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Trabant 601 MOT Results

75.7% pass rate
from 107 tests in 2020
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 Trabant 601 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.93% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.93% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.93% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.9% fail on Horn
    • 0.93% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.93% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.93% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 8.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 7.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.93% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.93% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.93% fail on Rbt
          • 0.93% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.93% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.93% fail on Brake fluid
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 6.5% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.93% fail on Springs
      • 0.93% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.93% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.93% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.93% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.7% fail on Chassis
      • 3.7% fail on Chassis condition
    • 2.8% fail on Transmission
      • 2.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.8% fail on Joints
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.93% fail on Tank
      • 0.93% fail on Pipe
    • 0.93% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.93% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.93% fail on Exhaust system
  • 5.6% fail on Steering
    • 4.7% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.9% fail on Operation (35 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering play (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack (18 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.93% fail on Track rod end
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)