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TVR Tasmin MOT Results

71.7% pass rate
from 315 tests in 2017
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 TVR Tasmin is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.2% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.63% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.32% fail on Switch
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.32% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.5% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.63% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.32% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Battery
    • 1.3% fail on Horn
    • 0.63% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.63% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.32% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.32% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.95% fail on Leaks
      • 0.63% fail on Components
        • 0.32% fail on Pipes
        • 0.32% fail on Hoses
      • 0.32% fail on Operation
    • 0.95% fail on Hub components
      • 0.63% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.32% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 0.63% fail on Locking devices (17 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.32% fail on Components
        • 0.32% fail on Servos
  • 6.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Emissions
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.95% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Pipe
      • 0.32% fail on Cap
      • 0.32% fail on System
    • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.3% fail on Suspension
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.95% fail on Rear
      • 0.32% fail on Front
    • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.3% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Universal joint (32 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
      • 0.32% fail on Location
    • 0.95% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment
    • 0.63% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.63% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.63% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.32% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.32% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering control (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Steering column (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.63% fail on Universal joint (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.32% fail on Steering shaft
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.63% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.63% fail on Power steering
      • 0.32% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.32% fail on Other components
  • 4.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis
    • 0.95% fail on Speedometer (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Doors
      • 0.63% fail on Drivers
      • 0.32% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.32% fail on Body security
    • 0.32% fail on Seats
      • 0.32% fail on Drivers
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.32% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.63% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment