Volkswagen Up MOT Results

Registered in 2015
85.0% pass rate
from 16,534 tests in 2020
(9.3% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Up is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.6% fail on Visibility (45% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (70% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Washers
    • 0.085% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.085% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.085% fail on View to rear
      • 0.085% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.054% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.0060% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (27% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (31% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Position lamps (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Position lamp (170% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on All position lamps (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.23% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.17% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 0.14% fail on Direction indicators (54% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Flashing type (54% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters (56% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0060% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.11% fail on Daytime running lamps (18 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.079% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.054% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Electrical equipment (65% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0060% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0060% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0060% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 2.2% fail on Tyres (42% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (32% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Size/type
    • 0.030% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 1.7% fail on Brakes (36% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Brake performance (45% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0060% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0060% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0060% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.097% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.097% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.085% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.060% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.012% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Rbt (83% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake performance (80% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Mechanical brake components (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake linings and pads (70% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Brake pads (70% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake discs and drums (48% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Brake discs (47% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0060% fail on Cable
        • 0.0060% fail on Lever
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control (69% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Lever (87% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.097% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.0060% fail on Pedal
    • 0.054% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.042% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.012% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0060% fail on Valves
    • 0.0060% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0060% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 1.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system (19 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (25 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Tank
      • 0.0060% fail on Pipe
    • 0.042% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.030% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Joints (80% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Body
      • 0.012% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0060% fail on Panel
    • 0.012% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0060% fail on Doors
      • 0.0060% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0060% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0060% fail on Seats
      • 0.0060% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0060% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0060% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0060% fail on Undertray
  • 0.32% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (49% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Exhaust emissions (47% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.24% fail on Catalyst emissions (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (57% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.012% fail on Compression ignition (96% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.0060% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0060% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0060% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.29% fail on Suspension (78% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (47% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes (79% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint (91% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0060% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.030% fail on Wheel bearings (65% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0060% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0060% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0060% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.0060% fail on Springs
      • 0.0060% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.0060% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.0060% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0060% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.28% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.17% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.054% fail on Identification of the vehicle (75% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Registration plates (75% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.030% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.012% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.012% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0060% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.0060% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.030% fail on Road Wheels (81% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Condition
    • 0.0060% fail on Hubs
  • 0.0060% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0060% fail on Anchorages
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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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