Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 1997
54.7% pass rate
from 1,937 tests in 2020
(10% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Astra is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (20% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.9% fail on Pins and bushes (92% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.46% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.0% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Mounting (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.46% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (80% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage ball joints (85% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.52% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.67% fail on Wheel bearings (58% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.052% fail on Axles
      • 0.052% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (53% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.052% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.26% fail on Dipswitch (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.88% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.21% fail on Horn (74% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (64% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.052% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.052% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 8.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (72% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 5.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (88% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (42% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (39% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.052% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.052% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (50% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.83% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.83% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
        • 0.052% fail on Lever
    • 0.57% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.10% fail on Valves
      • 0.052% fail on Servos
      • 0.052% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.26% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.26% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (36 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.10% fail on Leaks (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Parking brake control (79% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Lever (79% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.052% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.052% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 9.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system (46% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission (50% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (48% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Joints (51% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shaft (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Joints
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.052% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.052% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.83% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.21% fail on Tank
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe
      • 0.10% fail on System
      • 0.052% fail on Hose
    • 0.57% fail on Chassis (58% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Chassis condition (58% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Seats
      • 0.41% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.10% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.21% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
      • 0.052% fail on Panel
    • 0.21% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
        • 0.052% fail on Catch
    • 0.10% fail on Floor
    • 0.10% fail on Cabs
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.052% fail on Towbar
      • 0.052% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.052% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.052% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.052% fail on Undertray
  • 9.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.0% fail on Emissions not tested (85% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.052% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.052% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.62% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.21% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.88% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.77% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.052% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 8.5% fail on Visibility
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (34% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.0% fail on View to rear (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.052% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.052% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.052% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres (57% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (39% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (73% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.77% fail on Condition
      • 0.052% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.10% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.41% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Other components
      • 0.052% fail on Operation
      • 0.052% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.052% fail on Pump
    • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.10% fail on Steering gear (92% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack (91% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.052% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.052% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.052% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.052% fail on Attachment

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