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Sunbeam Rapier MOT Results

83.1% pass rate
from 154 tests in 2017
(42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
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 Rapier is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 9.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 5.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.65% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.3% fail on Components
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses
      • 0.65% fail on Leaks
    • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (40 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.65% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.65% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.65% fail on Cable
  • 9.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.65% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.65% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.65% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Horn
    • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.65% fail on Tell tale
  • 7.8% fail on Suspension
    • 3.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.9% fail on Spring mounting
      • 1.3% fail on Component mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.65% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.65% fail on Securing bolts
    • 0.65% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.65% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.65% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.65% fail on Attachment
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.65% fail on Front
  • 4.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.65% fail on Wipers
  • 3.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.65% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.65% fail on Pipe
  • 1.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system
      • 0.65% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.65% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.65% fail on Other components
        • 0.65% fail on Steering pivot point
  • 0.65% fail on Tyres
    • 0.65% fail on Condition
  • 0.65% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.65% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.65% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.65% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.65% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate
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