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Reliant Scimitar MOT Results

73.0% pass rate
from 552 tests in 2020
(0.50% worse 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.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (4.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (3.1% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (1.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (13% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators (8.7% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type (8.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on All direction indicators (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (13% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (9.0% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Electrical equipment (0.90% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Horn (17% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.18% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (11% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (0.54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
  • 10% fail on Brakes (12% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Brake performance (15% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (11% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (25% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (28% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (15% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.72% fail on Parking brake performance (9.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.54% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (82% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (28% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (17% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Clevis joint (32 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Lever
        • 0.18% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.36% fail on Brake linings and pads (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Brake linings
        • 0.18% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.18% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.18% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (34% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic systems (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.36% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.18% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.18% fail on Servos
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.18% fail on Lever
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension (4.9% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (92% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Pins and bushes (28% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings (16% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Springs (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Coil springs (0.83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.18% fail on Mounting
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility (10% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Washers (3.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.1% fail on Steering (36% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering gear (76% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack (87% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components (0.52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end (3.4% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Steering linkage (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.54% fail on Power steering (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Other components (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
    • 0.54% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Steering coupling (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Universal joint (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.18% fail on Steering play
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system (9.1% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seats (85% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Passenger's seat (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Driver's seat (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Fuel system (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pipe (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Hose
    • 0.54% fail on Integral vehicle structure (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Doors (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
      • 0.18% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Chassis
      • 0.18% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Mounting fixings
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (13% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (5.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition (2.2% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions (6.3% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested (0.34% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (11% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (11% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Condition (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Prescribed areas (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.72% fail on Tyres (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Condition (0.54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment (78% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.18% fail on Anchorages