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Caterham Seven MOT Results

87.6% pass rate
from 170 tests in 2017
(58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
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 Caterham Seven is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.59% fail on Front lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.59% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.59% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.59% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.59% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.59% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.59% fail on Horn
  • 5.3% fail on Brakes (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.59% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.59% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.59% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.59% fail on Restricted movement
  • 3.5% fail on Suspension (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.2% fail on Front
    • 0.59% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.59% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.59% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.59% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.59% fail on Drive shafts
  • 2.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.59% fail on Wipers
    • 0.59% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions
    • 0.59% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.59% fail on Pipe
  • 0.59% fail on Tyres
    • 0.59% fail on Tread depth