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Jensen Interceptor MOT Results

85.3% pass rate
from 150 tests in 2020
(49% 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.

  • 8.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps (83% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Dipswitch (12 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Electrical equipment (22% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Battery(ies) (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.67% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.67% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.67% fail on Switch
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 6.7% fail on Visibility (6.7% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Washers (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (9.7% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 4.7% fail on Brakes (49% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Brake performance (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (18% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (2.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 0.67% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.67% fail on Pedal
    • 0.67% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.67% fail on Lever
    • 0.67% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.67% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.67% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.67% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.67% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.67% fail on Cable
  • 2.7% fail on Steering (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end (8.7% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Power steering
      • 0.67% fail on Pump
    • 0.67% fail on Steering wheel
  • 2.0% fail on Suspension (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (8.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.67% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.67% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.67% fail on Transmission
      • 0.67% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.67% fail on Joints
    • 0.67% fail on Doors
      • 0.67% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.67% fail on Door condition
  • 0.67% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.67% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
  • 0.67% fail on Tyres
    • 0.67% fail on Condition
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