Vauxhall Agila MOT Results

Registered in 2012
78.6% pass rate
from 4,253 tests in 2020
(19% 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.

  • 6.4% fail on Suspension
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pins and bushes (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.024% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.0% fail on Springs (30% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (30% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring (30% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.54% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.42% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.16% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.071% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.047% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.024% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 5.9% fail on Brakes
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance (93% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.024% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.28% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (53% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake discs and drums (58% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Brake discs (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.094% fail on Lever (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Hand lever (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.071% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.024% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility (40% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (77% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.094% fail on View to rear
      • 0.094% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.047% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.024% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.024% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.024% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (94% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.047% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Position lamps (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Position lamp (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Headlamps (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.071% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.024% fail on Horn
    • 0.024% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.024% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.024% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.024% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.024% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres (49% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (46% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Size/type
  • 0.80% fail on Body, chassis, structure (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Exhaust system (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Transmission (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts (65% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Joints (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Bumpers (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.024% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.024% fail on Body
      • 0.024% fail on Other body component
    • 0.024% fail on Doors
      • 0.024% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition
  • 0.42% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Exhaust emissions (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Spark ignition (53% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.024% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.047% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.047% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.28% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.094% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.21% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Steering linkage components (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.024% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.047% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.047% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.047% fail on Road Wheels (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Condition
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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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