Volkswagen Up MOT Results

Registered in 2014
83.7% pass rate
from 21,296 tests in 2020
(24% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Up is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.6% fail on Visibility (39% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers (72% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (15% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Condition of glass (54% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Windscreen (57% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on View to rear (16% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Mirrors (18% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Driver's view (31% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (38% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (22% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (76% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (14% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Headlamps (69% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.20% fail on Direction indicators (56% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Flashing type (56% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (57% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Individual direction indicators (45% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (72% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps (36% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps (35% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Electrical equipment (75% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Horn (75% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Battery(ies) (63% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Position lamps (29% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Position lamp (22% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Main beam tell-tale (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0047% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes (17% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (52% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance (36% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0047% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (25% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (sp) (21% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (57% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance (78% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.080% fail on Service brake performance (53% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0047% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (31% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (33% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.094% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (30% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.0047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0047% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0047% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0047% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.038% fail on Brake performance not tested (27% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (50% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (49% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (49% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Brake linings (39% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums (62% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs (61% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (17% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Cable (23% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Lever (39% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Pivot
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake control (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Lever (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (28% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (49% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Anti-lock braking system (29% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Electronic stability control (32% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (23% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (66% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Flexible brake hoses (58% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0047% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0047% fail on Brake fluid
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres (46% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (39% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Size/type (2.6% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (15% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system (14 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (17 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Pipe
    • 0.089% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Bumpers (53% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Doors (68% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Front passenger's door (2.1% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition (2.3% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Transmission (97% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Joints (96% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Body (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Panel (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Seats (59% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Driver's seat (35% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Undertray (15% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0094% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.0047% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0047% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0047% fail on Towbar condition
  • 0.53% fail on Suspension (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension arms (88% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint (93% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Springs (95% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Coil spring (95% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Mounting
    • 0.075% fail on Wheel bearings (52% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Anti-roll bars (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint dust cover (42% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Ball joint (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Linkage ball joints (91% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.028% fail on Sub-frames (96% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Other suspension component (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint (52% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0094% fail on Macpherson strut (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (13% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.47% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (58% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Spark ignition (31% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Catalyst emissions (69% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (66% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Emissions not tested (52% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.023% fail on Compression ignition (95% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (54% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (96% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.028% fail on Fluid leaks (37% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Engine oil leaks (15% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (1.9% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts (20% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (24% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (22% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Airbags (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.080% fail on Identification of the vehicle (63% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Registration plates (63% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.052% fail on Steering (90% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Steering linkage components (93% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint (28% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Track rod end (96% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.0094% fail on Steering play (13% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Steering rack (9.0% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0094% fail on Electronic power steering (16% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0047% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0047% fail on Operation
  • 0.052% fail on Road Wheels (77% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Condition (2.1% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.0047% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0047% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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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