Volkswagen Up MOT Results

Registered in 2012
81.2% pass rate
from 13,616 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.

  • 5.3% fail on Brakes (9.0% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance (41% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0073% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.82% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (5.0% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt (sp) (0.37% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (70% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance (18% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake imbalance (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance (33% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (34% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (41% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (9.5% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (44% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (26% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.0073% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0073% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0073% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0073% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake performance not tested (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (48% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (49% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake linings (12% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs and drums (58% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Brake discs (59% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake drums (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (50% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Lever (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Rod
    • 0.65% fail on Parking brake control (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system (31% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Electronic stability control (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic systems (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Servos
      • 0.0073% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0073% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.022% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0073% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 4.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (45% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (8.4% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (38% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (18% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Headlamps (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Headlamp levelling device (42% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Individual direction indicators (93% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Switch
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical equipment (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Horn (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Battery(ies) (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Reversing lamps (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Reversing lamps (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (79% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.015% fail on Position lamps (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0073% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.0073% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0073% fail on Switch
  • 4.4% fail on Visibility (4.7% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (23% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear (43% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors (38% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view (12% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Bonnet (9.6% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Condition of glass (35% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Windscreen (33% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (0.025% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Pipe
    • 0.43% fail on Exhaust system (49% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Joints (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Bumpers (23% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Body (25% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Other body component (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Panel (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Doors (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Front passenger's door (51% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition (48% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0073% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0073% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0073% fail on Door condition
    • 0.037% fail on Undertray (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Seats (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0073% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0073% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0073% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 1.1% fail on Suspension (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Springs (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Coil spring (93% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0073% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.24% fail on Suspension arms (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint (97% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings (30% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Anti-roll bars (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage ball joints (96% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0073% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.088% fail on Shock absorbers (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Sub-frames (48% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame (7.9% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.022% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Macpherson strut (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (41% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Other suspension component (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0073% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0073% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0073% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.82% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts (17% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (13% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.022% fail on Airbags (76% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.33% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust emissions (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Spark ignition (76% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Catalyst emissions (67% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Emissions not tested (25% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Compression ignition (95% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0073% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0073% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0073% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.044% fail on Fluid leaks (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Engine oil leaks (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0073% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.029% fail on Noise suppression (71% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Sound deadening material (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Undertray (22% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.23% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end (16% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Steering play (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Steering rack (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Steering gear (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Steering rack (56% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0073% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.15% fail on Identification of the vehicle (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plates (53% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.066% fail on Road Wheels (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Condition (32% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0073% fail on Attachment
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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