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Jensen Interceptor MOT Results

84.1% pass rate
from 201 tests in 2020
(43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
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 Interceptor is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.00% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.00% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.00% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.00% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.00% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.50% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.50% fail on Horn
    • 0.50% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.50% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.50% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.00% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.50% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.00% fail on Rbt
          • 1.00% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.50% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.00% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.50% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 1.00% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.50% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.50% fail on Lever
    • 0.50% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.50% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.50% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.50% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.50% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.50% fail on Wipers
  • 4.5% fail on Suspension
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.00% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.00% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.50% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.50% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.00% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.00% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.00% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.00% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.00% fail on Power steering
      • 1.00% fail on Operation (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.50% fail on Attachment
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.50% fail on Transmission
      • 0.50% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.50% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.50% fail on Seats
      • 0.50% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.50% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.00% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.00% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.00% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.50% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.50% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.50% fail on Tyres
    • 0.50% fail on Condition
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