Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 1996
54.2% pass rate
from 1,034 tests in 2020
(15% worse than other 1996 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Astra is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (44% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (84% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Suspension arms (60% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.097% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.5% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.097% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.39% fail on Sub-frame
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.48% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Axles
      • 0.097% fail on Axle
    • 0.097% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.097% fail on Ball joint
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.48% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.39% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.097% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.58% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.58% fail on Horn
    • 0.68% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (75% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp (77% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (72% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.39% fail on Plate brake tester (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (14 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (45% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.87% fail on Brake performance not tested (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt
          • 0.58% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 5.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (81% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.77% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.58% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.19% fail on Brake drums (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.68% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal
      • 0.097% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.39% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.39% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.097% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.097% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.097% fail on Valves
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.097% fail on Other components
      • 0.097% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.097% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.097% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.097% fail on Lever
    • 0.097% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust system (49% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.097% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.097% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.5% fail on Chassis
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.097% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (56% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (50% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Joints (49% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.48% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.29% fail on Tank
      • 0.19% fail on Hose
      • 0.097% fail on Pipe
      • 0.097% fail on System
    • 0.97% fail on Body
      • 0.87% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Panel
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
      • 0.097% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.097% fail on Door condition
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.097% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.19% fail on Floor
    • 0.097% fail on Towbar
      • 0.097% fail on Other towbar components
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Washers (44% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on View to rear (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Mirrors (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.097% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.58% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.77% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.58% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.097% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.097% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.97% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.87% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.097% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres (87% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (72% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (98% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Size/type
  • 6.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (51% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Seat belts (70% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Prescribed areas (71% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Condition
      • 0.097% fail on Attachment
    • 0.48% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end (68% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.87% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
      • 0.097% fail on Rams
    • 0.097% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.097% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.097% fail on Anchorages

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