Triumph Spitfire MOT Results

Registered in 1981
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 1981 cars and highlighted areas where the Triumph Spitfire is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.7% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.8% fail on Tell tale
    • 4.3% fail on Hazard warning (170% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.4% fail on Horn
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on All position lamps (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Battery
    • 0.61% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.5% fail on Front wheels (110% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.2% fail on Pedal
        • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.61% fail on Leaks
    • 0.61% fail on Hub components
      • 0.61% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.61% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.61% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.61% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 12% fail on Emissions (110% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on Hose
      • 0.61% fail on Cap
    • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.1% fail on Suspension
    • 3.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 3.7% fail on Front
    • 3.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.61% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.61% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.61% fail on Attachment
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage condition
  • 6.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.4% fail on Doors
      • 1.8% fail on Passengers front (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Drivers
    • 2.4% fail on Seats
      • 2.4% fail on Drivers
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition
  • 4.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.61% fail on Other components
        • 0.61% fail on Steering pivot point
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
      • 0.61% fail on Attachment
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 0.61% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plate

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