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Volkswagen Corrado MOT Results

54.1% pass rate
from 133 tests in 2017
(57% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
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 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Corrado is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Fog lamp (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.75% fail on Switch
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.75% fail on Switch
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Battery
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Horn
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.75% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.5% fail on Switch
    • 0.75% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 24% fail on Brakes (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 15% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 14% fail on Components (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Hoses (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Valves (70 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes
      • 2.3% fail on Leaks
    • 14% fail on Brake performance
      • 9.0% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.75% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.75% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.75% fail on Condition
    • 0.75% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.75% fail on Pedal
        • 0.75% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.75% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.75% fail on Cable
    • 0.75% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.75% fail on Warning
    • 0.75% fail on Restricted movement
  • 20% fail on Suspension (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Front drive shafts (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.5% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.8% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.3% fail on Front
      • 1.5% fail on Rear
    • 2.3% fail on Macpherson strut (19 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (19 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.75% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.75% fail on Condition
    • 0.75% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.75% fail on Attachment
    • 0.75% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 11% fail on Steering (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Steering system (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.5% fail on Steering operation (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Power steering
      • 0.75% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.3% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on System (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Pipe
      • 0.75% fail on Cap
    • 4.5% fail on Emissions
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
  • 9.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.5% fail on Wipers (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Windscreen (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.75% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.75% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.3% fail on Seats
      • 1.5% fail on Passengers
      • 1.5% fail on Drivers
    • 1.5% fail on Body condition
    • 0.75% fail on Engine mountings
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.75% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.75% fail on Requirements
      • 0.75% fail on Attachment
  • 1.5% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.5% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
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    The best mid-sized coupe of its era, and probably best of all in the lowliest 16V version - which is good as theses are still the cheapest to buy