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Rover 800 MOT Results

64.0% pass rate
from 50 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 Rover 800 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 4.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 2.0% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.0% fail on Battery
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.0% fail on Fog lamp
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Drive shafts (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 10% fail on Front drive shafts (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 10% fail on Constant velocity joints (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.0% fail on Component mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.0% fail on Emissions
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 2.0% fail on Tank
  • 10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 6.0% fail on Doors (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Passengers other (44 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Passengers front
    • 4.0% fail on Seats (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Passengers
      • 2.0% fail on Drivers
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 4.0% fail on Steering system
      • 4.0% fail on Steering rack
    • 2.0% fail on Power steering
      • 2.0% fail on Operation
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
  • 2.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
Read the Honest John Review

  • Rover 800 1986
    Good performance and economy in 827 form, very pleasant interior, 2.0-litre engines are surprisingly gutsy, excellent visibility