Vauxhall Agila MOT Results

Registered in 2012
75.4% pass rate
from 4,131 tests in 2020
(10% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Agila is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.8% fail on Suspension (0.48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension arm (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Springs (30% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Coil springs (30% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring (30% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (3.1% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (90% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joints (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Anti-roll bar (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pins and bushes (89% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage
    • 0.61% fail on Shock absorbers (27% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Wheel bearings (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component (27% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (97% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.048% fail on Macpherson strut (24% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pins and bushes (95% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.024% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (23% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (22% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (26% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance (1.9% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Plate brake tester (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance (95% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt (97% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.073% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.024% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.44% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (20% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (sp) (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance (14% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (17% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Brake linings and pads (67% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Brake pads (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs and drums (52% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Lever (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Cable
        • 0.024% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.75% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Anti-lock braking system (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (28% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on View to rear (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Mirrors (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (87% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (21% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Headlamps (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment (34% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Horn (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Battery(ies) (9.5% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.048% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Tyres (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (49% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Size/type
  • 0.97% fail on Body, chassis, structure (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Exhaust system (30% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Transmission (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Joints (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Fuel system (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.024% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 0.97% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (42% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Exhaust emissions (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Spark ignition (7.5% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Catalyst emissions (45% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (44% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Emissions not tested (32% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Fluid leaks (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Engine oil leaks (38% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts (0.85% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (23% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Prescribed areas (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Requirements
    • 0.024% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.15% fail on Identification of the vehicle (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plates (53% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.12% fail on Steering (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Steering gear (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Steering rack (42% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Steering linkage components (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint (1.2% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Steering play
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.024% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Condition (11% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Attachment
  • 0.024% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.024% fail on Anchorages
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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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