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MOT History from tests of diesel VOLKSWAGEN GOLFs year 2010

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mot history
Pass percent:79.54%
(The average a diesel VOLKSWAGEN GOLF year 2010 passes without issue)
Based on:295,615 MOT Tests
Most common failuresNo# failures
Headlamp aim out of alignment11704
Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively9195
Registration plate lamp issues3433
Registration plate issues1726
Nearside Front Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak |2.7.3|1291
Offside Rear coil spring broken |2.4.C.1a|1205
Nearside Rear coil spring broken |2.4.C.1a|1086
Offside Front Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak |2.7.3|1053
Nearside Rear Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak |2.7.3|1008
Nearside Side repeater not working |1.4.A.2c|977
Offside Side repeater not working |1.4.A.2c|937
Offside Rear Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak |2.7.3|876
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements |3.7.B.7|872
Windscreen has damage869
Rear brake binding813
Offside Front coil spring broken |2.4.C.1a|803
Nearside Front Shock absorbers has a serious fluid leak753
Nearside Rear Shock absorbers has a serious fluid leak695
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |5.3.4 |b| |ii||693
Offside Rear Shock absorbers has a serious fluid leak658
Offside Front Shock absorbers has a serious fluid leak652
Brakes imbalanced across an axle643
Offside Front Coil spring fractured or broken |5.3.1 |b| |i||594
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (5.3.4 (b) (ii))559
Offside Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|545
Rear fog lamp not working |1.3.2b|536
Offside Rear Coil spring fractured or broken |5.3.1 |b| |i||520
Nearside Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|515
Engine MIL inoperative or indicates a malfunction |8.2.2.2 |g||500
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |2.4.G.2|482
Parking brake efficiency below requirements |1.4.2 |a| |i||463
Nearside Rear Coil spring fractured or broken |5.3.1 |b| |i||446
Offside Front Coil spring fractured or broken (5.3.1 (b) (i))444
Parking brake efficiency below requirements (1.4.2 (a) (i))444
Nearside Front coil spring broken |2.4.C.1a|442
Offside Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |5.3.4 |b| |ii||437
Engine MIL inoperative or indicates a malfunction (8.2.2.2 (g))435
Offside Rear fog lamp not working |1.3.2b|422
Front brake disc in such a condition that it is seriously weakened398
Offside Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (5.3.4 (b) (ii))387
Nearside Front Coil spring fractured or broken |5.3.1 |b| |i||345
Windscreen washer not working 345
Rear brake disc in such a condition that it is seriously weakened333
Offside Rear Coil spring fractured or broken (5.3.1 (b) (i))330
Offside Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |2.4.G.2|329
Engine MIL inoperative or indicates a malfunction |8.2.1.2 |h||329
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |2.4.G.2|323
Supplementary Restraint System warning lamp indicates a fault |5.4.2|304
Nearside Front Upper Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |5.3.4 |b| |ii||304
Nearside Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|301
Nearside Front Upper Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (5.3.4 (b) (ii))297
Offside Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|296
Nearside Rear Coil spring fractured or broken (5.3.1 (b) (i))295
Nearside Front Coil spring fractured or broken (5.3.1 (b) (i))292
Nearside Side repeater not working |4.4.1 |a| |ii||289
Offside Rear Service brake excessively binding |1.2.1 |f||281
Rear parking brake recording little or no effort276
Anti-lock braking system warning lamp indicates an ABS fault255
Offside Side repeater not working |4.4.1 |a| |ii||250
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |5.3.4 |b| |ii||246
Bonnet cannot be secured in the closed position |8.4.1|243
Offside Rear Service brake excessively binding (1.2.1 (f))241
Nearside Front Upper Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |2.4.G.2|236
Rear Mechanical brake component has restricted free movement229
Offside Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |2.4.G.2|222
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (5.3.4 (b) (ii))221
Windscreen has a sticker or other obstruction encroaching into the swept area by more than 40mm outside zone `A` |8.3.1e|221
Nearside Side repeater not working (4.4.1 (a) (ii))218
Nearside Front Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|214
Nearside Front Side repeater not working |1.4.A.2c|209
Offside Front Side repeater not working |1.4.A.2c|206
Offside Front Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|205
Offside Rear position lamp|s| not working |1.1.A.3b|200
Front brake excessively fluctuating198
Horn not working |1.6.2a|197
Engine MIL inoperative or indicates a malfunction (8.2.1.2 (h))196
Offside Rear Rear fog lamp not working |1.3.2b|194
Nearside Rear Service brake excessively binding (1.2.1 (f))188
Offside Side repeater not working (4.4.1 (a) (ii))187
Offside Front Upper Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |5.3.4 |b| |ii||187

We get to these numbers by trawling through over 1 billion MOT test results since 2004 and crunched the numbers. We remove anything to do with Tyres, as they are model independent and group together common non-model specific issues. We are trying to get to a picture of what models have what issues.

Please note: We take the data from the DVSA. This data is raw and can contain typos and spelling mistakes that garages may have entered while recording a MOT result. Specifically miss-match on names of models and makes. We are constantly cleaning the data so bear with the odd issue.

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