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Vauxhall Cavalier MOT Results

69.1% pass rate
from 596 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 Vauxhall Cavalier is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.84% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Battery
    • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.50% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.34% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.34% fail on Individual lamps (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 1.0% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.0% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Lamp
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 5.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.4% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.8% fail on Subframe mounting (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front drive shafts (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.0% fail on Rear
      • 0.67% fail on Front
    • 0.84% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
      • 0.34% fail on Location
    • 0.67% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.67% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.50% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.50% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.17% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 9.6% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.84% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.5% fail on Components
        • 0.84% fail on Hoses
        • 0.67% fail on Pipes
        • 0.17% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.50% fail on Operation
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.84% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.84% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Hub components
      • 0.34% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.17% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.17% fail on ABS
    • 0.17% fail on Restricted movement
  • 8.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.4% fail on Emissions
    • 2.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on System
      • 0.50% fail on Hose
      • 0.50% fail on Pipe
      • 0.17% fail on Tank
      • 0.17% fail on Cap
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.50% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.8% fail on Body condition
    • 1.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis
    • 0.84% fail on Doors
      • 0.50% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.34% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers
    • 0.17% fail on Load security
      • 0.17% fail on Bootlid
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.50% fail on Requirements
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.17% fail on Free play
        • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.17% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.17% fail on Steering control
      • 0.17% fail on Steering column
    • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
  • 0.17% fail on Towbars
    • 0.17% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.17% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plate