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Caterham Seven MOT Results

81.7% pass rate
from 180 tests in 2020
(32% 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.

  • 8.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.56% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.56% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.56% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.56% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.56% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.56% fail on Horn
  • 6.1% fail on Brakes
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.56% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.1% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.56% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.56% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.56% fail on Brake drums
  • 3.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 2.2% fail on Suspension (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.56% fail on Springs
      • 0.56% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.56% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 0.56% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.56% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.56% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.56% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 1.1% fail on Visibility (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
  • 0.56% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.56% fail on Steering
    • 0.56% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.56% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.56% fail on Tyres
    • 0.56% fail on Condition