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DeLorean DMC-12 MOT Results

74.1% pass rate
from 58 tests in 2017
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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.7% fail on Tell tale
      • 1.7% fail on Switch
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.4% fail on Horn
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 3.4% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (42 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.7% fail on Front
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.7% fail on Component mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.7% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts
  • 6.9% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.7% fail on Leaks
  • 5.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Registration plate (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.4% fail on Emissions
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack
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