Volkswagen Touareg MOT Results

Registered in 2009
72.4% pass rate
from 1,268 tests in 2017
(15% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Touareg is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.32% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.079% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.079% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.079% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.079% fail on Horn
  • 7.2% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Coil springs (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Condition (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment
    • 0.55% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.16% fail on Front
    • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.079% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.079% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.079% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.079% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.079% fail on Condition
  • 5.2% fail on Brakes
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.55% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.24% fail on Rear wheels (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.079% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.95% fail on Parking brake (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Condition
      • 0.079% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.71% fail on Electronic stability system (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Components
        • 0.079% fail on Hoses
        • 0.079% fail on Servos
      • 0.079% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.16% fail on ABS
    • 0.079% fail on Restricted movement
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.079% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.79% fail on Washers (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Requirements
  • 0.71% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.32% fail on Body condition
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.079% fail on Drivers
      • 0.079% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.079% fail on Seats
      • 0.079% fail on Passengers
  • 0.71% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.079% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.55% fail on Steering
    • 0.39% fail on Steering system
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.079% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering
      • 0.079% fail on Operation
      • 0.079% fail on Other components
  • 0.47% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% 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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