Volkswagen Touareg MOT Results

Registered in 2008
68.9% pass rate
from 1,831 tests in 2017
(16% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Touareg is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.055% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.33% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.055% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.055% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.055% fail on Horn
    • 0.055% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 9.6% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Coil springs (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Condition (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Location
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (37% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.055% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.44% fail on Drive shafts (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Front drive shafts (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Constant velocity joints (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.055% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.27% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (95% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.055% fail on Condition
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.055% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.7% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.55% fail on Rear wheels (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Front wheels (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake operation (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.055% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.055% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.60% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.055% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.82% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
      • 0.055% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.71% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Components (82% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Hoses
        • 0.055% fail on Pipes
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks
      • 0.055% fail on Operation
    • 0.44% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.11% fail on ABS
    • 0.055% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.055% fail on Pedal
        • 0.055% fail on Condition
  • 3.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.82% fail on Washers (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.055% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.055% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.87% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.11% fail on Installation check (44 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.055% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.76% fail on Steering (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Steering system (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.16% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.33% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.055% fail on Other components
  • 0.38% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (87% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Cap
      • 0.055% fail on System
    • 0.055% fail on Emissions
  • 0.22% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
    • 0.055% fail on Body condition
    • 0.055% fail on Doors
      • 0.055% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% 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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