Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 2004
48.9% pass rate
from 31,427 tests in 2020
(7.5% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Astra is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Headlamps (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Headlamp (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.038% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.013% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim (13% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.71% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.073% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters (64% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.041% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Electrical equipment (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Battery(ies) (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0095% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.63% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rear fog lamp (51% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Switch
    • 0.041% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.038% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.032% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0064% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.019% fail on Hazard warning (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Switch (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0064% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0032% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0032% fail on Reversing lamp switch
  • 20% fail on Suspension (8.6% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Springs (99% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Coil springs (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Coil spring (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0095% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0032% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.0032% fail on Bonded suspension unit
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (97% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint (10% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (26% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension arm (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Macpherson strut (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0064% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.48% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.27% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Sub-frame (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0095% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.016% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0064% fail on Ball joint dust cover (94% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Axles
      • 0.11% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.0064% fail on Axle
    • 0.073% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0032% fail on Suspension rod
  • 17% fail on Brakes (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance (15% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (93% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0095% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.054% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0064% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (14% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (14% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (19% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.048% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0032% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0032% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.86% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (80% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (30% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.32% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.29% fail on Cable (46% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Lever
        • 0.0032% fail on Pivot
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability control (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.038% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.022% fail on Servos
      • 0.013% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.013% fail on Valves
    • 0.29% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake control (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Lever (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.029% fail on Servos
      • 0.0095% fail on Operation
      • 0.0095% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0032% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.038% fail on Load sensing valves (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
      • 0.0032% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0032% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.0032% fail on Additional braking device
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Spark ignition (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (74% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0095% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0064% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0032% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
      • 2.3% fail on Compression ignition (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Emissions not tested (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.032% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0095% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0095% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0032% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.85% fail on Fluid leaks (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Engine oil leaks (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.041% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.029% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.016% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.013% fail on Undertray
  • 9.0% fail on Visibility (12% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Washers (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (17% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on View to rear (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Mirrors (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.32% fail on Driver's view (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0095% fail on Window
    • 0.045% fail on Bonnet (79% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth (8.8% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.49% fail on Size/type (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 7.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (19% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Transmission (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Joints (75% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Drive shaft (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.073% fail on Prop shafts (63% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Joints (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Doors (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Other passenger's door (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Door condition (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0032% fail on Catch
      • 0.054% fail on Front passenger's door (60% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Door condition (64% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0032% fail on Pillar
        • 0.0032% fail on Hinge
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's door (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Hinge
    • 0.49% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Pipe
      • 0.045% fail on System
      • 0.029% fail on Tank (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Hose
    • 0.32% fail on Body
      • 0.26% fail on Other body component (77% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Panel (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0032% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.20% fail on Engine mounting (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting condition (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Bracket (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seats (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.051% fail on Passenger's seat (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Chassis (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Chassis condition (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Integral vehicle structure (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0095% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.057% fail on Undertray
    • 0.045% fail on Towbar
      • 0.025% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0095% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.0032% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0032% fail on Coupling
      • 0.0032% fail on Safety device
    • 0.038% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.035% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0032% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0064% fail on Passenger compartment
    • 0.0032% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0032% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.9% fail on Steering
    • 4.1% fail on Steering linkage components (9.4% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end (8.9% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.029% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.019% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
        • 0.0095% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.0064% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0064% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.40% fail on Steering gear (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Steering rack (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Operation
      • 0.0064% fail on Steering box
    • 0.31% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.095% fail on Operation
      • 0.032% fail on Rams
      • 0.019% fail on Pipes and hoses (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pump
    • 0.22% fail on Steering play (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Steering column
    • 0.019% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0095% fail on Electronic power steering (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0032% fail on Steering lock
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Seat belts (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
      • 0.086% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Requirements
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0095% fail on Load limiters (20 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.43% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0064% fail on Airbags (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Drivers airbag (89% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.87% fail on Identification of the vehicle (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plates (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0032% fail on Hubs
  • 0.022% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.022% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.019% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.013% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0064% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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