Triumph Spitfire MOT Results

Registered in 1981
65.1% pass rate
from 126 tests in 2020
(40% worse than other 1981 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 1981 cars and highlighted areas where the Triumph Spitfire is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (150% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 16% fail on Exhaust emissions (170% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 16% fail on Spark ignition (170% worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 16% fail on Non catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (26% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators (150% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type (150% worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (41% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Switch
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (12% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (16% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (19% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Electrical equipment (70% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Horn (120% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 1981 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 1981 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (89% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.79% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Suspension (60% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (16 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Other suspension component (190% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (37% better than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.79% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 10% fail on Brakes (18% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance (5.1% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% worse than other 1981 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 1981 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (40% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (23% better than other 1981 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (18% better than other 1981 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (4.6% better than other 1981 cars)
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (30% better than other 1981 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (23% better than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt
          • 0.79% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.4% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (4 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Hand lever (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Pedal
    • 1.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake fluid (8 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.79% fail on Lever
    • 0.79% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.79% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility (17% better than other 1981 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (35% better than other 1981 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (9.9% worse than other 1981 cars)
  • 4.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (20% better than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (3.5% better than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.79% fail on Door condition
      • 0.79% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.79% fail on Door condition
    • 0.79% fail on Chassis
      • 0.79% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.79% fail on Transmission
      • 0.79% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.79% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.79% fail on Floor
    • 0.79% fail on Seats
      • 0.79% fail on Driver's seat
  • 4.0% fail on Steering (26% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Steering linkage components (130% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.79% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.79% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.79% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.79% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (84% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Seat belts (84% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Condition
  • 0.79% fail on Tyres
    • 0.79% fail on Tread depth

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