Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 1996
50.3% pass rate
from 1,675 tests in 2017
(12% 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.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (21% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Prescribed areas (47% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Component mounting (42% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 1.6% fail on Spring mounting (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms (66% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (63% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 4.5% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage condition (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.96% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Front drive shafts (72% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Constant velocity joints (72% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Wheel bearings (58% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Rear
      • 0.24% fail on Front (73% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.54% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment
  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.30% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Dipswitch (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.54% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (81% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 0.96% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Fog lamp (69% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 0.42% fail on Horn
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.060% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 9.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Front wheels (68% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.90% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.060% fail on Brake operation
    • 8.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (40% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Components (31% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Pipes (53% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses
        • 0.30% fail on Valves
        • 0.18% fail on Cylinders (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.060% fail on Servos
      • 0.90% fail on Leaks (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.060% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.060% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.48% fail on Pedal
        • 0.48% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.24% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.060% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.060% fail on Cable
    • 0.060% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.060% fail on Components
        • 0.060% fail on Servos
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.6% fail on Exhaust system (33% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.60% fail on Cap
      • 0.42% fail on Tank
      • 0.24% fail on Pipe
      • 0.24% fail on System
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.060% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (39% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (26% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Seat belts (40% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Prescribed areas (39% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (92% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (69% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 4.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end (50% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.060% fail on Free play
        • 0.060% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.060% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.54% fail on Power steering
      • 0.30% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.12% fail on Pump
      • 0.060% fail on Operation
    • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.060% fail on Steering control
      • 0.060% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.060% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.6% fail on Body condition
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis
    • 0.54% fail on Seats
      • 0.30% fail on Drivers
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.060% fail on Towbars
    • 0.060% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.060% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.060% fail on Condition

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