Volkswagen Touareg MOT Results

Registered in 2004
64.6% pass rate
from 1,618 tests in 2017
(25% 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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (33% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps (33% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Rear lamps (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.062% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.80% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.80% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.80% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.062% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Lamp
    • 0.062% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.062% fail on Horn
  • 12% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Coil springs (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Location
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.49% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms (34% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (35% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.68% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Drive shafts (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.062% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.62% fail on Front suspension joints (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.062% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Shock absorbers (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.062% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.062% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Front wheels (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Gradient hand brake (22 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Components (38% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Hoses (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Pipes (93% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks
    • 2.0% fail on Parking brake (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Brake pads (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.062% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on ABS
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.062% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.062% fail on Pedal
        • 0.062% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.062% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.062% fail on Warning
    • 0.062% fail on Locking devices
  • 7.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts (61% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (29% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (44% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.062% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.93% fail on Washers (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (59% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on System
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.12% fail on Cap
    • 0.25% fail on Exhaust system (94% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Steering system (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.062% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.062% fail on Other components
    • 0.19% fail on Steering control
      • 0.12% fail on Steering lock (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Steering column
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.99% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.49% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Body condition
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers
      • 0.062% fail on Drivers
    • 0.062% fail on Doors
      • 0.062% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.062% fail on Condition
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