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Volkswagen Kombi MOT Results

66.4% pass rate
from 274 tests in 2017
(22% better than other pre-1990 vans)
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 Kombi is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 8.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Switch (33 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.73% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.73% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.36% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.36% fail on Switch
    • 6.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.8% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.73% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters
    • 4.7% fail on Horn
    • 3.3% fail on Battery
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.5% fail on Lamp
      • 0.36% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.36% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.36% fail on Switch
    • 0.36% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance
    • 5.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.1% fail on Components
        • 4.4% fail on Pipes
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses
        • 0.36% fail on Cylinders
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks
    • 2.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 1.1% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.73% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.36% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.36% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.36% fail on Leaks
    • 0.36% fail on Hub components
      • 0.36% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.36% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.36% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.36% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 14% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 12% fail on Washers
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.36% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.8% fail on Component mounting (72% better than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Front
      • 0.36% fail on Rear
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on King pins (6 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.73% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.73% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.36% fail on Universal joint
        • 0.36% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.36% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
  • 8.4% fail on Steering
    • 5.8% fail on Steering system
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.5% fail on Free play
        • 1.5% fail on Steering box (4 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.73% fail on Steering box
      • 0.73% fail on Other components
        • 0.73% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.36% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.36% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Steering control
      • 0.73% fail on Steering wheel (6 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 0.36% fail on Steering column
      • 0.36% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.36% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 1.1% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 0.36% fail on Steering operation
  • 5.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.6% fail on Body condition
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 1.1% fail on Passengers
      • 0.36% fail on Drivers
    • 0.73% fail on Doors
      • 0.73% fail on Drivers
    • 0.36% fail on Load security
      • 0.36% fail on Loading door
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type
    • 0.36% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.6% fail on Requirements (12 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (49% better than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions
    • 0.73% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on Cap
      • 0.36% fail on System
    • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate