Chevrolet Spark MOT Results

Registered in 2011
59.8% pass rate
from 4,577 tests in 2020
(35% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Chevrolet Spark is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (93% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Stop lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps (90% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp (90% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (48% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Direction indicators (42% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Flashing type (42% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.20% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.79% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.35% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.33% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.022% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.15% fail on Horn
      • 0.022% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.022% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.022% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.022% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Rbt (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 7.5% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.087% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.022% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.83% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.83% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.044% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.022% fail on Cable
        • 0.022% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.42% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.42% fail on Anti-lock braking system (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.044% fail on Pedal
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.13% fail on Lever
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.022% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.022% fail on Valves
  • 8.2% fail on Visibility (83% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.92% fail on Bonnet (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.087% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.087% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (27% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Springs
      • 2.6% fail on Coil springs (21% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Coil spring (21% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.022% fail on Spring saddle
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.85% fail on Wheel bearings (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Suspension arms (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.066% fail on Pins and bushes (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.044% fail on Linkage
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.55% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.044% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.022% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.022% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension unit
  • 2.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (88% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.066% fail on Hose (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Tank
      • 0.022% fail on Pipe
    • 0.11% fail on Transmission (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Joints (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.022% fail on Joints
    • 0.087% fail on Doors
      • 0.066% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.066% fail on Door condition
      • 0.022% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition
    • 0.044% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.022% fail on Bracket
    • 0.022% fail on Undertray
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.59% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.52% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.022% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.022% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.022% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.022% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.48% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Engine oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (74% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (85% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
    • 0.044% fail on Airbags
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.022% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.72% fail on Steering (41% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Steering linkage components (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end (41% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.044% fail on Power steering
      • 0.022% fail on Pump
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
  • 0.48% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Condition
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