Volkswagen Up MOT Results

Registered in 2014
84.4% pass rate
from 21,899 tests in 2020
(18% 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.

  • 6.4% fail on Visibility (55% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (89% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.096% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.096% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.087% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.068% fail on View to rear
      • 0.064% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0046% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (31% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (17% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (24% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (91% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (21% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.48% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.014% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.37% fail on Headlamps (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.14% fail on Direction indicators (64% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Flashing type (64% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Side repeaters (68% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Daytime running lamps (12 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (65% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.068% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.055% fail on Electrical equipment (66% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0046% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.014% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.014% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0046% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0046% fail on Switch
    • 0.0046% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 2.7% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance (70% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance (54% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0091% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0091% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.0091% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.18% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (88% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (sp) (91% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0046% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0046% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0046% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.078% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.068% fail on Rbt
          • 0.041% fail on Parking brake performance (62% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0091% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0046% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0046% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.014% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Brake linings and pads (59% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Brake pads (59% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.22% fail on Brake discs and drums (57% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Brake discs (57% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0091% fail on Cable
        • 0.0091% fail on Lever
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (54% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Pedal (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.17% fail on Lever (72% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (57% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.0091% fail on Electronic stability control (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0091% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0046% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0046% fail on Valves
    • 0.0091% fail on Rigid brake pipes (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0091% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0091% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0046% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres (47% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (41% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system (14 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (19 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Tank
      • 0.0046% fail on Pipe
    • 0.059% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.059% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Joints (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0046% fail on Joints
    • 0.032% fail on Doors
      • 0.027% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0046% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0046% fail on Door condition
    • 0.027% fail on Body
      • 0.023% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0046% fail on Panel
    • 0.014% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0046% fail on Seats
      • 0.0046% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.42% fail on Suspension (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers (51% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Suspension arms (90% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Ball joint (97% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Wheel bearings (51% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0091% fail on Linkage ball joints (87% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.023% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0091% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0046% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0046% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 0.35% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.0046% fail on Requirements
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.0046% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0046% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.27% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (71% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Spark ignition (43% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.068% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (75% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0091% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.0091% fail on Compression ignition (98% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0091% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (95% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0091% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0046% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0046% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0046% fail on Undertray
  • 0.068% fail on Identification of the vehicle (70% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Registration plates (70% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.055% fail on Road Wheels (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Condition
    • 0.0091% fail on Attachment (94% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.027% fail on Steering (92% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Steering linkage components (91% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0046% fail on Other components
        • 0.0046% fail on Steering component
    • 0.0046% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0046% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.0046% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0046% fail on Speedometer
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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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