Jeep Grand Cherokee MOT Results

Registered in 2005
64.1% pass rate
from 1,086 tests in 2020
(21% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Jeep Grand Cherokee is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.092% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment (92% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Horn
      • 0.55% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.092% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (60% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Individual direction indicators (56% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.092% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.092% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.092% fail on Switch
    • 0.092% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.092% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.092% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (48% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.28% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (21 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.092% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.092% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.92% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt (70% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.092% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.1% fail on Lever (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.64% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
    • 0.83% fail on Rigid brake pipes (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.092% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.092% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 9.9% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.74% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Linkage ball joints (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.092% fail on Linkage
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.0% fail on Other suspension component (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.092% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.092% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.18% fail on Axles
      • 0.18% fail on Axle (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.5% fail on Compression ignition (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition (61% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (51% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Catalyst emissions (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.46% fail on Transmission oil leaks (16 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.092% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.092% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.092% fail on View to rear
      • 0.092% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.4% fail on Steering
    • 4.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.55% fail on Drag link end (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Joints (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.37% fail on Joints
    • 0.46% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.092% fail on Tank
      • 0.092% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.092% fail on System
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.18% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.092% fail on Towbar
      • 0.092% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.092% fail on Body
      • 0.092% fail on Panel
    • 0.092% fail on Doors
      • 0.092% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.092% fail on Door condition
    • 0.092% fail on Cabs
      • 0.092% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.092% fail on Undertray
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Size/type
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.46% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Airbags
      • 0.092% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.5% fail on Road Wheels (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.55% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates
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