Reliant Scimitar MOT Results

Registered in 1981
78.3% pass rate
from 69 tests in 2020
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 1981 cars and highlighted areas where the Reliant Scimitar is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Horn
  • 8.7% fail on Brakes
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.4% fail on Lever
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
  • 8.7% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.4% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 4.3% fail on Steering
    • 4.3% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.9% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.4% fail on Operation
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering
      • 1.4% fail on Operation
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 2.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on Pipe
    • 1.4% fail on Doors
      • 1.4% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 1.4% fail on Door condition
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates

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