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Volkswagen Kombi MOT Results

64.2% pass rate
from 137 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 vans and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Kombi is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.73% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.73% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.2% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.73% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.73% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Visibility
    • 15% fail on Washers (120% worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.73% fail on View to rear
      • 0.73% fail on Mirrors
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.73% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt
          • 0.73% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
      • 2.2% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.73% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.73% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.73% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.73% fail on Lever
    • 0.73% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.73% fail on Pedal
    • 0.73% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.73% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.73% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.73% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.73% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.73% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.73% fail on Axles
      • 0.73% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.73% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 8.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.2% fail on Transmission
      • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.2% fail on Joints
        • 0.73% fail on Drive shaft
    • 2.2% fail on Doors
      • 2.2% fail on Front passenger's door (5 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
        • 2.2% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.73% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.73% fail on System
    • 1.5% fail on Seats
      • 0.73% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.73% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.73% fail on Towbar
      • 0.73% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.73% fail on Load security
      • 0.73% fail on Access panel
  • 7.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.73% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 2.9% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.73% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 5.8% fail on Steering
    • 5.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.73% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.73% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.73% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.73% fail on Steering box
    • 0.73% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Size/type (7 times worse than other pre-1990 vans)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
      • 0.73% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.73% fail on Attachment
      • 0.73% fail on Requirements
  • 1.5% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 1.5% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.73% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plates