Chevrolet Epica MOT Results

Registered in 2009
53.9% pass rate
from 128 tests in 2020
(23% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Chevrolet Epica is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Brakes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 8.6% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.78% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.78% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.78% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 8.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (96% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Brake discs (97% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Electronic stability control (17 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Hand lever (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (84% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Electrical equipment (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Battery(ies) (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (17% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (17% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.78% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.78% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.78% fail on Position lamp
  • 13% fail on Steering (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 12% fail on Steering gear (45 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 12% fail on Steering rack (47 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Power steering
      • 0.78% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 11% fail on Tyres (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Size/type (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 8.6% fail on Suspension (36% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Ball joint (92% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (19% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (24% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.78% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 8.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (97% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Transmission (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Drive shaft
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Wipers (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition of glass (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Windscreen (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.78% fail on Washers
  • 4.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (19% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (27% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Compression ignition (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.78% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.78% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plates
Read the Honest John Review

  • Chevrolet Epica (2008 - 2010)
    Extremely well kitted out for comfort and safety. Huge boot. Keen value. 6-speed diesel auto. 2.0 straight six petrol is chain cam.

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