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Jaguar E-Type MOT Results

83.0% pass rate
from 4,573 tests in 2017
(42% 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 Jaguar E-Type is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.066% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Horn
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (32% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Front lamps (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.44% fail on Rear lamps (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.52% fail on Individual lamps (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.066% fail on Switch
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate lamp (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Battery (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Hazard warning (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Lamp (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.044% fail on Switch (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.044% fail on Rear fog lamp (98% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Fog lamp (98% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Tell tale
  • 6.6% fail on Brakes (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels (49% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.044% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (75% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Components (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Hoses (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Pipes (87% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.022% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.022% fail on Servos
      • 0.48% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
    • 0.52% fail on Hub components
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.22% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.066% fail on Brake pads (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake control components (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Condition
        • 0.044% fail on Anti-slip (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.044% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.022% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.022% fail on Components
        • 0.022% fail on Servos
    • 0.044% fail on Restricted movement (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.022% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.022% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.087% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.044% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.4% fail on Suspension (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints (68% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Prescribed areas (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Component mounting (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Subframe mounting (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Spring mounting (95% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Wheel bearings (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Rear
      • 0.42% fail on Front (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.044% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Trailing arms (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.17% fail on Universal joint (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.087% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.087% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.066% fail on Sub-frames (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
      • 0.022% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.044% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.022% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Axles
      • 0.022% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 3.2% fail on Steering (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.96% fail on Track rod end (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Free play
        • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.022% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.70% fail on Steering control (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Steering coupling (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Universal joint (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.31% fail on Steering column
      • 0.15% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.022% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering
      • 0.087% fail on Operation
      • 0.087% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.087% fail on Other components
      • 0.044% fail on Pump
      • 0.022% fail on Drive system
      • 0.022% fail on Rams
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.066% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.022% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Fuel system (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on System
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe
      • 0.044% fail on Tank
      • 0.022% fail on Hose
      • 0.022% fail on Cap
    • 0.57% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Emissions (98% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.85% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
    • 0.20% fail on Seats (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle structure (90% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis (90% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Body condition (92% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.044% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.61% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (72% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Seat belts (72% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment
      • 0.022% fail on Requirements
  • 0.52% fail on Tyres (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Condition (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Tread depth (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Size/type
    • 0.022% fail on Valve stem
  • 0.52% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.022% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)