Chevrolet Kalos MOT Results

Registered in 2006
48.4% pass rate
from 1,413 tests in 2020
(21% worse than other 2006 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Chevrolet Kalos is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 13% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 11% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Suspension arm (11% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (14% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint dust cover (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (33% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers (4.8% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Wheel bearings (28% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Springs (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Coil springs (82% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Coil spring (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.57% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.57% fail on Other suspension component (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (53% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Sub-frames (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods (65% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 19% fail on Brakes (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 8.4% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 7.0% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (56% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (55% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.64% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (57% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Parking brake performance (68% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (5.4% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.071% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 3.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (27% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (29% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.78% fail on Brake discs and drums (42% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Brake discs (42% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (47% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Hand lever (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Pedal
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake control (17% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Lever (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems (71% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid (23% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Valves (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.071% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.071% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.071% fail on Other components
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (1.4% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps (5.8% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp (8.8% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (11% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (13% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (11% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (30% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators (16% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type (16% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (14% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Side repeaters (24% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on All direction indicators (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (40% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment (77% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Battery(ies) (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Horn (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 11% fail on Visibility (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Wipers (98% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Washers (53% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on View to rear (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Mirrors (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Driver's view (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Transmission (16% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Drive shafts (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Joints (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts (25% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Joints (7.7% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system (18% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.071% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Fuel system (28% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Hose (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on System
    • 0.21% fail on Doors (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.071% fail on Hinge
      • 0.071% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.071% fail on Door condition
      • 0.071% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.071% fail on Door condition
    • 0.21% fail on Seats (33% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger's seat (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers (22% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Body
      • 0.071% fail on Body condition
  • 8.4% fail on Steering (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (14% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.071% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Power steering
      • 0.071% fail on Operation
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres (2.5% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (11% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition (9.3% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (16% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (14% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Spark ignition (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (72% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (4.8% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Compression ignition (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.071% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.071% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.071% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.92% fail on Fluid leaks (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Engine oil leaks (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 6.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (0.38% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Airbags
      • 0.071% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels (24% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment (12% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition (59% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle (3.6% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates (3.2% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.071% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.071% fail on Anchorages

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