TVR Chimaera MOT Results

Registered in 1996
80.3% pass rate
from 350 tests in 2020
(51% better than other 1996 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the TVR Chimaera is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (41% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.29% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.86% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.86% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.86% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.29% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.86% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.86% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.57% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (79% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.29% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (70% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes (68% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.86% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt (79% better than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt
          • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.57% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.29% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.29% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.29% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.29% fail on Brake pads
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (54% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.1% fail on Suspension (77% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (20 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (70% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.29% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.29% fail on Springs
      • 0.29% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.29% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres
    • 0.86% fail on Condition
    • 0.86% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.29% fail on Hose
      • 0.29% fail on Pipe
    • 0.29% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.29% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.29% fail on Chassis
      • 0.29% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
  • 0.86% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.86% fail on Steering (80% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.86% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.57% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (87% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Seat belts (84% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.29% fail on Condition

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