Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 1997
51.7% pass rate
from 3,150 tests in 2017
(6.3% 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.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (22% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.5% fail on Individual lamps (50% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters (72% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (26% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (30% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
      • 0.095% fail on Dipswitch (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 0.98% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Fog lamp (59% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 0.57% fail on Horn
    • 0.16% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.095% fail on Lamp
      • 0.063% fail on Switch
    • 0.063% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.032% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.032% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 6.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 5.7% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Location
    • 5.5% fail on Suspension arms (62% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
      • 0.095% fail on Attachment
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (40% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Linkage condition (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.063% fail on Condition
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Front drive shafts (73% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Constant velocity joints (73% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.032% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.76% fail on Wheel bearings (60% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Front (47% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Rear (73% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.095% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
    • 0.25% fail on Bonded suspension (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.095% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.063% fail on Trailing arms (83% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 9.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.9% fail on Front wheels (85% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (38% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (42% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.032% fail on Brake operation
    • 7.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (21% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Components (21% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Pipes (37% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses
        • 0.35% fail on Valves
        • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.095% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.63% fail on Leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (33% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (37% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.032% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.032% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.35% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.35% fail on Pedal
        • 0.35% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.29% fail on Cable
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake (73% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (73% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.25% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.095% fail on ABS (93% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.032% fail on Components
        • 0.032% fail on Pipes
      • 0.032% fail on Leaks
    • 0.063% fail on Restricted movement
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (19% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Emissions
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust system (30% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system (53% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Cap (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Tank (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe
      • 0.19% fail on System
      • 0.095% fail on Hose
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.70% fail on Mirrors (82% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.063% fail on Indirect vision devices (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres (27% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (49% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.44% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.83% fail on Condition
      • 0.063% fail on Requirements
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (72% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (79% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner (17 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.86% fail on Seats (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers
    • 0.67% fail on Vehicle structure (55% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Chassis (55% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Doors (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers
    • 0.13% fail on Load security
      • 0.063% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.063% fail on Tailgate (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.032% fail on Body security
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering system
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end (56% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack (85% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.032% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.57% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Other components
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.063% fail on Pump
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.095% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.032% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.32% fail on Towbars
    • 0.29% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.032% fail on Towbar
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.095% fail on Condition
    • 0.032% fail on Attachment

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