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Triumph Dolomite MOT Results

70.8% pass rate
from 329 tests in 2020
(9.3% worse 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 Triumph Dolomite is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (4.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps (36% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Individual direction indicators (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on All direction indicators (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (53% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Electrical equipment (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Horn (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 11% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Brake performance (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (22% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (61% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (18% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.91% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.91% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal
    • 0.91% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.30% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.30% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.91% fail on Rigid brake pipes (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Flexible brake hoses (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.30% fail on Leaks
    • 0.30% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.30% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.30% fail on Brake slack adjuster
  • 8.2% fail on Visibility (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Washers (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.0% fail on Suspension (10% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3.7% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (34% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint (4.1% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint dust cover (7.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint dust cover (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.61% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.61% fail on Sub-frames (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.30% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.30% fail on Springs
      • 0.30% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.30% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.30% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 5.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Spark ignition (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions (90% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (8.5% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Fuel system (20% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Integral vehicle structure (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.30% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.30% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.30% fail on Chassis
      • 0.30% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.30% fail on Transmission
      • 0.30% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.30% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.30% fail on Body
      • 0.30% fail on Other body component
  • 3.6% fail on Steering (2.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Steering linkage components (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.2% fail on Steering column (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Steering gear (19% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Steering rack (5.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.30% fail on Steering play
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.5% fail on Tyres (9.0% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.30% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.30% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas