Volkswagen Up MOT Results

Registered in 2013
83.1% pass rate
from 20,489 tests in 2020
(27% 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.

  • 5.4% fail on Visibility (30% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (63% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (18% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.098% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.098% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.093% fail on View to rear
      • 0.093% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (39% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (77% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.59% fail on Headlamps (67% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.44% fail on Position lamps (44% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Position lamp (47% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0049% fail on Switch
    • 0.32% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Direction indicators (63% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Flashing type (62% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (51% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0049% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.078% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.073% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0049% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.073% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Electrical equipment (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Horn (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0049% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.034% fail on Daytime running lamps (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.0049% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0049% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0049% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0049% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (66% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0098% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0098% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.26% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (63% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance (95% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.068% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt
          • 0.093% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0049% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (49% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (47% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (47% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs and drums (53% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Brake discs (53% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0098% fail on Lever
    • 0.44% fail on Parking brake control (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Pedal (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Anti-lock braking system (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic stability control (68% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0098% fail on Hydraulic systems (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0049% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.0049% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0049% fail on Servos
    • 0.0049% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 3.1% fail on Tyres (39% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (50% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.96% fail on Fuel system (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (15 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Tank
    • 0.12% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.059% fail on Doors
      • 0.054% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.054% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0049% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0049% fail on Door condition
    • 0.049% fail on Transmission (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Drive shafts (89% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Joints (89% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Body
      • 0.020% fail on Panel
      • 0.015% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0049% fail on Body condition
    • 0.034% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0049% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0049% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0049% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0049% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.0049% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0049% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0049% fail on Seats
      • 0.0049% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0049% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0049% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.64% fail on Suspension (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Springs (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Coil spring (89% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0098% fail on Mounting
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Wheel bearings (42% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Suspension arms (94% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint (98% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0049% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0049% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0049% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.015% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0049% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0049% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0049% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0049% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.35% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.0098% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (38% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0098% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0098% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.24% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Exhaust emissions (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Spark ignition (67% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.059% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (85% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.0049% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.0049% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.024% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.015% fail on Sound deadening material (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0098% fail on Fluid leaks (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0049% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.088% fail on Identification of the vehicle (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Registration plates (67% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.078% fail on Road Wheels (69% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.0049% fail on Attachment
  • 0.039% fail on Steering (94% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Steering linkage components (96% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Track rod end (98% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0049% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0049% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0098% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0098% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0049% fail on Electronic power steering
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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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