Volkswagen Tiguan MOT Results

Registered in 2015
88.8% pass rate
from 20,803 tests in 2020
(26% 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.

  • 4.0% fail on Suspension (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes (18 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0096% fail on Ball joint (95% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Springs (39% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Coil springs (39% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Coil spring (39% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0048% fail on Mounting
    • 0.082% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Pins and bushes (14 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0048% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.053% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0048% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0048% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0048% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.029% fail on Sub-frames (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes (18 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.019% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes (16 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0096% fail on Wheel bearings (89% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0048% fail on Axles
      • 0.0048% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.0048% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0048% fail on Suspension unit
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (17% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (27% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.043% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (49% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.37% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.37% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.10% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0048% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamps (72% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp (76% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.13% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.072% fail on Horn
      • 0.029% fail on Trailer electrical socket (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Position lamp (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.053% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (88% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.014% fail on Reversing lamps (73% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0096% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 0.97% fail on Brakes (64% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Mechanical brake components (65% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake linings and pads (78% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Brake pads (78% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.36% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.22% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (67% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.091% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0048% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0048% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.043% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.019% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0096% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.019% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0048% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0048% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0048% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.029% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.019% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (89% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Rbt (sp) (89% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Parking brake performance (87% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0048% fail on Rbt
          • 0.0048% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0048% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0048% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.048% fail on Parking brake control (55% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Electronic parking brake (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.019% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0096% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.014% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0048% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.0096% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.0048% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.0048% fail on Pedal
    • 0.0048% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0048% fail on Leaks
  • 0.89% fail on Visibility (77% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Wipers (86% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Washers (68% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.072% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.043% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.034% fail on Bonnet (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on View to rear
      • 0.024% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.49% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.47% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.34% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0048% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0048% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.0048% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0048% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0048% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.12% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (41% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0048% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.0048% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.019% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.019% fail on Sound deadening material (19 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0096% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0048% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.28% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.0096% fail on Requirements
    • 0.12% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.0096% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0096% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.20% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (68% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Transmission (53% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Drive shafts (62% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Joints (62% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0096% fail on Flexible couplings (13 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0048% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.0048% fail on Joints
    • 0.019% fail on Undertray
    • 0.014% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.014% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.014% fail on Doors
      • 0.0096% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0096% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0048% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0048% fail on Hinge
    • 0.0096% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.0096% fail on Body
      • 0.0096% fail on Other body component
    • 0.0048% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0048% fail on Chassis condition
  • 0.067% fail on Road Wheels (58% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0096% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.019% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0048% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0048% fail on Steering rack
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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