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Triumph Vitesse MOT Results

76.3% pass rate
from 998 tests in 2017
(18% 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 Vitesse is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (19% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.30% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.20% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Horn
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.80% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.60% fail on Individual lamps (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.30% fail on Switch
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.50% fail on Rear lamps (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.30% fail on Battery (75% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 8.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.6% fail on Components
        • 0.80% fail on Pipes
        • 0.70% fail on Hoses
        • 0.10% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.50% fail on Leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Hub components
      • 0.30% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.30% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
        • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 7.1% fail on Suspension (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.5% fail on Front
      • 0.60% fail on Rear
    • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.10% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.10% fail on Axles
      • 0.10% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.10% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.10% fail on Universal joint
  • 6.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.20% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.10% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.70% fail on Steering control
      • 0.30% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.20% fail on Steering column
      • 0.20% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.10% fail on Flexible coupling
        • 0.10% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.10% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.90% fail on Body condition
    • 0.80% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.80% fail on Chassis
    • 0.50% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Drivers
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.40% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers
    • 0.10% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.60% fail on Pipe
      • 0.20% fail on Cap
      • 0.20% fail on System
      • 0.10% fail on Tank
      • 0.10% fail on Hose
    • 0.30% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres
    • 0.70% fail on Condition
    • 0.70% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 0.90% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Seat belts (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment
      • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
  • 0.40% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.10% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
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