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Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

74.0% pass rate
from 412 tests in 2020
(1.6% 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 Vauxhall Astra is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (4.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (28% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (28% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (3.9% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (17% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (13% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Electrical equipment (11% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn (6.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Battery(ies) (24% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.24% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.24% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.24% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 8.5% fail on Suspension (8.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint (23% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Springs (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Coil springs (99% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Coil spring (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.73% fail on Wheel bearings (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.24% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.24% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.8% fail on Brakes (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (2.5% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (4.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (0.98% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (8.7% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.49% fail on Parking brake performance (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Parking brake performance (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (11% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal
      • 0.24% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.49% fail on Flexible brake hoses (25% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Mechanical brake components (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake linings and pads (13% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Brake pads (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.24% fail on Lever
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.24% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.24% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (9.5% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system (34% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Joints (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Pipe (76% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Tank
      • 0.24% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.97% fail on Integral vehicle structure (4.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (3.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Chassis (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Chassis condition (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Doors
      • 0.24% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
    • 0.24% fail on Floor
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility (38% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Seat belts (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Condition (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 3.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (24% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (13% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Spark ignition (6.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Catalyst emissions (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear (7.2% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Steering rack (0.28% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Steering box
    • 0.73% fail on Steering linkage components (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Track rod end (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.5% fail on Tyres (4.5% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Condition (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Tread depth (15% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle (23% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)