Reliant Scimitar MOT Results

Registered in 1985
78.6% pass rate
from 56 tests in 2020
(25% better than other 1985 cars)
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 1985 cars and highlighted areas where the Reliant Scimitar is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (12% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Headlamp aim (78% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Headlamp aim (90% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (87% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (88% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (97% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.8% fail on Horn
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (6.0% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance (26% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (76% worse than other 1985 cars)
          • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1985 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (40% worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% worse than other 1985 cars)
  • 5.4% fail on Steering (11% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Steering gear (200% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
  • 5.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (36% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Doors
      • 1.8% fail on Driver's door
        • 1.8% fail on Door condition
    • 1.8% fail on Seats
      • 1.8% fail on Driver's seat
  • 5.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (7.8% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (20% better than other 1985 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition (9.2% better than other 1985 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions (16% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.8% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility (44% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
  • 3.6% fail on Suspension (59% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres (86% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)

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