Volkswagen Up MOT Results

Registered in 2012
85.5% pass rate
from 11,863 tests in 2017
(31% 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.

  • 5.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (14% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (27% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.084% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.017% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (45% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.059% fail on Rear lamps (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate lamp (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Headlamps (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.093% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Direction indicators (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Flashing type (90% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Individual lamps (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Horn
    • 0.034% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Fog lamp (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Tell tale
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (26% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Size/type
    • 0.017% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Rear wheels (89% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.093% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.0084% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Brake pads (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake (87% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.051% fail on Hydraulic systems (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Components (77% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Pipes
      • 0.025% fail on Leaks
    • 0.025% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.025% fail on ABS
  • 1.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (58% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Fuel system (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Cap (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Emissions
    • 0.025% fail on Exhaust system (94% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0084% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.51% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (44% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.0084% fail on Attachment
  • 0.36% fail on Suspension (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Shock absorbers (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Front drive shafts (80% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Constant velocity joints (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Location
      • 0.025% fail on Condition (98% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Suspension arms (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (94% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.034% fail on Wheel bearings (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Front (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Rear
    • 0.017% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.0084% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.0084% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0084% fail on Subframe mounting
  • 0.16% fail on Registration plates and VIN (57% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plate (57% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.10% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Steering system (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.034% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0084% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.0084% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.093% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.042% fail on Body condition
    • 0.025% fail on Seats
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0084% fail on Drivers
    • 0.017% fail on Body security
    • 0.0084% fail on Doors
      • 0.0084% fail on Drivers
  • 0.051% fail on Road Wheels (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 0.0084% fail on Hubs
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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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