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Triumph Dolomite MOT Results

74.3% pass rate
from 460 tests in 2020
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.

  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.87% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.87% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.65% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
    • 0.87% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.87% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.22% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.22% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.22% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.22% fail on Lever
    • 0.65% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.65% fail on Lever
    • 0.65% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.43% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.22% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.22% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.87% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.22% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Horn
      • 0.22% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 8.0% fail on Suspension
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.7% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.43% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.22% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.43% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.22% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (79% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Spark ignition (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.87% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
  • 5.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering gear (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.22% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.1% fail on Steering coupling (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Universal joint (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Flexible coupling (26 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Steering play
      • 0.43% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.22% fail on Steering column
  • 4.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.87% fail on Chassis
      • 0.87% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.65% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.22% fail on Hose
      • 0.22% fail on Pipe
      • 0.22% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.43% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.43% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.43% fail on Body
      • 0.43% fail on Other body component
    • 0.43% fail on Seats
      • 0.43% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.22% fail on Transmission
      • 0.22% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.22% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
    • 0.22% fail on Floor
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment
      • 0.22% fail on Requirements
  • 0.65% fail on Tyres
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
    • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.22% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors