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Reliant Scimitar MOT Results

69.3% pass rate
from 1,092 tests in 2017
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.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (22% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators (53% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type (53% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual lamps (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.64% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.27% fail on Switch
        • 0.18% fail on Tell tales
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Rear lamps (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.46% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.092% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp (64% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.37% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.27% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Horn
    • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.55% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.92% fail on Lamp
      • 0.55% fail on Switch
      • 0.092% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.46% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 9.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.92% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.2% fail on Components
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses
        • 0.092% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.092% fail on Servos
      • 0.46% fail on Leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Operation
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
    • 0.55% fail on Hub components
      • 0.27% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.18% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.092% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.46% fail on Pedal
        • 0.37% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.092% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.18% fail on Cable
    • 0.092% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.092% fail on Operation
  • 8.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Washers
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers (57% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.092% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.9% fail on Emissions (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.27% fail on Hose
      • 0.27% fail on Cap
      • 0.27% fail on System
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
      • 0.092% fail on Tank
    • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.1% fail on Suspension (37% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.092% fail on Condition
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Front
      • 0.46% fail on Rear
    • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Component mounting (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
      • 0.092% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.092% fail on Presence
    • 0.73% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.18% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.092% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment
    • 0.092% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.092% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.092% fail on Drive shafts
  • 6.0% fail on Steering
    • 4.6% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Steering rack (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.64% fail on Free play (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.27% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.27% fail on Other components
        • 0.18% fail on Steering component (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.092% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.18% fail on Pump
      • 0.092% fail on Operation
    • 0.92% fail on Steering control
      • 0.46% fail on Steering column
      • 0.18% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.18% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.092% fail on Flexible coupling
        • 0.092% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.092% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.55% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Seats (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Drivers
      • 0.73% fail on Passengers (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis
    • 1.0% fail on Doors
      • 0.82% fail on Passengers front (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
    • 0.82% fail on Body condition
    • 0.27% fail on Load security (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Bootlid (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Loading door
    • 0.092% fail on Speedometer
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Prescribed areas (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.64% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment