TVR Chimaera MOT Results

Registered in 1997
83.1% pass rate
from 431 tests in 2020
(59% better than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the TVR Chimaera is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (63% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.70% fail on Horn
      • 0.46% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.93% fail on Stop lamp (77% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Headlamps (77% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Headlamp (75% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.70% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.46% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.23% fail on Switch
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (63% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Spark ignition (60% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (55% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.46% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.46% fail on Pipe
      • 0.23% fail on Hose
    • 0.70% fail on Doors
      • 0.46% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.46% fail on Door condition
      • 0.46% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.46% fail on Door condition
    • 0.46% fail on Transmission (86% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Drive shafts (84% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Joints (84% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Boot lid (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Boot lid condition (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.23% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.23% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 2.8% fail on Suspension (81% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.46% fail on Anti-roll bar (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.70% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.70% fail on Suspension arms (83% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.46% fail on Springs
      • 0.46% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.46% fail on Mounting (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes (81% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.93% fail on Rbt
          • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt
          • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (71% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.70% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
    • 0.23% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
  • 0.70% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (17 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Speedometer (17 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 0.46% fail on Tyres (89% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Tread depth

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