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Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow MOT Results

81.6% pass rate
from 581 tests in 2020
(33% 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 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.1% fail on Brakes
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.17% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.52% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.17% fail on Cable
        • 0.17% fail on Linkage
        • 0.17% fail on Clevis joint
      • 0.34% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.34% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.34% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.34% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.34% fail on Lever
    • 0.34% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.17% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.17% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 5.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.52% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.86% fail on Headlamp aim (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Headlamp aim (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.52% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.34% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.17% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.17% fail on Horn
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.86% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.34% fail on Door condition
      • 0.34% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.34% fail on Door condition
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
    • 0.69% fail on Chassis
      • 0.69% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.52% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Pipe
      • 0.17% fail on System
    • 0.34% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.34% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.34% fail on Transmission
      • 0.34% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.34% fail on Joints
    • 0.34% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.17% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.17% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.52% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.8% fail on Suspension (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.52% fail on Springs
      • 0.34% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.17% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.34% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Power steering
      • 0.52% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
    • 0.52% fail on Steering linkage components (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.17% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.17% fail on Steering column
  • 0.69% fail on Tyres
    • 0.52% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.52% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.52% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates