TVR Chimaera MOT Results

Registered in 1998
81.0% pass rate
from 630 tests in 2020
(56% better than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the TVR Chimaera is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (44% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.16% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.95% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.79% fail on Horn
      • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.79% fail on Position lamps (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Position lamp (66% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Direction indicators (68% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Flashing type (68% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.63% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (83% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 4.4% fail on Visibility (39% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.3% fail on Brakes (75% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (55% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.63% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (78% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance (83% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.48% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance (89% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (89% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.32% fail on Mechanical brake components (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.16% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.16% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.16% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.16% fail on Lever
    • 0.16% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 3.0% fail on Suspension (80% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.79% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.79% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.16% fail on Springs
      • 0.16% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.16% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.16% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (64% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (66% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition (65% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (68% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.16% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.16% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.16% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.16% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.16% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.48% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (74% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (60% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (66% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Joints (66% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.32% fail on Joints
    • 0.63% fail on Chassis
      • 0.63% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.32% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
      • 0.16% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
    • 0.16% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.16% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 2.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.79% fail on Power steering
      • 0.48% fail on Other components
      • 0.32% fail on Operation
    • 0.16% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (73% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (63% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.63% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.48% fail on Tyres (90% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Condition (85% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type

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