Chevrolet Spark MOT Results

Registered in 2012
54.0% pass rate
from 4,361 tests in 2020
(74% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Chevrolet Spark is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Stop lamp (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Position lamp (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.85% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Switch
      • 0.023% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.023% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.092% fail on Individual direction indicators (87% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.25% fail on Horn
      • 0.023% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.092% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.092% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.046% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.046% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 21% fail on Brakes (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 15% fail on Service brake performance (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 15% fail on Rbt (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 14% fail on Service brake performance (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.25% fail on Plate brake tester (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.069% fail on Service brake performance (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.53% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.53% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.32% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt
          • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.046% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.023% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (19 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.96% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.94% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.023% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.069% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.046% fail on Linkage (23 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Rod
        • 0.023% fail on Cable
    • 0.25% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.092% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.21% fail on Lever
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.092% fail on Pedal
    • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.046% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.023% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.023% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.023% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
  • 8.4% fail on Visibility (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Bonnet (27 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Driver's view (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.023% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.069% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.046% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.023% fail on Window
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres (29% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth (76% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (24% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Size/type
  • 6.7% fail on Suspension
    • 3.4% fail on Springs
      • 3.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.3% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.023% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.023% fail on Spring saddle
    • 0.99% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.96% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.80% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Macpherson strut (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.069% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.046% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 2.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Transmission (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Drive shafts (62% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Joints (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.023% fail on Joints
    • 0.25% fail on Body (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Other body component (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Panel
    • 0.092% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.069% fail on Doors
      • 0.046% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.046% fail on Door condition
      • 0.023% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition
    • 0.046% fail on Seats
      • 0.023% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.023% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.046% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.046% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.023% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.023% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.023% fail on Load security
      • 0.023% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.023% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 1.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.80% fail on Exhaust emissions (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.30% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.023% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.023% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.25% fail on Fluid leaks (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Engine oil leaks (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.80% fail on Identification of the vehicle (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plates (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.80% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.62% fail on Seat belts (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Requirements
    • 0.16% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.023% fail on Airbags
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.50% fail on Steering (46% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Steering linkage components (48% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Track rod end (48% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.069% fail on Power steering
      • 0.046% fail on Pump (42 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Operation
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
    • 0.023% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.023% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.092% fail on Condition
    • 0.092% fail on Attachment
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