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Talbot Sunbeam MOT Results

82.9% pass rate
from 228 tests in 2020
(37% 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 Talbot Sunbeam is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.44% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.88% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.44% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.88% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.88% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.88% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.88% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.88% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.88% fail on Horn
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 5.3% fail on Suspension
    • 2.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.88% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.88% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.44% fail on Springs
      • 0.44% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.44% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.44% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
  • 3.9% fail on Brakes (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.44% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt
          • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.44% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.44% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.44% fail on View to rear
      • 0.44% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.88% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.44% fail on Other components
        • 0.44% fail on Steering component
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 1.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.44% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.44% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 0.88% fail on Tyres
    • 0.44% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Tread depth