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Jensen CV8 MOT Results

78.4% pass rate
from 74 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 Jensen CV8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Tell tales (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Horn
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
  • 6.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.8% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.4% fail on Brakes
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.7% fail on Components
        • 2.7% fail on Pipes
        • 1.4% fail on Hoses
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake calipers
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.1% fail on Steering system
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.4% fail on Free play
        • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.4% fail on Other components
        • 1.4% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 1.4% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.7% fail on Suspension
    • 1.4% fail on Leaf springs
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Axles
      • 1.4% fail on King pins
  • 2.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
  • 1.4% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.4% fail on Attachment
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.4% fail on Body condition
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