Triumph Spitfire MOT Results

Registered in 1980
60.6% pass rate
from 175 tests in 2020
(49% worse than other 1980 cars)
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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamp aim (120% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Headlamp aim (120% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.7% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 4.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.9% fail on Horn
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 3.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on All position lamps (5 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
  • 17% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (140% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 17% fail on Exhaust emissions (160% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 17% fail on Spark ignition (170% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 17% fail on Non catalyst emissions (200% worse than other 1980 cars)
  • 15% fail on Brakes (66% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (92% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 7.4% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 1980 cars)
          • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 7.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (170% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (170% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 6.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 5.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (160% worse than other 1980 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.57% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.57% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.57% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal
      • 0.57% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.57% fail on Lever
    • 0.57% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.57% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.57% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 15% fail on Suspension (120% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Suspension arms (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (9 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Suspension arm (14 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint
    • 4.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage (14 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.57% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 9.1% fail on Steering (130% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.3% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.3% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.57% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.57% fail on Steering column
  • 9.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Driver's door (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.57% fail on Door condition
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on Hose (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission
      • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.57% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.57% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 0.57% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.57% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 8.6% fail on Visibility
    • 6.3% fail on Washers
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.57% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.57% fail on Attachment
    • 0.57% fail on Hubs

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