Volkswagen Up MOT Results

Registered in 2014
89.7% pass rate
from 18,320 tests in 2017
(28% 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.

  • 4.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (9.4% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Rear lamps (64% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on All position lamps (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate lamp (45% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Direction indicators (40% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Flashing type (40% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (56% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.011% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamps (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0055% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0055% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0055% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.093% fail on Stop lamp (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Fog lamp (77% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.038% fail on Horn
    • 0.022% fail on Battery
    • 0.016% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.0055% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0055% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0055% fail on Switch
  • 2.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (32% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.098% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0055% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 2.2% fail on Tyres (52% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth (38% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (81% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Size/type
    • 0.016% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.1% fail on Brakes (48% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.24% fail on Front wheels (50% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.011% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0055% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Hub components (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake pads (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Brake discs (72% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.033% fail on ABS
    • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic systems (77% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Components (83% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0055% fail on Pipes
      • 0.011% fail on Leaks
    • 0.016% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 0.69% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Fuel system (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Cap (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Emissions
    • 0.0055% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.0055% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.34% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (65% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (70% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.34% fail on Suspension (62% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (44% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.044% fail on Front
      • 0.0055% fail on Rear
    • 0.044% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Front drive shafts (74% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Constant velocity joints (77% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.038% fail on Suspension arms (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.038% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0055% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.016% fail on Coil springs (86% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0055% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0055% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0055% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0055% fail on Condition
    • 0.0055% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 0.15% fail on Registration plates and VIN (51% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plate (51% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.098% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.076% fail on Body condition
    • 0.022% fail on Doors
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0055% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.087% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.082% fail on Condition
    • 0.0055% fail on Attachment
  • 0.044% fail on Steering (65% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Steering system (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.011% fail on Other components (16 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0055% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0055% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.011% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.011% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0055% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0055% fail on Pump
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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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