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Pontiac Firebird MOT Results

82.1% pass rate
from 234 tests in 2017
(39% 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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Battery (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.0% fail on Fog lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Horn
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.43% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.85% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.85% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.85% fail on Lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate lamp
  • 7.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.43% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes (49% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.85% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.6% fail on Components
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.43% fail on Pedal
        • 0.43% fail on Anti-slip
  • 4.7% fail on Suspension (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.85% fail on Rear
      • 0.43% fail on Front
    • 0.85% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.43% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.43% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.43% fail on Anchor bracket
    • 0.43% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Seats
      • 1.7% fail on Drivers
      • 0.85% fail on Passengers
    • 0.43% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.43% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.43% fail on Chassis
    • 0.43% fail on Body condition
  • 2.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.85% fail on Emissions
    • 0.43% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on Pipe
  • 2.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment
      • 0.43% fail on Installation check
        • 0.43% fail on Anchorage's
      • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering system
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.43% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.43% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.43% fail on Other components
        • 0.43% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.43% fail on Steering control
      • 0.43% fail on Steering column
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
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