Volkswagen Touareg MOT Results

Registered in 2003
66.5% pass rate
from 540 tests in 2017
(31% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Touareg is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Rear lamps (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.93% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.74% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.56% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.93% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.74% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.19% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 0.56% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.37% fail on Lamp
      • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.19% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.19% fail on Gradient hand brake
      • 0.19% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.19% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Components (53% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Hoses
        • 0.37% fail on Pipes (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.37% fail on ABS
  • 8.7% fail on Suspension (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.56% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.37% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.37% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.19% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.19% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.19% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.19% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
  • 5.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.19% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.56% fail on Attachment (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
  • 5.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Emissions (83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on Cap
      • 0.19% fail on Tank
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Steering system (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Operation
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
  • 0.93% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.19% fail on Passengers
Read the Honest John Review

  • Volkswagen Touareg (2003 - 2010)
    Luxurious, safe, accomplished 4x4. Comfortable on road, very capable off it. V10 TDI is astonishing, 2.5 TDI and 3.0 TDI the sensible choices.

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