Volkswagen Up MOT Results

Registered in 2013
87.3% pass rate
from 17,127 tests in 2017
(25% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Up is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (9.9% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (26% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.099% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0058% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (41% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (71% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Rear lamps (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plate lamp (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Headlamps (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Individual lamps (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Fog lamp (69% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Horn
    • 0.012% fail on Battery
    • 0.012% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0058% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0058% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0058% fail on Switch
      • 0.0058% fail on Tell tale
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres (49% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (45% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Size/type
    • 0.018% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.7% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Rear wheels (38% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.076% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.058% fail on Parking brake performance (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.023% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.68% fail on Hub components (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake pads (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Brake discs (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.20% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic systems (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Components (79% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0058% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0058% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0058% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0058% fail on Operation
    • 0.029% fail on ABS
    • 0.0058% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 0.98% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Fuel system (11 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Cap (17 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Pipe
    • 0.035% fail on Emissions
    • 0.018% fail on Exhaust system (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.25% fail on Suspension (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Shock absorbers (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.064% fail on Front
    • 0.041% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Front drive shafts (81% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Constant velocity joints (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Location
    • 0.023% fail on Anti-roll bars (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Front suspension joints (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.0058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0058% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0058% fail on Condition
  • 0.25% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.13% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.13% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.0058% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.093% fail on Registration plates and VIN (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Registration plate (70% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.088% fail on Road Wheels (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Condition
    • 0.0058% fail on Attachment
  • 0.058% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (58% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Doors
      • 0.035% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.023% fail on Body condition
  • 0.018% fail on Steering (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Steering system
      • 0.0058% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.0058% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0058% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0058% fail on Electronic power steering
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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