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DeLorean DMC-12 MOT Results

77.1% pass rate
from 70 tests in 2020
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 DeLorean DMC-12 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt
          • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility
    • 5.7% fail on Washers
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.4% fail on Steering play
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.4% fail on Suspension
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.4% fail on Joints
Read the Honest John Review

  • DeLorean DMC-12 1981
    Looks like no other car, gullwing doors draw crowds, iconic car forever associated with 'Back to the Future' trilogy, brilliant club support