Rover 200 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
52.7% pass rate
from 548 tests in 2020
(17% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Rover 200 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.36% fail on Switch
    • 2.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.91% fail on Horn
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp
  • 14% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (67% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (75% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 13% fail on Spark ignition (85% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 11% fail on Catalyst emissions (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.73% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.36% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.18% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.55% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Other leaks
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (50% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (95% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (99% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (92% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.18% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.91% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.55% fail on Mechanical brake components (75% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.55% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.36% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.36% fail on Lever
    • 0.36% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.18% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.18% fail on Leaks
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.0% fail on Transmission (84% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Drive shafts (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Joints (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.5% fail on Chassis
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component
    • 0.18% fail on Load security
      • 0.18% fail on Access panel
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Floor
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 6.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.1% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (60% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.55% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.36% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.36% fail on Anti-roll bars (87% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.18% fail on Springs
      • 0.18% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
  • 9.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Seat belts (95% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.91% fail on View to rear
      • 0.73% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.18% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.18% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.73% fail on Power steering
      • 0.36% fail on Operation
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.18% fail on Other components
    • 0.55% fail on Steering play (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Steering rack (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.73% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plates
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