Suzuki Vitara MOT Results

Registered in 1999
60.3% pass rate
from 446 tests in 2020
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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Suzuki Vitara is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Electrical equipment (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Battery(ies) (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Electrical wiring (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.22% fail on Horn
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (71% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.67% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.67% fail on Switch
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (49% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 8.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.90% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.22% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.45% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.22% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.67% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.67% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.67% fail on Cable
    • 1.6% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.90% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.45% fail on Lever
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.22% fail on Valves
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Chassis
      • 2.7% fail on Chassis condition
    • 2.7% fail on Transmission
      • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.2% fail on Joints
      • 0.67% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.67% fail on Joints
    • 2.2% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Driver's door (10 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Door condition (11 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.67% fail on Door condition
      • 0.22% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
    • 1.6% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Mounting fixings (22 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Other body component
      • 0.22% fail on Body condition
      • 0.22% fail on Panel
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.90% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.22% fail on System
    • 0.67% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.45% fail on Towbar
      • 0.22% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.22% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.45% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.22% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.45% fail on Cabs
      • 0.45% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 9.4% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Suspension arm (14 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.45% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (53% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.90% fail on Springs
      • 0.45% fail on Coil springs (78% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.45% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.45% fail on Axles
      • 0.45% fail on Axle (10 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 8.7% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.22% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.45% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.22% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.45% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.22% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.22% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.90% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.67% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 5.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (43 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.90% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.22% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.22% fail on Steering box
    • 0.22% fail on Steering play
      • 0.22% fail on Steering box
  • 2.9% fail on Tyres (49% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.90% fail on Condition
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates

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