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Talbot Sunbeam MOT Results

83.3% pass rate
from 239 tests in 2017
(43% 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.

  • 8.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.84% fail on Front lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Horn
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.84% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.84% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.84% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.84% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 7.9% fail on Brakes
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.84% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.3% fail on Leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Operation
      • 0.42% fail on Components
        • 0.42% fail on Pipes
    • 0.84% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.42% fail on Cable
  • 4.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.84% fail on Wipers
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering system
      • 0.84% fail on Steering box
      • 0.84% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.42% fail on Free play
        • 0.42% fail on Steering box
      • 0.42% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.42% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.84% fail on Steering control
      • 0.42% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.42% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.42% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.84% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.3% fail on Suspension (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.84% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.84% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.84% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.84% fail on Front
    • 0.42% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.42% fail on Other pins and bushes
    • 0.42% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 0.42% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
  • 2.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.84% fail on Emissions
    • 0.42% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on Pipe
  • 0.84% fail on Tyres
    • 0.84% fail on Condition
  • 0.84% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.84% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.84% fail on Condition
      • 0.42% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.42% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.42% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.42% fail on Chassis