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Volkswagen Caddy MOT Results

56.1% pass rate
from 230 tests in 2020
Number of tests by age
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 pre-1990 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Caddy is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (170% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 9.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 8.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.43% fail on Switch
    • 6.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.87% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 5.7% fail on Horn
      • 0.43% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.43% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.87% fail on Dipswitch (5 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.43% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Rear reflectors (11 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.87% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.87% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.87% fail on Switch
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.87% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.43% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.6% fail on Springs
      • 1.3% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.87% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (18 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.43% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.87% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 9.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.43% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (75% better than other pre-1990 vans)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.2% fail on Load sensing valves (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.3% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.87% fail on Other braking system component (10 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.43% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.87% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.87% fail on Pedal
    • 0.87% fail on Air and vacuum systems (6 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Operation
      • 0.43% fail on Servos
    • 0.87% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.87% fail on Lever
    • 0.87% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.43% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.43% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.43% fail on Brake fluid
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.5% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 3.0% fail on Transmission
      • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.6% fail on Joints
        • 0.43% fail on Drive shaft
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.87% fail on Hose
      • 0.43% fail on Tank
      • 0.43% fail on Pipe
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.3% fail on Towbar
      • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 1.3% fail on Doors
      • 0.87% fail on Driver's door (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 0.87% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.43% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.43% fail on Door condition
    • 0.87% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.43% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.43% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.43% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.43% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 8.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.43% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.87% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.43% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.43% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.43% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.43% fail on Other leaks
  • 5.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 3.5% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.43% fail on Operation
    • 0.87% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.87% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.43% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.87% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.87% fail on Steering play
      • 0.87% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.43% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.43% fail on Universal joint
  • 5.2% fail on Visibility (54% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (63% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.43% fail on View to rear
      • 0.43% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.87% fail on Condition
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.87% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.87% fail on Attachment
  • 0.43% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.43% fail on Speedometer