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Triumph Vitesse MOT Results

80.0% pass rate
from 385 tests in 2020
(26% 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.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.1% fail on Horn
      • 1.0% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.52% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.52% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.52% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.52% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Stop lamp
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.52% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.26% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.0% fail on Pedal
      • 0.26% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.78% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.52% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.52% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.26% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.26% fail on Cable
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.26% fail on Lever
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Master cylinder
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility
    • 5.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.26% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.3% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.26% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.26% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.26% fail on Steering play
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.1% fail on Suspension (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.78% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.78% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (75% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 2.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Chassis
      • 0.78% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.78% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.52% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.26% fail on System
    • 0.78% fail on Doors
      • 0.52% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.52% fail on Door condition
      • 0.26% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.26% fail on Seats
      • 0.26% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.78% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.78% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.52% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.26% fail on Requirements
  • 0.52% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.52% fail on Attachment
  • 0.52% fail on Tyres
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
    • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Tread depth
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