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Vauxhall Senator MOT Results

73.1% pass rate
from 52 tests in 2017
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 Senator is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Battery
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
  • 9.6% fail on Brakes
    • 3.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.8% fail on Components
        • 3.8% fail on Pipes
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components
      • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Restricted movement (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on ABS
  • 5.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Prescribed areas (26 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint
  • 5.8% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.9% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.8% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.9% fail on System
  • 1.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
Read the Honest John Review

  • Vauxhall Senator 1983
    Spacious, easy performance in 3.0-litre form, CD models come with a very cool digital dashboard
  • Vauxhall Senator 1987
    Huge and airy inside, fast in 24V form, good handling considering bulk, consumate long distance machine