Suzuki Vitara MOT Results

Registered in 1998
56.6% pass rate
from 424 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Suzuki Vitara is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.2% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Battery(ies) (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Horn
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.71% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.24% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (46% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Driver's door (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Door condition (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.47% fail on Door condition
    • 2.1% fail on Chassis
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.4% fail on Joints
      • 0.47% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.47% fail on Joints
    • 0.94% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.71% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.24% fail on Hose
    • 0.94% fail on Body
      • 0.47% fail on Mounting fixings (14 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Panel
      • 0.24% fail on Other body component
    • 0.71% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.71% fail on Seats
      • 0.47% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.24% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.47% fail on Towbar
      • 0.47% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.47% fail on Cabs (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.24% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.94% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.24% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.71% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.71% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.71% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.71% fail on Cable
      • 0.47% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.47% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.94% fail on Pedal (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.94% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.47% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.24% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.24% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Valves
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 5.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Suspension arm (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.47% fail on Axles
      • 0.47% fail on Axle (15 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 9.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.71% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.47% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.24% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.71% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Other leaks
  • 8.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (65% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Requirements
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.71% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.24% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.24% fail on Universal joint
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.94% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Condition

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