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Aston Martin DB5 MOT Results

89.2% pass rate
from 232 tests in 2017
(63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
Number of tests by age
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 Aston Martin DB5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.43% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.43% fail on Front lamps
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.43% fail on Switch
    • 0.43% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.43% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.43% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.43% fail on Horn
  • 3.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
  • 3.0% fail on Suspension (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.86% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.86% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.43% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment
    • 0.43% fail on Axles
      • 0.43% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.43% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.43% fail on Front
    • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.43% fail on Component mounting
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.43% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.86% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.86% fail on Components
        • 0.86% fail on Pipes
      • 0.43% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.43% fail on Cable
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering control
      • 0.86% fail on Steering wheel (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Steering column
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.86% fail on Tyres
    • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.86% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.86% fail on Attachment
  • 0.86% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.43% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.43% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.43% fail on Chassis