Volkswagen Tiguan MOT Results

Registered in 2016
88.9% pass rate
from 19,735 tests in 2020
(10% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Tiguan is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.2% fail on Visibility (48% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Washers (73% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass (70% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen (71% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.030% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on View to rear
      • 0.010% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres (19% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.020% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (44% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Direction indicators (46% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Flashing type (48% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (56% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Individual direction indicators
      • 0.0051% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0051% fail on Arm
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp (75% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.010% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.10% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.096% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.086% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
      • 0.0051% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0051% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.096% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.076% fail on Horn
      • 0.020% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.061% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (81% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Position lamps (80% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Position lamp (82% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.015% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0051% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0051% fail on Switch
  • 0.99% fail on Brakes (51% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Mechanical brake components (47% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake linings and pads (63% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Brake pads (63% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs and drums (54% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Brake discs (54% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Brake performance (49% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0051% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0051% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0051% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0051% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0051% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.025% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.010% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0051% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0051% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.0051% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0051% fail on Rbt
          • 0.0051% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.015% fail on Parking brake control (85% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.015% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.010% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.010% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.0051% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0051% fail on Reservoirs
  • 0.58% fail on Suspension
    • 0.27% fail on Suspension arms (81% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint (85% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.056% fail on Springs (62% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Coil spring (61% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.0051% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.0051% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0051% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.025% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.0051% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0051% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0051% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0051% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0051% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 0.55% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (41% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Exhaust emissions (46% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Compression ignition (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0051% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.16% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.015% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.010% fail on Sound deadening material (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0051% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0051% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.53% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.086% fail on Condition
      • 0.0051% fail on Requirements
    • 0.0051% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0051% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.23% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Transmission
      • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.046% fail on Joints
        • 0.0051% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.025% fail on Doors
      • 0.020% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0051% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0051% fail on Hinge
    • 0.020% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.010% fail on Body
      • 0.0051% fail on Panel
      • 0.0051% fail on Other body component
    • 0.0051% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0051% fail on Tank
    • 0.0051% fail on Seats
      • 0.0051% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0051% fail on Undertray
  • 0.071% fail on Road Wheels (50% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Attachment
    • 0.015% fail on Condition
  • 0.0051% fail on Steering
    • 0.0051% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.0051% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.0051% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0051% fail on Anchorages
Read the Honest John Review

  • Volkswagen Tiguan (2016 on)
    Comfortable, spacious and supremely practical. Refined diesel engines. Plenty of modern technology.
  • 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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