Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 1998
48.7% pass rate
from 4,596 tests in 2017
(9.7% 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.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (24% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (87% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamps (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Headlamp (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.087% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.044% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.044% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.022% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 6.6% fail on Stop lamp (26% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.1% fail on Front lamps (25% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.044% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters (62% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Switch
        • 0.044% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.5% fail on Battery
    • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Fog lamp (48% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.37% fail on Horn
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.065% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.044% fail on Hazard warning (85% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Switch
    • 0.022% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 6.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.5% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.72% fail on Spring mounting (64% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Location
    • 4.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (25% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (41% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.065% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (36% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (34% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Rear
      • 0.48% fail on Front
    • 1.0% fail on Macpherson strut (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Front drive shafts (80% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Constant velocity joints (80% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.044% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.67% fail on Front suspension joints (49% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Bonded suspension (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.065% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.065% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.044% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.022% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.022% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.022% fail on Axles
      • 0.022% fail on Axle beam
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (68% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 10% fail on Components (74% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Pipes (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses
        • 1.3% fail on Valves (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.022% fail on Servos
      • 0.72% fail on Leaks (61% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
    • 7.6% fail on Brake performance (17% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (24% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.96% fail on Service brake performance (38% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.022% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (39% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.087% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.022% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.022% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.022% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (67% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on ABS (80% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.065% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.11% fail on Cable
    • 0.087% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.065% fail on Components
        • 0.044% fail on Pipes (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Valves
      • 0.022% fail on Leaks
    • 0.087% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.065% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.065% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 15% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (42% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Emissions (47% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Exhaust system (55% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested (44% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on Cap
      • 0.26% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on System
      • 0.17% fail on Tank
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (14% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Wipers
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.65% fail on Mirrors (69% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.63% fail on Size/type (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.2% fail on Seat belts (27% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas (30% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
      • 0.044% fail on Requirements
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
      • 0.022% fail on Installation check
        • 0.022% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 2.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (71% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (70% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.065% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 4.5% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Steering system
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end (59% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Steering rack (56% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.065% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.044% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
        • 0.022% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.70% fail on Power steering
      • 0.33% fail on Other components
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.087% fail on Pump
      • 0.065% fail on Rams
      • 0.044% fail on Pipes and hoses (80% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Drive system
    • 0.11% fail on Steering control
      • 0.087% fail on Steering column
      • 0.022% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.044% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (17% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.70% fail on Vehicle structure (46% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Chassis (46% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Drivers
      • 0.087% fail on Passengers
    • 0.26% fail on Engine mountings (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Doors (65% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.044% fail on Passengers front (80% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Load security
      • 0.087% fail on Bootlid (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.065% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.065% fail on Body security
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.065% fail on Attachment (74% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Towbars
    • 0.087% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.022% fail on Towbar

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