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Volkswagen Karmann Ghia MOT Results

73.9% pass rate
from 226 tests in 2020
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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.44% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.44% fail on Switch
    • 2.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.2% fail on Horn
      • 0.44% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.44% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 9.7% fail on Suspension
    • 2.7% fail on Other suspension component (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (16 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.88% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.44% fail on Axles
      • 0.44% fail on King pins
    • 0.44% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 6.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Seats
      • 0.88% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.44% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.88% fail on Transmission
      • 0.88% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.88% fail on Joints
    • 0.88% fail on Body
      • 0.44% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.44% fail on Panel
    • 0.44% fail on Floor
    • 0.44% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.44% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 0.88% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.44% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt
          • 0.44% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.88% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.44% fail on Pedal
    • 0.44% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.44% fail on Lever
    • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.44% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.44% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.44% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.44% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.44% fail on Brake pads
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility
    • 6.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.44% fail on Wipers
  • 3.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.44% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.88% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.88% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.88% fail on Requirements (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.44% fail on Attachment
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 0.88% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Size/type
    • 0.44% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.88% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plates
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