Vauxhall Agila MOT Results

Registered in 2009
62.6% pass rate
from 6,683 tests in 2020
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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Agila is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (61% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 8.7% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 6.5% fail on Suspension arms (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (35% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (77% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.030% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.6% fail on Macpherson strut (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Wheel bearings (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.045% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.090% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.075% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.045% fail on Sub-frames (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.015% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
  • 13% fail on Brakes (63% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.045% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (80% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.94% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (45% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (58% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.060% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.030% fail on Cable
        • 0.030% fail on Lever
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake control (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Pedal
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.090% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.015% fail on Servos
      • 0.015% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.015% fail on Valves
    • 0.13% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-lock braking system (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.075% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.075% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.060% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (38% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters (55% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.55% fail on Position lamps (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Position lamp (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.15% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.15% fail on Horn
      • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.030% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (95% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Rear fog lamp (95% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Rear fog lamp (95% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.075% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.075% fail on View to rear
      • 0.075% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 2.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.27% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts (84% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Joints (85% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.030% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.030% fail on Joints
    • 0.24% fail on Bumpers (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Doors
      • 0.10% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
    • 0.075% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.030% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.030% fail on System
      • 0.015% fail on Pipe
    • 0.075% fail on Seats
      • 0.075% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.045% fail on Body
      • 0.045% fail on Other body component
    • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.015% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.015% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.015% fail on Undertray
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.42% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (59% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.31% fail on Compression ignition (79% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (81% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (84% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.030% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.015% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.15% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.060% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.045% fail on Engine oil leaks (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.45% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.060% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.030% fail on Requirements
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (75% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering linkage components (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.045% fail on Steering gear (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Steering rack (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.030% fail on Power steering
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
    • 0.030% fail on Steering play
      • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.015% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.015% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.21% fail on Identification of the vehicle (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plates (55% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Hubs
  • 0.015% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.015% fail on Anchorages
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  • Vauxhall Agila (2008 - 2014)
    Surprisingly spacious small five-door city car. Makes best sense with 1.0 petrol engine. Much better than old Agila. Rebadged version of Suzuki Splash.

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