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Vauxhall Cavalier MOT Results

75.6% pass rate
from 566 tests in 2020
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 Cavalier is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.7% fail on Suspension
    • 5.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.8% fail on Springs (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Mounting
      • 0.35% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.71% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.88% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.71% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.53% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.18% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 9.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.53% fail on Horn
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.88% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Headlamp (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.88% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 0.71% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.71% fail on Switch
    • 0.18% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.18% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt
          • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.71% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.35% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.35% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.35% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.35% fail on Cable
    • 0.53% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.35% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
    • 0.53% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.35% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.18% fail on Lever
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Valves
    • 0.18% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.18% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 7.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.4% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Drive shafts (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.18% fail on Joints
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pipe
      • 0.35% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.35% fail on System
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.71% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.71% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.53% fail on Chassis
      • 0.53% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.35% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
      • 0.18% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Floor
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.35% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.18% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.18% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.71% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.53% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.71% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.53% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.53% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.18% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.18% fail on Steering column
  • 0.88% fail on Tyres
    • 0.53% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.71% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment