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Sunbeam Alpine MOT Results

79.1% pass rate
from 541 tests in 2017
(28% 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 Sunbeam Alpine is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.92% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.74% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.37% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Horn
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.18% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.18% fail on Lamp
  • 7.8% fail on Brakes (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.3% fail on Components
        • 0.74% fail on Pipes
        • 0.74% fail on Hoses
      • 0.74% fail on Leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Operation
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 0.37% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.18% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.37% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
        • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 7.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.5% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
  • 5.4% fail on Suspension (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.7% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.55% fail on Component mounting (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Front
      • 0.18% fail on Rear
    • 0.92% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.92% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.74% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.55% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 3.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering system
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Free play
        • 0.18% fail on Steering box
      • 0.18% fail on Steering box
      • 0.18% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.18% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.18% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition
    • 0.37% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.37% fail on Chassis
    • 0.18% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Exhaust system (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on Cap
      • 0.18% fail on System
  • 0.74% fail on Tyres
    • 0.37% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.18% fail on Valve stem
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 0.18% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.18% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
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