Volkswagen Touareg MOT Results

Registered in 2007
63.1% pass rate
from 3,062 tests in 2020
(12% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Touareg is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (10% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp (23% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.098% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Matched pair (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (28% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.49% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.23% fail on Trailer electrical socket (13 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Horn
      • 0.033% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.29% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.065% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.065% fail on Switch
    • 0.033% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.033% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Springs (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Coil springs (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Coil spring (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (31% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.39% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage ball joints (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.065% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Shock absorbers (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Other suspension component (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.033% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.033% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.033% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.033% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.033% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes (19% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (17 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (33% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (40% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.033% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.20% fail on Decelerometer (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt (80% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance (80% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.033% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.098% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.065% fail on Parking brake performance (15 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.033% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.23% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.098% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.033% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.098% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.033% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs and drums (45% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Brake discs (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.065% fail on Lever
    • 0.95% fail on Parking brake control (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Lever (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.72% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.56% fail on Electronic stability control (95% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Anti-lock braking system (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.33% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.065% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.033% fail on Servos
      • 0.033% fail on Brake fluid
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.065% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.0% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.098% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.033% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.033% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.033% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (61% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.065% fail on Emissions not tested (85% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.46% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.098% fail on Other leaks
  • 5.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
      • 0.033% fail on Requirements
      • 0.033% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.098% fail on Airbags
      • 0.065% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.033% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 3.8% fail on Visibility (40% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on View to rear
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.065% fail on Indirect vision devices (13 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.098% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.065% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Transmission (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Drive shafts (88% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Joints (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.098% fail on Joints
        • 0.033% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.033% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.033% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.42% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.065% fail on Tank
      • 0.033% fail on System
    • 0.13% fail on Doors
      • 0.065% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.065% fail on Door condition
      • 0.033% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.033% fail on Door condition
      • 0.033% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.033% fail on Door condition
    • 0.098% fail on Body
      • 0.098% fail on Other body component
    • 0.065% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.033% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.033% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.033% fail on Seats
      • 0.033% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.033% fail on Undertray
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Power steering (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Other components
      • 0.033% fail on Pump
    • 0.39% fail on Steering linkage components (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.033% fail on Other components
        • 0.033% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.033% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.13% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.69% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.033% fail on Condition
  • 0.098% fail on Seat belt installation check (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Anchorages (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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