Volkswagen Touareg MOT Results

Registered in 2004
61.2% pass rate
from 1,573 tests in 2020
(18% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Touareg is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.064% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (43% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.32% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical equipment (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.064% fail on Horn
    • 0.064% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.064% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Suspension (31% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Springs (46% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Coil springs (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Coil spring (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.064% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Anti-roll bar (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.064% fail on Linkage
      • 0.064% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.064% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.064% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.064% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.064% fail on Bellows
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.064% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.064% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.064% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Brakes (25% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (67% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.064% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.064% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.064% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.064% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.064% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.83% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt (57% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.064% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.064% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.45% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.25% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (14 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.064% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (48% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.95% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake control (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Lever (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic parking brake (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Flexible brake hoses (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Rigid brake pipes (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
    • 0.32% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Servos
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.064% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.064% fail on Additional braking device
  • 7.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
      • 0.064% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.064% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.19% fail on Airbags
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (69% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on View to rear
      • 0.70% fail on Mirrors (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (42% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Catalyst emissions (88% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.9% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.064% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.064% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.064% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.89% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.70% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.064% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.064% fail on Undertray
  • 2.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (66% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Joints (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.25% fail on Prop shaft (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Joints
        • 0.064% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.51% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on Tank
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.13% fail on System
    • 0.25% fail on Body
      • 0.25% fail on Other body component
    • 0.19% fail on Exhaust system (94% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.064% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.064% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.064% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.064% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.064% fail on Doors
      • 0.064% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.064% fail on Door condition
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.45% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
    • 0.38% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.32% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.064% fail on Operation
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.64% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
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    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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