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Renault 5 MOT Results

59.1% pass rate
from 66 tests in 2017
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 Renault 5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 15% fail on Headlamp aim (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 12% fail on Rear fog lamp (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 12% fail on Fog lamp (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Switch
    • 11% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 11% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 9.1% fail on Individual lamps (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Side repeaters
    • 7.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Battery
    • 3.0% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.5% fail on Lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 1.5% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 12% fail on Rear wheels (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 6.1% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 4.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.0% fail on Components
        • 1.5% fail on Cylinders
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses
      • 1.5% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 3.0% fail on Condition
  • 15% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 12% fail on Washers (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.0% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.0% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.5% fail on Component mounting
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.1% fail on Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.5% fail on Cap
  • 7.6% fail on Steering
    • 7.6% fail on Steering system
      • 6.1% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.5% fail on Free play
        • 1.5% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Requirements
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.0% fail on Doors
      • 1.5% fail on Drivers
      • 1.5% fail on Passengers front
  • 1.5% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.5% fail on Attachment