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Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

63.9% pass rate
from 166 tests in 2017
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 Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (79% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.8% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 1.2% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 3.0% fail on Rear (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Front
    • 3.6% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Macpherson strut (20 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (20 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.2% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.2% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 1.2% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (15 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.60% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.60% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 1.2% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.60% fail on Switch
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Horn
    • 1.2% fail on Battery
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.60% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.60% fail on Lamp
    • 0.60% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.0% fail on Components
        • 2.4% fail on Hoses
        • 0.60% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.60% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.60% fail on Components
        • 0.60% fail on Servos
    • 0.60% fail on Hub components
      • 0.60% fail on Brake pads
  • 9.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.2% fail on Emissions
    • 0.60% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
  • 6.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 3.6% fail on Steering system
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.60% fail on Power steering
      • 0.60% fail on Operation
  • 3.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 0.60% fail on Drivers
      • 0.60% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.60% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.60% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.60% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.60% fail on Chassis
    • 0.60% fail on Seats
      • 0.60% fail on Drivers
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.60% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.60% fail on Attachment
  • 0.60% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plate