Chevrolet Spark MOT Results

Registered in 2012
60.9% pass rate
from 3,753 tests in 2017
(87% 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.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Position lamps (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Front lamps (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Rear lamps
    • 7.0% fail on Stop lamp (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.027% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.027% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.027% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.027% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.40% fail on Direction indicators (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Flashing type (53% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.027% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.35% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.027% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Horn
    • 0.053% fail on Battery
  • 14% fail on Brakes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Rear wheels (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front wheels (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake imbalance (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.19% fail on Brake operation (18 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.053% fail on Wheel cylinder (25 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.0% fail on Restricted movement (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Components (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Pipes (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Hoses
        • 0.027% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.027% fail on Leaks
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.080% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.080% fail on ABS
    • 0.053% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.053% fail on Pedal
        • 0.053% fail on Anti-slip
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Bonnet (34 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth (87% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
    • 0.027% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.7% fail on Suspension
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.027% fail on Location
    • 0.77% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.77% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Rear (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Macpherson strut (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.27% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.080% fail on Anti-roll bars (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.027% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.027% fail on Condition
  • 0.80% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.67% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions
    • 0.027% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.64% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (82% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.053% fail on Requirements
    • 0.27% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.19% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.080% fail on Passengers airbag (24 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.59% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Body condition (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.053% fail on Drivers
      • 0.027% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.027% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.053% fail on Seats
      • 0.053% fail on Passengers
    • 0.027% fail on Body security
  • 0.13% fail on Steering (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering system
      • 0.080% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.080% fail on Condition
    • 0.027% fail on Attachment
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