on Springs (71% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (71% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring (72% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.062% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.087% fail on Other suspension component (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.025% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Wheel bearings (90% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0062% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres (26% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (28% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (24% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Size/type
    • 0.031% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (58% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Headlamp aim (46% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (88% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.40% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.050% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.019% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0062% fail on Switch
    • 0.39% fail on Stop lamp (66% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Headlamps (80% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp (83% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0062% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.16% fail on Horn
      • 0.031% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.16% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Position lamp (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Switch
    • 0.044% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.044% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.044% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (94% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0062% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0062% fail on Switch
    • 0.0062% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0062% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0062% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 1.4% fail on Brakes (61% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (55% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake linings and pads (65% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Brake pads (65% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.47% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.24% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (72% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake imbalance (73% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0062% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.044% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.031% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0062% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0062% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.031% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (89% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.0062% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0062% fail on Rbt
          • 0.0062% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.056% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.037% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.019% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.044% fail on Parking brake control (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Electronic parking brake (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.031% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.012% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.0062% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0062% fail on Valves
    • 0.0062% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0062% fail on Other components
  • 1.1% fail on Visibility (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Wipers (81% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Washers (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.087% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.044% fail on View to rear
      • 0.044% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.037% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.025% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.61% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (34% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Exhaust emissions (37% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.37% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (95% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.16% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Catalyst emissions (92% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Noise suppression (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Sound deadening material (26 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.32% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.20% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.0062% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0062% fail on Pre-tensioners
  • 0.31% fail on Body, chassis, structure (66% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Transmission (50% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts (69% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Joints (72% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0062% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.081% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Flexible couplings (32 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Prop shaft (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Joints
    • 0.025% fail on Body
      • 0.025% fail on Other body component
    • 0.025% fail on Doors
      • 0.025% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0062% fail on Hinge
    • 0.012% fail on Exhaust system (96% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.012% fail on Seats
      • 0.012% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.012% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0062% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0062% fail on Pipe
    • 0.0062% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0062% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 0.17% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0062% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Condition
  • 0.019% fail on Steering (94% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0062% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0062% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.0062% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0062% 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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