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Rover 800 MOT Results

69.1% pass rate
from 55 tests in 2020
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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 7.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 7.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 3.6% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.8% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 9.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 9.1% fail on Rbt
          • 5.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 5.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.8% fail on Lever
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 7.3% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 3.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 3.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 3.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.8% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.8% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.5% fail on Transmission
      • 5.5% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 3.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.8% fail on Pipe
      • 1.8% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Body
      • 1.8% fail on Panel
    • 1.8% fail on Floor
    • 1.8% fail on Seats
      • 1.8% fail on Driver's seat
  • 7.3% fail on Visibility
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.8% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 1.8% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
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