Volkswagen Up MOT Results

Registered in 2012
82.3% pass rate
from 14,038 tests in 2020
(34% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Up is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.050% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (33% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Headlamps (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.31% fail on Position lamps (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Position lamp (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.18% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Individual direction indicators (98% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0071% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.057% fail on Daytime running lamps (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Electrical equipment (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.014% fail on Horn (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0071% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.050% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Switch
    • 0.0071% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0071% fail on Switch
  • 4.7% fail on Brakes (11% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0071% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0071% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.48% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (27% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.32% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (61% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Parking brake performance (68% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0071% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.036% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (43% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (38% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums (64% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.014% fail on Lever
        • 0.0071% fail on Cable
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake control (93% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Lever (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Pedal
    • 0.078% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Anti-lock braking system (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Electronic stability control (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.021% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0071% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.021% fail on Rigid brake pipes (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0071% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 4.4% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.071% fail on View to rear
      • 0.071% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.043% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.043% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.0071% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres (42% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (34% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 1.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.078% fail on Transmission (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Drive shafts (88% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Joints (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Body
      • 0.050% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0071% fail on Panel
    • 0.043% fail on Doors
      • 0.021% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.021% fail on Door condition
      • 0.014% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0071% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0071% fail on Door condition
    • 0.021% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0071% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0071% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0071% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0071% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0071% fail on Seats
      • 0.0071% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.75% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (43% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (82% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.0071% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0071% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.67% fail on Suspension (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bars (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage ball joints (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Springs (96% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Coil spring (95% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension arms (94% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover (94% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0071% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings (49% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.014% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0071% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0071% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0071% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0071% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.27% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Exhaust emissions (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Spark ignition (72% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions (60% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.050% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0071% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.028% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.014% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.014% fail on Undertray
  • 0.17% fail on Identification of the vehicle (49% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plates (49% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Condition
    • 0.028% fail on Attachment (88% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.078% fail on Steering (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Steering linkage components (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.014% fail on Steering gear (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Operation
      • 0.0071% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0071% fail on Steering column
  • 0.0071% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0071% fail on Doors
      • 0.0071% fail on Emergency exits
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  • Volkswagen Up (2012 on)
    Funky little city car. Cheap to run with low CO2. Lively and fun to drive. Large enough for four adults.

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