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Rover P5 MOT Results

80.4% pass rate
from 561 tests in 2017
(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 Rover P5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.8% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.36% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.6% fail on Components
        • 0.89% fail on Pipes
        • 0.53% fail on Hoses
        • 0.18% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.71% fail on Leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Hub components
      • 0.18% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.18% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.36% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.36% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.36% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage
  • 8.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.71% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.89% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.53% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.36% fail on Switch
    • 0.53% fail on Horn (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.18% fail on Lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 5.9% fail on Suspension (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Leaf springs (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Shackle (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Anchor
      • 0.36% fail on Anchor bracket (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Spring eye
      • 0.18% fail on Shackle bracket
    • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.53% fail on Component mounting (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.89% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.36% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.18% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.18% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 4.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
  • 2.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.53% fail on Emissions (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on Tank
      • 0.18% fail on Cap
  • 2.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
    • 0.53% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.53% fail on Chassis
    • 0.36% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Drivers
    • 0.18% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
  • 2.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Steering box
      • 0.36% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.18% fail on Free play
        • 0.18% fail on Steering box
      • 0.18% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.18% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.89% fail on Power steering
      • 0.53% fail on Other components
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.18% fail on Drive system
      • 0.18% fail on Pump
    • 0.18% fail on Steering control
      • 0.18% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.18% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.18% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
    • 0.18% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.18% fail on Valve stem
  • 0.89% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.89% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.18% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.18% fail on Vehicle Identification Number