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Jensen Interceptor MOT Results

79.4% pass rate
from 402 tests in 2017
(29% 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 Jensen Interceptor is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.00% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.50% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.75% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.75% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.50% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Horn
    • 1.00% fail on Battery
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.50% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.50% fail on Lamp
    • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.2% fail on Brakes
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.75% fail on Front wheels (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.2% fail on Components
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.50% fail on Pipes
        • 0.25% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.25% fail on Valves
      • 0.75% fail on Operation
      • 0.25% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.25% fail on Leaks
    • 1.00% fail on Hub components
      • 0.75% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.50% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage (47 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 5.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.50% fail on Wipers (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.75% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.25% fail on Free play
        • 0.25% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.25% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.7% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Other components (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.2% fail on Suspension (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.75% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Component mounting (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.50% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.25% fail on Front
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 1.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.50% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.50% fail on Chassis
    • 0.50% fail on Body condition
    • 0.50% fail on Doors
      • 0.50% fail on Drivers
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers
  • 1.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on System
  • 1.00% fail on Tyres
    • 0.75% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.75% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.75% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.50% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 0.50% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.25% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
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