Caterham Seven MOT Results

Registered in 1999
81.7% pass rate
from 82 tests in 2020
(55% better than other 1999 cars)
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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Caterham Seven is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (51% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp (15% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (33% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 4.9% fail on Brakes (63% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Flexible brake hoses (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (68% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (85% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (30% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (26% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.2% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 1.2% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 3.7% fail on Suspension (76% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 2.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (69% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (68% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Spark ignition (65% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack

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