Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 1998
50.2% pass rate
from 2,598 tests in 2020
(16% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Astra is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamps (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Headlamp (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Headlamp levelling device (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp (33% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.89% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.58% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.31% fail on Horn
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.65% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (58% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 0.077% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.077% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.038% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 19% fail on Suspension (23% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (34% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (67% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.1% fail on Springs (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms (32% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (65% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings (46% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.58% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.42% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.077% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.27% fail on Axles
      • 0.23% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.038% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.077% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 14% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (61% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (64% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 9.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (58% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested (62% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.038% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.038% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.077% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.92% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.46% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.23% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Fluid leaks (93% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Engine oil leaks (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.077% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (29% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.96% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.077% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.77% fail on Brake linings and pads (49% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Brake pads (49% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.69% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.038% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.27% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
        • 0.038% fail on Lever
        • 0.038% fail on Linkage
        • 0.038% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.69% fail on Load sensing valves (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.15% fail on Valves (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.038% fail on Servos
      • 0.038% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.46% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (68% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Anti-lock braking system (66% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.19% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.6% fail on Exhaust system (82% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.038% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.54% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.38% fail on Pipe
      • 0.19% fail on Hose
      • 0.077% fail on Tank
      • 0.038% fail on System
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.077% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.077% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.92% fail on Body (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Panel (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Other body component
      • 0.038% fail on Body condition
    • 0.85% fail on Transmission (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Drive shafts (74% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Joints (74% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Engine mounting (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Engine mounting condition (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.42% fail on Doors
      • 0.35% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.35% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.27% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Floor
    • 0.077% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.038% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.038% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.038% fail on Towbar
      • 0.038% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.038% fail on Load security
      • 0.038% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.038% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.038% fail on Cabs
      • 0.038% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.038% fail on Passenger compartment
    • 0.038% fail on Undertray
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers (39% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear
      • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth (45% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 5.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.89% fail on Condition
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.038% fail on Airbags
      • 0.038% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end (50% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.038% fail on Other components
        • 0.038% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.50% fail on Power steering
      • 0.27% fail on Operation
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
      • 0.038% fail on Pump
      • 0.038% fail on Rams
    • 0.23% fail on Steering gear (78% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Steering box
    • 0.077% fail on Steering column
    • 0.038% fail on Steering play
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.038% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.077% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.077% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.077% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.077% fail on Condition

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