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Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow MOT Results

79.7% pass rate
from 939 tests in 2017
(30% 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.

  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 8.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake performance (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Front wheels (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.64% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.64% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.1% fail on Components
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes
        • 0.64% fail on Hoses
        • 0.32% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.11% fail on Valves
      • 1.4% fail on Leaks (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Parking brake (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake linings (64 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
        • 0.11% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage
    • 0.11% fail on ABS
  • 9.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (53% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (53% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.32% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.21% fail on Individual lamps (87% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Front lamps (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.96% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.64% fail on Battery
    • 0.53% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.32% fail on Lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 0.43% fail on Horn (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Emissions
    • 0.75% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.53% fail on System
      • 0.32% fail on Pipe
    • 0.43% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.2% fail on Suspension (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Component mounting (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.85% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.85% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.53% fail on Fluid suspension (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pipes (23 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Levelling valve
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Rear
      • 0.11% fail on Front
    • 0.53% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.43% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.21% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.43% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.85% fail on Power steering
      • 0.43% fail on Other components
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.11% fail on Pump
      • 0.11% fail on Rams
    • 0.11% fail on Steering control
      • 0.11% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.11% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.11% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (49% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Body condition
    • 0.43% fail on Doors
      • 0.43% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.32% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.32% fail on Chassis
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.11% fail on Load security
      • 0.11% fail on Bootlid
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.64% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Seat belts (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.32% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.53% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plate