Volkswagen Up MOT Results

Registered in 2016
89.6% pass rate
from 13,048 tests in 2020
(20% 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.

  • 4.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (28% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (30% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on All position lamps (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Switch
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamps (60% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0077% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.14% fail on Direction indicators (56% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Flashing type (56% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.069% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (59% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0077% fail on Switch
    • 0.046% fail on Daytime running lamps (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.038% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.023% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0077% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0077% fail on Switch
    • 0.0077% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0077% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 1.8% fail on Visibility (35% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Washers
    • 0.81% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on View to rear
      • 0.084% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.069% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.061% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.054% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0077% fail on Window
  • 1.5% fail on Tyres (57% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Tread depth (64% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Size/type
    • 0.038% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 1.2% fail on Brakes (41% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance (73% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (78% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.069% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.069% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.069% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.061% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0077% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.038% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0077% fail on Rbt
          • 0.0077% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Mechanical brake components (81% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake linings and pads (85% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Brake pads (85% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Brake discs and drums (67% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Brake discs (67% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0077% fail on Lever
        • 0.0077% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (84% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Pedal
    • 0.015% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0077% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 0.98% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Fuel system (30 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (46 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.023% fail on Body
      • 0.023% fail on Other body component
    • 0.0077% fail on Transmission
      • 0.0077% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0077% fail on Joints
    • 0.0077% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0077% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0077% fail on Doors
      • 0.0077% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0077% fail on Door condition
  • 0.27% fail on Suspension (56% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.061% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.061% fail on Suspension arms (59% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.031% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.0077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.015% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0077% fail on Springs
      • 0.0077% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.0077% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.0077% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0077% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 0.25% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.0077% fail on Attachment
    • 0.077% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.16% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (59% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Exhaust emissions (58% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.100% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.061% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0077% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0077% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.069% fail on Identification of the vehicle (71% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Registration plates (71% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.061% fail on Road Wheels (57% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Condition
    • 0.0077% fail on Attachment
  • 0.038% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Steering linkage components (74% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.0077% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0077% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0077% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0077% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.015% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.015% 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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