TVR Chimaera MOT Results

Registered in 1996
81.2% pass rate
from 298 tests in 2017
(57% better than other 1996 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the TVR Chimaera is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (42% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.67% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (11 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Switch (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.67% fail on All position lamps (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.67% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.67% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Horn
    • 0.67% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.67% fail on Switch
    • 0.34% fail on Battery
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.34% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes (61% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance (57% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.67% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.34% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (73% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Components (82% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Hoses
        • 0.34% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
      • 0.34% fail on Leaks
    • 0.34% fail on Hub components
      • 0.34% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.34% fail on Restricted movement
  • 4.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 2.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.34% fail on Free play
        • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
      • 0.34% fail on Drive system
      • 0.34% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.67% fail on Steering control
      • 0.67% fail on Steering coupling (13 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Universal joint (14 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (69% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions (67% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.34% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on System
  • 2.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (69% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (73% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.7% fail on Suspension (91% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.34% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.34% fail on Front
    • 0.34% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Component mounting
  • 1.0% fail on Tyres (83% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (82% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts (79% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
      • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.67% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (88% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.34% fail on Chassis
    • 0.34% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers

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