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Reliant Scimitar MOT Results

77.2% pass rate
from 790 tests in 2020
(15% 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 Reliant Scimitar is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.63% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.51% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.6% fail on Horn
      • 0.63% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.38% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.5% fail on Brakes
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.76% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.38% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.25% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.13% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.25% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.25% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.25% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.13% fail on Lever
        • 0.13% fail on Linkage
    • 0.63% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.51% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.38% fail on Lever
    • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Servos
      • 0.13% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.13% fail on Valves
    • 0.25% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.13% fail on Servos
  • 5.7% fail on Suspension
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.89% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (29 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage
    • 0.89% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.76% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (75% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.25% fail on Springs
      • 0.25% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.25% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (15 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 5.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.25% fail on View to rear
      • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.0% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.38% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Operation
      • 0.38% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pump
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
    • 0.25% fail on Steering column
    • 0.25% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.25% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.13% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.38% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.51% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.38% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.89% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.76% fail on Pipe
      • 0.13% fail on Tank
    • 0.38% fail on Chassis
      • 0.38% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.38% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.25% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.25% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
    • 0.13% fail on Transmission
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.13% fail on Bracket
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.13% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.13% fail on Load security
      • 0.13% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.13% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.13% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.13% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres
    • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 0.38% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.13% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plates