Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 2003
48.9% pass rate
from 27,710 tests in 2020
(6.3% 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.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Headlamps (57% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Headlamp (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.14% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp (6.8% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps (8.4% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp (8.9% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0072% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (28% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (28% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (85% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Battery(ies) (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.011% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.59% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Switch
    • 0.072% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.065% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.047% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.022% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.018% fail on Hazard warning (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Switch (86% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0072% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0036% fail on All outline marker lamps
      • 0.0036% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0072% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0072% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0036% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 19% fail on Brakes (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Rigid brake pipes (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Brake performance (8.6% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (95% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.065% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.032% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (16% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (15% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (18% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0072% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.036% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0072% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0036% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0036% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (15% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (14% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (15% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0036% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0036% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.46% fail on Brake performance not tested (57% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (45% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (45% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.018% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.35% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.33% fail on Cable (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Lever
        • 0.011% fail on Linkage
    • 0.95% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (28% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Anti-lock braking system (20% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.88% fail on Load sensing valves (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.054% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.029% fail on Valves
      • 0.018% fail on Servos
      • 0.0036% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Lever (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.036% fail on Servos
      • 0.0072% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0036% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.032% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
      • 0.0072% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 19% fail on Suspension (6.8% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint dust cover (28% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.7% fail on Springs (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Coil springs (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Coil spring (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.0% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Ball joint dust cover (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Suspension arm (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (46% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.076% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0072% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Axles
      • 0.094% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.061% fail on Suspension rods (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0072% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0072% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Spark ignition (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Emission control equipment (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.040% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.032% fail on Oxygen sensor (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.0072% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0072% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0036% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.061% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (51% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.17% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.022% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0036% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0036% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0036% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.032% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.025% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0036% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.86% fail on Fluid leaks (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Engine oil leaks (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.018% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.014% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.011% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0036% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 9.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust system (84% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Transmission (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Joints (73% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0036% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.0036% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.054% fail on Prop shafts (72% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Joints (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Fuel system (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on System (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Hose (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Tank (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Bumpers (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Bracket (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Body
      • 0.21% fail on Other body component
      • 0.065% fail on Panel (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Body condition
    • 0.24% fail on Integral vehicle structure (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.23% fail on Chassis (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Chassis condition (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.12% fail on Seats (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's seat (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Doors (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Other passenger's door (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Door condition (83% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Catch
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's door (91% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Door condition (93% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0036% fail on Hinge
      • 0.0072% fail on Front passenger's door (96% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Hinge
    • 0.047% fail on Undertray
    • 0.032% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.025% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0072% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.018% fail on Towbar (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0036% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.014% fail on Floor
    • 0.011% fail on Cabs
      • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0036% fail on Load security
      • 0.0036% fail on Loading door
    • 0.0036% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 9.8% fail on Visibility (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Washers (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on View to rear (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Mirrors (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.42% fail on Driver's view (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0072% fail on Window
    • 0.065% fail on Bonnet (60% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (9.2% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Size/type (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering linkage components (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0072% fail on Drag link end (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Other components
        • 0.0072% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0036% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.20% fail on Power steering (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Operation
      • 0.087% fail on Other components
      • 0.011% fail on Rams
      • 0.0072% fail on Pipes and hoses (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Pump
    • 0.12% fail on Steering gear (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
    • 0.036% fail on Steering play (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Steering rack (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.018% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Seat belts (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements (81% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Airbags (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.011% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Condition
    • 0.0036% fail on Hubs
  • 0.029% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.029% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.029% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.018% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.011% fail on Anchorages

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