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Triumph TR3 MOT Results

82.5% pass rate
from 257 tests in 2020
(35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
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 TR3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.78% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.78% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.78% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.39% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.39% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.39% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.39% fail on Horn
  • 5.1% fail on Brakes
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt
          • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.39% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.78% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.78% fail on Lever
    • 0.78% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal
    • 0.39% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.39% fail on Leaks
    • 0.39% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.39% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.39% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.39% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.39% fail on Clevis joint
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.78% fail on Wipers
    • 0.39% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.39% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.39% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.78% fail on Steering wheel (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Steering column
    • 0.39% fail on Steering play
      • 0.39% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.5% fail on Suspension (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.78% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.78% fail on Springs
      • 0.78% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.78% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts (32 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.39% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.39% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.39% fail on Body
      • 0.39% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.39% fail on Catch
  • 1.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.2% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.78% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.78% fail on Attachment
    • 0.39% fail on Condition
  • 0.39% fail on Tyres
    • 0.39% fail on Tread depth
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