Volkswagen Touareg MOT Results

Registered in 2009
68.0% pass rate
from 1,448 tests in 2020
(12% 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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.90% fail on Position lamps (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Position lamp (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.21% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.14% fail on Horn
    • 0.069% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.069% fail on Switch
  • 9.3% fail on Suspension (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Springs (80% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Coil springs (80% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Coil spring (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Pins and bushes (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.21% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.069% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.069% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.069% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Compression ignition (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.069% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition (51% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.62% fail on Fluid leaks (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.5% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (15 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (30 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.76% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.62% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.41% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt
          • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.069% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.069% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.069% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.069% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.069% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.069% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.069% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (48% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.41% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.55% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.48% fail on Lever
      • 0.069% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.35% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.35% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.21% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.069% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.069% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.069% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.069% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on View to rear
      • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.069% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.069% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment
      • 0.069% fail on Requirements
    • 0.069% fail on Airbags
      • 0.069% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Joints (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Prop shaft (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Other body component
    • 0.21% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
      • 0.069% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.069% fail on Door condition
    • 0.069% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.069% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 0.90% fail on Steering (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.62% fail on Track rod end (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.069% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.62% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.069% fail on Condition
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