Chevrolet Kalos MOT Results

Registered in 2008
49.6% pass rate
from 1,863 tests in 2020
(27% 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.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm
    • 7.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.054% fail on Linkage
    • 3.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.75% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.43% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.27% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.21% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.054% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Springs
      • 0.054% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.054% fail on Coil spring
  • 19% fail on Brakes (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Brake performance (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 5.8% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (73 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Plate brake tester (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.054% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (22 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (57% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt (sp) (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt
          • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.054% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.054% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.054% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.054% fail on Lever
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.43% fail on Lever
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.27% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.054% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.054% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.054% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.86% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (48% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Horn
    • 0.21% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.054% fail on Switch
      • 0.054% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.054% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.054% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.054% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 10% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Track rod end (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.75% fail on Steering gear (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Steering rack (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Power steering
      • 0.054% fail on Operation
  • 10% fail on Visibility (69% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.86% fail on View to rear (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Mirrors (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission
      • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.8% fail on Joints
      • 0.16% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.16% fail on Joints
    • 0.91% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pipe (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on System (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
      • 0.054% fail on Hose
    • 0.81% fail on Integral vehicle structure (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.16% fail on Hinge (61 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Catch
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.16% fail on Chassis
      • 0.16% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
    • 0.054% fail on Cabs
      • 0.054% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 7.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (44% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Spark ignition (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.054% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.054% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.27% fail on Compression ignition (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.86% fail on Fluid leaks (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Engine oil leaks (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment (16 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Requirements
    • 0.97% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.054% fail on Condition
  • 0.21% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.054% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.054% fail on Anchorages

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