MOT Results from tests of diesel VOLKSWAGEN GOLFs year 2010

Pass percent:80.60%
(The average a diesel VOLKSWAGEN GOLF year 2010 passes without issue)
Based on:265747 MOT Tests
Failure DesciptionNo# failures
Headlamp aim out of alignment10658
Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively8677
Registration plate lamp issues3159
Registration plate issues1589
Windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid |8.2.3|1330
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 damage868
Rear brake binding807
Offside Front coil spring broken |2.4.C.1a|803
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |5.3.4 |b| |ii||693
Offside Front Coil spring fractured or broken |5.3.1 |b| |i||594
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
Brakes imbalanced across an axle509
Engine MIL inoperative or indicates a malfunction |8.2.2.2 |g||500
Nearside Front Shock absorbers has a serious fluid leak |5.3.2 |b||491
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
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
Nearside Rear Shock absorbers has a serious fluid leak |5.3.2 |b||436
Front Windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid |8.2.3|435
Offside Rear fog lamp not working |1.3.2b|422
Offside Rear Shock absorbers has a serious fluid leak |5.3.2 |b||408
Offside Front Shock absorbers has a serious fluid leak |5.3.2 |b||400
Nearside Front Coil spring fractured or broken |5.3.1 |b| |i||345
Front brake disc in such a condition that it is seriously weakened339
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
Nearside Front Upper Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |5.3.4 |b| |ii||304
Supplementary Restraint System warning lamp indicates a fault |5.4.2|304
Nearside Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|301
Offside Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|296
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
Windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid |3.5 |a||269
Rear brake disc in such a condition that it is seriously weakened254
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
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 movement228
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
Windscreen has a sticker or other obstruction encroaching into the swept area by more than 40mm outside zone `A` |8.3.1e|221
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
Horn not working |1.6.2a|197
Front brake excessively fluctuating197
Offside Rear Rear fog lamp not working |1.3.2b|194
Offside Front Upper Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |5.3.4 |b| |ii||187
Nearside Front position lamp|s| not working |1.1.A.3b|173
Offside Front Anti-roll bar ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |5.3.4 |b| |ii||172
Nearside Headlamp not working on dipped beam |4.1.1 |a| |ii||167
Anti-lock braking system warning lamp indicates an ABS fault165
Nearside Rear Service brake excessively binding |1.2.1 |f||163
Rear fog lamp not working |4.5.1 |a| |ii||161
Nearside Windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid |8.2.3|157

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