Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 2007
57.0% pass rate
from 86,825 tests in 2017
(8.7% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Astra is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (3.1% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (71% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0035% fail on Headlamp levelling device (87% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0035% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (84% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0046% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (92% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0023% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0023% fail on Switch (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps (37% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Rear lamps (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on All position lamps (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Switch
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual lamps (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on All direction indicators (73% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (74% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
        • 0.0012% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp (28% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Battery (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp (17% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Fog lamp (21% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.041% fail on Switch (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.045% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.023% fail on Rear reflectors (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Hazard warning (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Switch (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Lamp (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.0046% fail on Trailer electrical socket (75% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 19% fail on Suspension (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 13% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 13% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Location
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (18% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (17% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (24% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (10% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (9.8% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Attachment
      • 0.024% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (20% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (20% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Drive shafts (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Front drive shafts (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Constant velocity joints (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0035% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0023% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.0092% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (76% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0092% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Sub-frames (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Condition (97% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Front suspension joints (48% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Rear (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Swivel joints/housing (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Axle beam (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Stub axle (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on King pins
    • 0.11% fail on Bonded suspension (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.098% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0092% fail on Condition
      • 0.0035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.088% fail on Radius arms (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.046% fail on Macpherson strut (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Component mounting (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Subframe mounting (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.0069% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0046% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0035% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0035% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0012% fail on General condition
    • 0.0012% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0012% fail on Attachment
  • 11% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Hub components (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.066% fail on Brake back plates (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.090% fail on Service brake performance (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Brake performance not tested (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Brake operation (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (49% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Components (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Pipes (39% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Hoses (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.013% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0023% fail on Servos
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
    • 0.94% fail on ABS (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake control components (80% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal (80% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Anti-slip (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0023% fail on Fitment
    • 0.096% fail on Restricted movement (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.068% fail on Cable
      • 0.016% fail on Lever
      • 0.0058% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0023% fail on Pivot
      • 0.0012% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.013% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0081% fail on Components
        • 0.0035% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0023% fail on Servos (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0012% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0012% fail on Pump/compressors
      • 0.0023% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0012% fail on Operation
      • 0.0012% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0012% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0012% fail on Operation
    • 0.0012% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (11% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
    • 0.055% fail on Valve stem (41% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 7.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (12% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Washers (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Mirrors (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.059% fail on Bonnet (58% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0035% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 4.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Fuel system (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Cap (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on System
      • 0.033% fail on Tank
      • 0.029% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0081% fail on Hose
    • 0.46% fail on Emissions not tested (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (6.7% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system (7.1% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end (11% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Free play (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0023% fail on Steering box
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Drag link end (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Other components (80% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Steering pivot point (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0012% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0023% fail on Steering box
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering
      • 0.093% fail on Other components (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Operation
      • 0.018% fail on Rams (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Pump
      • 0.0081% fail on Pipes and hoses (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0012% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.058% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.053% fail on Steering control
      • 0.030% fail on Steering column (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.016% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.0046% fail on Steering shaft (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0023% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0035% fail on Locking devices (81% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.95% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Body condition (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers other (72% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Passengers front (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Engine mountings (74% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Seats (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Passengers
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Body security
    • 0.016% fail on Load security
      • 0.014% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0012% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0012% fail on Loading door
    • 0.0081% fail on Vehicle structure (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Chassis (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0023% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.92% fail on Registration plates and VIN (49% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Registration plate (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.69% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.063% fail on Prescribed areas (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0023% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0023% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.29% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Passengers airbag
      • 0.0012% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0012% fail on Hubs
  • 0.0023% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0023% fail on Towbar
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