Volkswagen Touareg MOT Results

Registered in 2007
66.7% pass rate
from 2,713 tests in 2020
(20% 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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (30% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (0.62% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type (0.70% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (27% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators (13% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (20% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Electrical equipment (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Horn (26% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp (51% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Switch
    • 0.074% fail on Position lamps (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Position lamp (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Springs (67% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Coil springs (68% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Coil spring (68% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Mounting
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (37% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joints (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Anti-roll bar (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.074% fail on Other suspension component (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (4.2% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (50% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (57% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.18% fail on Decelerometer (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake performance not tested (98% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake imbalance (86% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance (82% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (84% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (32% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.63% fail on Brake discs and drums (54% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Brake discs (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.037% fail on Cable
    • 0.77% fail on Parking brake control (78% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Lever (90% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic parking brake (68% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Electronic stability control (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-lock braking system (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hand lever (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (54% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems (31% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid (8.5% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses (42% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.037% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.037% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (20% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (8.3% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Requirements (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Airbags (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers airbag (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (22% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Compression ignition (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.037% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.037% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition (71% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (39% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.33% fail on Fluid leaks (13% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks (29% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Transmission oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Condition of glass (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Windscreen (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on View to rear (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Mirrors (61% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet (42% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Transmission (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Joints (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.037% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.66% fail on Exhaust system (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system (17% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (18% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Tank (81% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Doors (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door (45% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Chassis (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Chassis condition (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Body (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Panel
      • 0.037% fail on Other body component
    • 0.037% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.037% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.037% fail on Seats
      • 0.037% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.037% fail on Undertray
  • 0.77% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other components (91% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Operation
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Steering play
      • 0.037% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.52% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2.7% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plates (2.3% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Condition
  • 0.037% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.037% fail on Anchorages
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