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Pontiac Firebird MOT Results

83.9% pass rate
from 155 tests in 2020
(45% 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 Pontiac Firebird is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.9% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.3% fail on Horn
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Rear reflectors (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.65% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.65% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.65% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 6.5% fail on Brakes
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.65% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
  • 3.9% fail on Suspension
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.65% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.65% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.65% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.65% fail on Springs
      • 0.65% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.65% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.65% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 3.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.9% fail on Seats
      • 1.9% fail on Passenger's seat (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.65% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.65% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.65% fail on Chassis
      • 0.65% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.65% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.65% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.65% fail on Pipe
    • 0.65% fail on Floor
  • 1.9% fail on Steering
    • 0.65% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.65% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.65% fail on Steering column
    • 0.65% fail on Steering play
      • 0.65% fail on Steering box
  • 1.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
  • 1.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates
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