Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 2003
48.9% pass rate
from 39,938 tests in 2017
(5.2% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Astra is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Headlamp aim (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Position lamps (5.2% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Front lamps (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Rear lamps (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0050% fail on Switch
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamps (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Headlamp (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.023% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0050% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0025% fail on Matched pair
    • 6.6% fail on Stop lamp (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (9.0% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Battery (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators (25% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type (25% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (85% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Switch
        • 0.053% fail on Tell tales
      • 0.0025% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0025% fail on Switch
    • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Fog lamp (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Horn (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.038% fail on Hazard warning (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Lamp (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Switch (88% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 21% fail on Suspension (4.5% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Coil springs (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Condition (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Location
    • 8.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (45% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Linkage condition (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0050% fail on Presence
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.0% fail on Rear
      • 0.69% fail on Front
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front drive shafts (72% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (72% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Couplings
      • 0.013% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Prescribed areas (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Component mounting (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Subframe mounting (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Spring mounting (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Front suspension joints (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on Sub-frames (29% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 0.085% fail on Trailing arms (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (61% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Radius arms (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.010% fail on General condition
    • 0.010% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0075% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Attachment
    • 0.010% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0050% fail on Condition
      • 0.0050% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0025% fail on Axles
      • 0.0025% fail on Axle beam
  • 21% fail on Brakes (28% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 14% fail on Hydraulic systems (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 13% fail on Components (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 12% fail on Pipes (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Hoses
        • 1.2% fail on Valves (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Cylinders (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Reservoirs (45% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Servos
      • 0.57% fail on Leaks (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Operation
      • 0.030% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (73% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance (6.1% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Parking brake performance (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Rear wheels (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels (24% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.47% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.033% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.030% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.010% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.010% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.71% fail on ABS (31% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Fitment
    • 0.32% fail on Mechanical components (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Cable (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Lever
      • 0.0025% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.0025% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0025% fail on Relay lever
      • 0.0025% fail on Pivot
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal
        • 0.25% fail on Anti-slip (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Restricted movement (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Electronic stability system (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.030% fail on Components
        • 0.013% fail on Servos
        • 0.010% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0075% fail on Valves (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0050% fail on Operation
      • 0.0025% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0025% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0025% fail on Operation
    • 0.0025% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0025% fail on Warning
    • 0.0025% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0025% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0025% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Exhaust system (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Emissions (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested (71% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Cap (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on System (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Pipe
      • 0.048% fail on Tank (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Hose (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (17% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Washers (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Mirrors (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Windscreen (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Bonnet (73% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 10% fail on Tyres (13% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Tread depth (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.75% fail on Size/type (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (49% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Free play (86% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Steering rack (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Other components
        • 0.0025% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0025% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0025% fail on Steering damper
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.013% fail on Rams
      • 0.010% fail on Pipes and hoses (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0025% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0025% fail on Pump
    • 0.035% fail on Steering operation (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Steering control (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0050% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0025% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0025% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.0025% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0025% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0075% fail on Locking devices (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0025% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Seat belts (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Requirements
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0025% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0025% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.44% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers airbag (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Body condition (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Engine mountings (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seats (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Passengers
      • 0.058% fail on Drivers (62% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Body security (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Vehicle structure (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Chassis (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Doors (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Passengers other (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers front (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Drivers (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Speedometer (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Load security
      • 0.015% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.013% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0025% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0025% fail on Loading door
    • 0.0025% fail on Spare wheel
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment (46% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 0.028% fail on Towbars
    • 0.018% fail on Towbar
    • 0.010% fail on Vehicle structure

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