Triumph Spitfire MOT Results

Registered in 1980
65.2% pass rate
from 164 tests in 2017
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 1980 cars and highlighted areas where the Triumph Spitfire is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.8% fail on All position lamps (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.61% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 5.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.61% fail on Switch
    • 4.9% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Switch
      • 0.61% fail on Tell tale
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.9% fail on Horn
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Battery
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.9% fail on Front wheels (110% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.0% fail on Components
        • 1.2% fail on Pipes
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.61% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.2% fail on Operation
    • 0.61% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage
    • 0.61% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.61% fail on Warning
    • 0.61% fail on Restricted movement
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.4% fail on Front
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.2% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.61% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 9.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.3% fail on Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on System
      • 0.61% fail on Cap
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
  • 7.9% fail on Steering
    • 5.5% fail on Steering system
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.2% fail on Free play
        • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.2% fail on Steering control
      • 1.2% fail on Steering column
    • 1.2% fail on Steering operation (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
  • 7.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Washers
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.61% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.2% fail on Seats
      • 1.2% fail on Passengers
      • 1.2% fail on Drivers
    • 0.61% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.61% fail on Chassis
    • 0.61% fail on Body condition
    • 0.61% fail on Doors
      • 0.61% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.61% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plate

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