Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 2004
50.0% pass rate
from 42,567 tests in 2017
(5.6% 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.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamps (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Headlamp (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Switch (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Dipswitch (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (60% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Headlamp levelling device (70% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0070% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (77% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0070% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (89% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0023% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
    • 6.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.1% fail on Position lamps (9.5% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.78% fail on Rear lamps (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp (14% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.5% fail on Individual lamps (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on All direction indicators (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters (72% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Switch
        • 0.038% fail on Tell tales (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Battery (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Horn (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Fog lamp (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.10% fail on Hazard warning (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Lamp
      • 0.026% fail on Switch (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.080% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.042% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.019% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 21% fail on Suspension (4.1% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Coil springs (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Location
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (29% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Linkage condition (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Condition
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0023% fail on Presence
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers (14% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (14% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Front suspension joints (32% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Front drive shafts (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Constant velocity joints (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Couplings
      • 0.0094% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (85% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Macpherson strut (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Component mounting (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Subframe mounting (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Spring mounting (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Trailing arms (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.033% fail on Radius arms (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.016% fail on Axles (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.0047% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.0023% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.012% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0094% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0070% fail on General condition
    • 0.0070% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0070% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0023% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.0023% fail on Condition
  • 18% fail on Brakes (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance (14% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake performance (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Rear wheels (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels (9.2% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.014% fail on Brake operation (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0023% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 8.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Components (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 7.2% fail on Pipes (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Valves (46% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.052% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.019% fail on Servos
        • 0.0023% fail on Pump
      • 0.30% fail on Leaks
      • 0.059% fail on Operation
      • 0.035% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (69% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components (12% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (27% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.028% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.028% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.0047% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0023% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 0.76% fail on Parking brake (23% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Condition (20% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0023% fail on Fitment
    • 0.29% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.27% fail on Cable (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Lever
      • 0.0023% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
        • 0.19% fail on Anti-slip (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability system (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.026% fail on Components
        • 0.012% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0094% fail on Hoses (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Servos
      • 0.0094% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0070% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0023% fail on Operation
    • 0.0094% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres (4.7% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Size/type (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.0047% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (92% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 9.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (5.2% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Washers (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Mirrors (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.075% fail on Bonnet (61% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 8.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Emissions (46% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Emissions not tested (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.31% fail on Cap (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on System (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pipe
      • 0.028% fail on Tank (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hose
  • 4.0% fail on Steering (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Steering system (18% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end (17% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Steering arm (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Free play
        • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
        • 0.0023% fail on Steering box
      • 0.085% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
        • 0.019% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0023% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0023% fail on Steering box
    • 0.31% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.099% fail on Operation
      • 0.038% fail on Rams (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pipes and hoses (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0047% fail on Electronic power steering (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0023% fail on Pump
    • 0.063% fail on Steering control
      • 0.047% fail on Steering column (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0070% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0070% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.0023% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.059% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (14% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Doors (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Passengers other (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Drivers (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Passengers front (77% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Body condition (33% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mountings (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seats (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Drivers (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Passengers (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Body security
    • 0.054% fail on Load security
      • 0.031% fail on Tailgate (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0070% fail on Loading door (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Vehicle structure (93% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Chassis (93% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0094% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0023% fail on Spare wheel
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Seat belts (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
      • 0.073% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Requirements
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0070% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0047% fail on Belt(s)/padding
        • 0.0023% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.41% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Drivers airbag (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Passengers airbag
      • 0.0023% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
  • 0.90% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.90% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.0023% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment
    • 0.042% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0023% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.014% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0094% fail on Towbar
    • 0.0023% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.0023% fail on Adjustable towbar
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