Volkswagen Tiguan MOT Results

Registered in 2015
87.9% pass rate
from 20,016 tests in 2020
(32% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Tiguan is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.3% fail on Suspension (84% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (10 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint (95% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Suspension arm (14% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Shock absorbers (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Springs (49% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Coil springs (49% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Coil spring (49% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bars (32% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Linkage ball joints (12% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover (26% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Linkage (32% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.065% fail on Other suspension component (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Ball joint (40% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.035% fail on Wheel bearings (66% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes (11 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Macpherson strut (34% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Macpherson strut (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0100% fail on Sub-frames (29% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres (16% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (7.5% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Size/type (52% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (58% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Headlamp aim (40% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (68% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Direction indicators (19% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Flashing type (19% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters (18% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Individual direction indicators (29% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0100% fail on All direction indicators (45% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamps (78% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp (82% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (18% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.14% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (55% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Switch (56% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Electrical equipment (36% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Horn (37% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Trailer electrical socket (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.040% fail on Position lamps (35% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Position lamp (31% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Switch
    • 0.030% fail on Reversing lamps (51% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Reversing lamps (50% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (96% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Brakes (58% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (53% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake linings and pads (69% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Brake pads (69% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs and drums (5.9% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Brake discs (6.1% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake imbalance (80% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (35% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake imbalance (55% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake performance not tested (18% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (90% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Rbt (81% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.0050% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.045% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (49% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Anti-lock braking system (50% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Electronic stability control (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.035% fail on Parking brake control (71% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electronic parking brake (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic systems (35% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake fluid (2.5% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Flexible brake hoses (60% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0100% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (91% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Pedal (77% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0050% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0050% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 0.77% fail on Visibility (82% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Wipers (89% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Washers (69% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Condition of glass (20% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Windscreen (28% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Window
    • 0.020% fail on View to rear (56% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Mirrors (55% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Driver's view (77% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0100% fail on Bonnet (40% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.76% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (10.0% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Exhaust emissions (15% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Compression ignition (37% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (87% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.20% fail on Spark ignition (56% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (34% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0100% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Noise suppression (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Sound deadening material (26 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Undertray
    • 0.030% fail on Fluid leaks (8.3% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Engine oil leaks (40% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Other leaks (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.24% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (22% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (13% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Seat belts (51% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Requirements
    • 0.0050% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0050% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Transmission (70% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Joints (76% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Prop shafts (16% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Flexible couplings (14 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Fuel system (19% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (14% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Tank
    • 0.025% fail on Body (23% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other body component (42% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Panel (73% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Doors (45% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Front passenger's door (27% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0100% fail on Door condition (23% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Other passenger's door (55% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0100% fail on Door condition (54% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0050% fail on Hinge
    • 0.0100% fail on Seats (58% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Driver's seat (32% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0050% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.0050% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0050% fail on Towbar condition
  • 0.13% fail on Identification of the vehicle (33% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plates (32% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.090% fail on Road Wheels (51% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Attachment (37% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0050% fail on Condition
  • 0.045% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Steering gear (58% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0100% fail on Steering rack (70% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Operation
    • 0.0100% fail on Steering linkage components (95% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.0050% fail on Locking devices
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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