Volkswagen Up MOT Results

Registered in 2016
85.1% pass rate
from 12,636 tests in 2020
(7.9% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Up is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.2% fail on Visibility (32% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers (46% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Washers (4.4% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Driver's view (20% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Condition of glass (5.2% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Windscreen (6.5% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on View to rear (0.17% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Mirrors (1.9% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0079% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (8.7% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (43% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (45% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (38% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp levelling device (27% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (34% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (32% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (27% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (24% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Switch (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0079% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.15% fail on Direction indicators (51% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Flashing type (51% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (54% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Individual direction indicators (49% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0079% fail on Switch
    • 0.087% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Reversing lamps (46% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Reversing lamps (48% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Position lamps (10% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0079% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.0079% fail on Switch
    • 0.016% fail on Rear reflectors (37% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Electrical equipment (80% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Horn (70% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0079% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0079% fail on Switch
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres (51% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Tread depth (59% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Brakes (32% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Brake performance (45% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (57% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester (150% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0079% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0079% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (38% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp) (36% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (17% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Rbt (sp) (27% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake imbalance (99% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance (34% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Parking brake performance (43% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Rbt (53% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.024% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0079% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0079% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0079% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.0079% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.59% fail on Mechanical brake components (68% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake linings and pads (76% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Brake pads (76% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs and drums (45% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Brake discs (45% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (24% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0079% fail on Cable
        • 0.0079% fail on Lever
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (36% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hand lever (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Pedal
    • 0.024% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (58% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Electronic stability control (34% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.0079% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 1.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system (46 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (56 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Tank (11 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Bumpers (18% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Transmission (80% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Drive shafts (78% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Joints (78% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0079% fail on Body
      • 0.0079% fail on Other body component
    • 0.0079% fail on Doors
      • 0.0079% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0079% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0079% fail on Seats
      • 0.0079% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.67% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (13% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Exhaust emissions (16% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Spark ignition (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2.2% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Fluid leaks (31% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Engine oil leaks (6.4% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.31% fail on Suspension (76% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Shock absorbers (59% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Suspension arms (70% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Pins and bushes (50% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0079% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.063% fail on Wheel bearings (3.6% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Springs (94% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Coil spring (94% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (1.8% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0079% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0079% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 0.25% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (1.3% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts (37% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (46% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (42% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.063% fail on Identification of the vehicle (67% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Registration plates (67% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.055% fail on Road Wheels (64% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Condition (16% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Attachment (85% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.016% fail on Steering (91% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Steering gear (10% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack (4.2% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.0079% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0079% 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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