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Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit MOT Results

77.7% pass rate
from 898 tests in 2017
(24% 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 Spirit is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 9.4% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.0% fail on Front wheels (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.56% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.1% fail on Components
        • 2.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.3% fail on Leaks (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 0.56% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.56% fail on Brake calipers (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.33% fail on Full power hydraulic systems (89 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Warning (89 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 0.22% fail on ABS
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.11% fail on Cable
  • 9.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.22% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.67% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.56% fail on Individual lamps (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Horn (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Battery (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.22% fail on Lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 7.9% fail on Suspension
    • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Component mounting (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.67% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Fluid suspension (37 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Pipes (58 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Suspension unit (35 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Levelling valve (76 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Other components (26 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Accumulator (76 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Location
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.89% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.22% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings (87% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts
  • 5.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.9% fail on Emissions
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.89% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on Pipe
      • 0.45% fail on System
    • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (53% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Steering system
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.11% fail on Free play
        • 0.11% fail on Steering box
      • 0.11% fail on Steering box
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering control
      • 0.11% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.11% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Body condition
    • 0.33% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.33% fail on Chassis
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers
    • 0.11% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.11% fail on Load security
      • 0.11% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.45% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Prescribed areas (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.33% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plate