Suzuki Vitara MOT Results

Registered in 2003
51.7% pass rate
from 180 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Suzuki Vitara is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Body, chassis, structure (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 13% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 12% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 12% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prop shafts
        • 1.1% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Chassis condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Cabs (47 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Steps
      • 0.56% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.56% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.56% fail on System
    • 0.56% fail on Bumpers
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.56% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.56% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 5.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.7% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.56% fail on Pedal
      • 0.56% fail on Hand lever
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 5.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 3.3% fail on Springs
      • 3.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.3% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.56% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.56% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.56% fail on Horn
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 5.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.56% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.56% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.56% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.0% fail on Visibility
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.4% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.56% fail on Rams
      • 0.56% fail on Other components
    • 1.7% fail on Steering coupling (104 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Universal joint (114 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.56% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.56% fail on Attachment

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