Volkswagen Touareg MOT Results

Registered in 2008
63.9% pass rate
from 2,108 tests in 2020
(10% 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
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.047% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp (39% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.14% fail on Trailer electrical socket (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Horn
      • 0.047% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.19% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Suspension (19% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Springs (93% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Coil springs (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 9.2% fail on Coil spring (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms (31% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.047% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.047% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.047% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.047% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.047% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.047% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.047% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
  • 7.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Compression ignition (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (88% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition (44% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.047% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.047% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 6.6% fail on Brakes (30% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (27 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.00% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (57% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.43% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt
          • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.047% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.19% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.095% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.095% fail on Service brake imbalance (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.047% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (46% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.90% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.00% fail on Parking brake control (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Lever (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.43% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.24% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.047% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.047% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.047% fail on Leaks
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.047% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility (30% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.047% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (89% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.047% fail on Requirements
    • 0.047% fail on Airbags
      • 0.047% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Transmission (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Joints (88% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.095% fail on Prop shaft (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.43% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Body
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component
    • 0.095% fail on Seats
      • 0.047% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.047% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.047% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.047% fail on Tank
    • 0.047% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.047% fail on Doors
      • 0.047% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.047% fail on Door condition
    • 0.047% fail on Cabs
      • 0.047% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.57% fail on Steering (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.19% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering
      • 0.095% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.047% fail on Other components
    • 0.047% fail on Steering play
      • 0.047% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.047% fail on Condition
  • 0.047% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.047% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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