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Jaguar E-Type MOT Results

84.7% pass rate
from 2,198 tests in 2020
(45% 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.

  • 7.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Horn
      • 0.50% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.091% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Individual direction indicators (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on All direction indicators (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Position lamps (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Position lamp (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.045% fail on Switch
  • 5.0% fail on Brakes (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.32% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 0.77% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.45% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.64% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance (87% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.73% fail on Parking brake control (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Lever (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.32% fail on Rigid brake pipes (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical brake components (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.045% fail on Cable
        • 0.045% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.045% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.045% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.045% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.045% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
      • 0.045% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.045% fail on Servos
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.091% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.045% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.091% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.77% fail on Wipers (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on View to rear
      • 0.091% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.045% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.045% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.045% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.0% fail on Suspension (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.55% fail on Wheel bearings (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.45% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.091% fail on Linkage
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.045% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.045% fail on Axles
      • 0.045% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.045% fail on Springs
      • 0.045% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.045% fail on Coil spring
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.091% fail on Operation
    • 0.77% fail on Steering linkage components (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.091% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.045% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
      • 0.045% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.045% fail on Rams
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
    • 0.18% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.18% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.18% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.14% fail on Steering column
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.045% fail on Steering shaft
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Exhaust system (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
      • 0.091% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.091% fail on Door condition
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Pipe
      • 0.045% fail on Tank
      • 0.045% fail on Hose
      • 0.045% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.045% fail on System
    • 0.18% fail on Transmission (87% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (87% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Joints (91% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.045% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.045% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.18% fail on Seats (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.045% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.091% fail on Floor
    • 0.045% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.045% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.045% fail on Chassis
      • 0.045% fail on Chassis condition
  • 0.55% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (87% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.23% fail on Exhaust emissions (94% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Spark ignition (93% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Non catalyst emissions (95% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.045% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.45% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.045% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.045% fail on Requirements
  • 0.36% fail on Tyres (77% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Tread depth (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition (77% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 0.045% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.045% fail on Speedometer