Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 2005
49.2% pass rate
from 53,192 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Astra is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Springs (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 11% fail on Coil springs (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 11% fail on Coil spring (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0056% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0056% fail on Spring saddle (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (14% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.060% fail on Pins and bushes (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Suspension arm (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Axle (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on King pins
    • 0.48% fail on Sub-frames (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Sub-frame (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.38% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0056% fail on Ball joint dust cover (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.33% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.079% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.077% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.19% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamps (56% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Headlamp (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0075% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0038% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0019% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp (15% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (72% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (80% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Semaphore (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Arm (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Battery(ies) (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.011% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (7.9% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on All position lamps (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Switch
    • 0.55% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp (43% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Switch
      • 0.0094% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0075% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0019% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.041% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.036% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0056% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.028% fail on Rear reflectors (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Hazard warning (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Switch (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0056% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0056% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 16% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Brake performance (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.051% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.088% fail on Plate brake tester (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.049% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake performance (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.0056% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.039% fail on Decelerometer (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0056% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0056% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (9.6% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (9.2% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (14% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0019% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.041% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.036% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0056% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0056% fail on Decelerometer (77% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.0056% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.62% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake discs (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.40% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Cable (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Lever (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0094% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0019% fail on Relay lever
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (16% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (20% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Anti-lock braking system (15% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability control (52% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever (29% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake control (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Lever (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic systems (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake fluid (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.019% fail on Valves
      • 0.0075% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0019% fail on Servos
    • 0.29% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.092% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses (54% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.011% fail on Leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Servos
      • 0.0019% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.015% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
      • 0.0038% fail on Additional braking device
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Spark ignition (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (93% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Non catalyst emissions (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.015% fail on NOx sensor (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0094% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0019% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0019% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 2.1% fail on Compression ignition (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.056% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.021% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0094% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0056% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0038% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0019% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.0038% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.85% fail on Fluid leaks (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Engine oil leaks (84% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.041% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.043% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.024% fail on Undertray
      • 0.019% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 8.4% fail on Visibility (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Washers (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on View to rear (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Mirrors (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Indirect vision devices (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (24% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Transmission (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Joints (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Drive shaft (67% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.055% fail on Prop shafts (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Joints (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Belts
    • 0.79% fail on Doors (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0038% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0019% fail on Catch
      • 0.055% fail on Driver's door (44% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Door condition (53% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0056% fail on Catch
        • 0.0019% fail on Pillar
      • 0.043% fail on Front passenger's door (69% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Door condition (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Catch
        • 0.0019% fail on Hinge
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on System (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pipe (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Tank (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Hose
    • 0.38% fail on Body (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Other body component (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Panel (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Engine mounting (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting condition (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Bracket (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Seats (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Driver's seat (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Passenger's seat (60% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Integral vehicle structure (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0019% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.0019% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.058% fail on Chassis (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Chassis condition (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Undertray
    • 0.039% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.036% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0038% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0038% fail on Towbar (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0019% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0038% fail on Load security
      • 0.0038% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0038% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0038% fail on Floor
  • 4.8% fail on Steering (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Steering linkage components (16% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Steering arm (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
        • 0.015% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.0075% fail on Steering component
      • 0.015% fail on Locking devices (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Other components (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Operation
      • 0.062% fail on Rams (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pipes and hoses (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pump
    • 0.38% fail on Steering play (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Steering box
    • 0.38% fail on Steering gear (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Steering rack (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Operation
      • 0.0056% fail on Steering box
    • 0.043% fail on Steering column (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0094% fail on Electronic power steering (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0019% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0019% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Seat belts (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0038% fail on Pre-tensioners
      • 0.0019% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Airbags (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers airbag (69% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.86% fail on Identification of the vehicle (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plates (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0056% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 0.032% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0019% fail on Hubs
  • 0.0094% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0056% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0038% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0056% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0056% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0056% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0056% fail on Doors
      • 0.0056% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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