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TVR Tasmin MOT Results

79.2% pass rate
from 332 tests in 2020
(24% 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 TVR Tasmin is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.30% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.30% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.90% fail on Horn
      • 0.60% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.90% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.90% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.60% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.30% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.30% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.30% fail on Switch
  • 4.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.60% fail on Pipe
      • 0.30% fail on Tank
      • 0.30% fail on Hose
      • 0.30% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.30% fail on System
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission
      • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.90% fail on Joints
        • 0.30% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.60% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.30% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.30% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.60% fail on Chassis
      • 0.60% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.30% fail on Doors
      • 0.30% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition
  • 3.9% fail on Brakes (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.30% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.60% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.90% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.60% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.60% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.30% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.30% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.60% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on View to rear
      • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.30% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.3% fail on Suspension (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.60% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.30% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.30% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering column (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.60% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.90% fail on Steering coupling (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Universal joint (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.30% fail on Steering play
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.60% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.60% fail on Tyres
    • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.30% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.30% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment