Volkswagen Touareg MOT Results

Registered in 2003
63.6% pass rate
from 467 tests in 2020
(24% 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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (30% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.64% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.64% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.64% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.21% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.21% fail on Horn
    • 0.21% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Suspension (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.86% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.7% fail on Springs
      • 4.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.7% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.86% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.43% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.21% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.21% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
    • 0.21% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 10% fail on Brakes (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.4% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt
          • 0.64% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.21% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake control (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Lever
      • 0.21% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.86% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.64% fail on Rigid brake pipes (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.21% fail on Valves
  • 6.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements
    • 2.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.86% fail on Airbags (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Drivers airbag (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.64% fail on Catalyst emissions (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.43% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility (41% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (59% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
  • 3.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Joints (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.21% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.86% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on Tank
      • 0.43% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.64% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Chassis
      • 0.21% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.21% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.21% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.21% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
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  • 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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