Triumph Spitfire MOT Results

Registered in 1981
68.0% pass rate
from 175 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 1981 cars and highlighted areas where the Triumph Spitfire is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 5.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 5.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.57% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on All position lamps (6 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.7% fail on Horn
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 9.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (160% worse than other 1981 cars)
          • 6.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt
          • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.1% fail on Hand lever (12 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pedal
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.57% fail on Lever
    • 0.57% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.57% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 9.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 9.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.57% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.57% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
  • 8.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.7% fail on Washers
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.57% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.57% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.57% fail on View to rear
      • 0.57% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.9% fail on Suspension
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.57% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.57% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 5.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.6% fail on Steering linkage components (160% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.57% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 1.1% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 1.1% fail on Door condition
    • 0.57% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.57% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.57% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.57% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.57% fail on Attachment
  • 0.57% fail on Tyres
    • 0.57% fail on Tread depth

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