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Volkswagen Karmann Ghia MOT Results

69.8% pass rate
from 563 tests in 2017
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 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Direction indicators (82% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Flashing type (82% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Individual lamps (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on All direction indicators (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Rear lamps (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.18% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.18% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 4.8% fail on Horn (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 0.89% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.53% fail on Lamp
      • 0.36% fail on Switch
    • 0.71% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (61% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 10% fail on Washers (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.6% fail on Brakes
    • 7.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.4% fail on Components
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses
        • 0.36% fail on Pipes
      • 0.53% fail on Leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal
        • 0.18% fail on Condition
        • 0.18% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.36% fail on Hub components
      • 0.18% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.18% fail on Brake drums
  • 7.5% fail on Suspension
    • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.6% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.2% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.71% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.36% fail on Front
      • 0.36% fail on Rear
    • 0.53% fail on Axles
      • 0.53% fail on King pins
    • 0.36% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.18% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 3.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 0.71% fail on Drivers
      • 0.53% fail on Passengers
    • 0.89% fail on Body condition
    • 0.71% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.71% fail on Chassis
    • 0.71% fail on Doors
      • 0.53% fail on Drivers
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.18% fail on Load security
      • 0.18% fail on Bootlid
  • 2.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.36% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.18% fail on Steering box
      • 0.18% fail on Other components
        • 0.18% fail on Steering component
    • 0.53% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.53% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.36% fail on Steering control
      • 0.18% fail on Steering column
      • 0.18% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.18% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 2.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.71% fail on Pipe
      • 0.53% fail on Cap
      • 0.36% fail on System
      • 0.18% fail on Hose
    • 0.36% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.71% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.71% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment
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