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Triumph Dolomite MOT Results

71.1% pass rate
from 700 tests in 2017
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 Triumph Dolomite is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.14% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.71% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Horn
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Rear lamps (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.0% fail on Lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
      • 0.14% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.0% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Battery
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.57% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.1% fail on Components
        • 1.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.71% fail on Hoses
        • 0.43% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.14% fail on Servos
        • 0.14% fail on Valves
      • 0.57% fail on Leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.71% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.57% fail on Hub components
      • 0.14% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.14% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.43% fail on Air and vacuum systems (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Components (12 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Servos (16 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks
    • 0.29% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.14% fail on Lever
      • 0.14% fail on Cable
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
        • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.9% fail on Subframe mounting (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Component mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.3% fail on Front (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (43% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Emissions (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.71% fail on Pipe
      • 0.43% fail on Hose
      • 0.29% fail on Cap
      • 0.14% fail on Tank
    • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.43% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.9% fail on Steering (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Steering system (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack (99% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Free play
        • 0.43% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Other components
        • 0.29% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.14% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.3% fail on Steering control (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.43% fail on Universal joint (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.57% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers
    • 0.43% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.43% fail on Chassis
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
    • 0.14% fail on Body security
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres
    • 0.86% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.86% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.29% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment