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Daimler V8 250 / 2.5 Litre MOT Results

78.2% pass rate
from 664 tests in 2017
(25% 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 Daimler V8 250 / 2.5 Litre is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.5% fail on Horn
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.45% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.45% fail on Individual lamps (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 0.75% fail on Battery
    • 0.60% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Fog lamp (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 9.6% fail on Brakes
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.5% fail on Components
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.45% fail on Hoses
        • 0.15% fail on Cylinders
      • 1.4% fail on Leaks
      • 0.60% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Brake calipers (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.15% fail on ABS
    • 0.15% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.8% fail on Washers
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension
    • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.90% fail on Component mounting (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.45% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.75% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.60% fail on Front
      • 0.15% fail on Rear
    • 0.60% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.30% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Axles
      • 0.15% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 6.8% fail on Steering (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.90% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Steering box (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Steering box
      • 0.45% fail on Intermediate drop arm (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.45% fail on Other components
        • 0.45% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.30% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.2% fail on Steering control (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Steering column (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.75% fail on Power steering
      • 0.30% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.30% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Pump
    • 0.45% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.45% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions
    • 0.90% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on System
      • 0.30% fail on Pipe
      • 0.15% fail on Cap
  • 2.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.90% fail on Doors
      • 0.60% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.60% fail on Body condition
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.15% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.15% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.15% fail on Chassis
  • 1.2% fail on Tyres
    • 0.90% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.45% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
  • 0.30% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plate