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Volkswagen Passat MOT Results

65.3% pass rate
from 147 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 Passat is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Suspension arms (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 6.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Springs
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.4% fail on Mounting (29 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Axles
      • 0.68% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.68% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.68% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.68% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.68% fail on Other suspension component
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 9.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 4.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.4% fail on Lever
    • 0.68% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.68% fail on Pedal
    • 0.68% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.68% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.68% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.68% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.68% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.68% fail on Cable
    • 0.68% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.68% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.68% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.0% fail on Horn
      • 1.4% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.68% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.68% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.68% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.68% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Stop lamp
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Transmission (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust system (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.0% fail on Doors
      • 1.4% fail on Other passenger's door (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Door condition (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.68% fail on Hinge
    • 1.4% fail on Chassis
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.4% fail on Body
      • 0.68% fail on Body condition
      • 0.68% fail on Other body component
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.68% fail on Hose
    • 0.68% fail on Bumpers
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility
    • 6.1% fail on Washers
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.68% fail on View to rear
      • 0.68% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.68% fail on Operation
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.68% fail on Power steering
      • 0.68% fail on Other components
    • 0.68% fail on Steering play
      • 0.68% fail on Steering rack
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.68% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.68% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.68% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.68% fail on Requirements
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.68% fail on Condition
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates