Chevrolet Kalos MOT Results

Registered in 2008
47.3% pass rate
from 1,521 tests in 2020
(32% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Chevrolet Kalos is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 14% fail on Suspension arms (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 11% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes (11% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Wheel bearings (2.5% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Macpherson strut (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.39% fail on Other suspension component (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.26% fail on Sub-frames (22% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Springs
      • 0.066% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.066% fail on Coil spring
  • 20% fail on Brakes (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Brake performance (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 8.5% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 7.3% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.066% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.066% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (52% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance (73% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (72% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance (77% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.066% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested (7.6% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 4.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (39% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (30% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (29% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs and drums (43% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Brake discs (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake control (8.4% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Lever (6.3% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Hydraulic systems (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever (17% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.066% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (10% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamps (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp levelling device (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (17% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (8.0% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (7.9% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (6.3% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters (49% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (44% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment (70% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Battery(ies) (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Horn (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.066% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.066% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.066% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 10% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 10% fail on Track rod end (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.066% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.92% fail on Steering gear (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering (71% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Other components
    • 0.066% fail on Steering play
      • 0.066% fail on Steering rack
  • 9.9% fail on Visibility (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on View to rear (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Bonnet (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust system (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (50% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Joints (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Chassis (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Chassis condition (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Fuel system (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on System (20 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (1.5% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Hose
    • 0.39% fail on Doors (16% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Door condition
        • 0.066% fail on Catch
      • 0.066% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.066% fail on Door condition
    • 0.26% fail on Bumpers (85% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Seats (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Passenger's seat (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Body (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.066% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 6.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Spark ignition (69% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Non catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Compression ignition (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.99% fail on Fluid leaks (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Engine oil leaks (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.066% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (3.9% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (2.6% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (14% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (1.1% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Airbags
      • 0.066% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels (9.8% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment (10% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition (8.6% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Identification of the vehicle (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plates (22% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.066% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.066% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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