Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 2008
59.7% pass rate
from 71,080 tests in 2017
(8.9% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Astra is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 14% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 14% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Location
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (8.8% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (9.3% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0028% fail on Presence
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (32% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers (24% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Trailing arms (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Front drive shafts (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Constant velocity joints (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0028% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.0070% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (76% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Front (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Rear (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Front suspension joints (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.065% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0070% fail on Condition
    • 0.072% fail on Macpherson strut (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Swivel joints/housing (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Axle beam (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0042% fail on King pins
      • 0.0028% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.059% fail on Bonded suspension (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.020% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Component mounting (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.0070% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0014% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.0014% fail on Spring eye
    • 0.0014% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0014% fail on Suspension unit
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (6.7% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (67% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Headlamp levelling device (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0028% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0042% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (33% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front lamps (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Rear lamps (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on All position lamps (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0014% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (25% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
        • 0.0028% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.1% fail on Battery (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp (14% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Fog lamp (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.024% fail on Rear reflectors (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
      • 0.0014% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0014% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.0056% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 9.0% fail on Tyres (16% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (13% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
    • 0.058% fail on Valve stem (43% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes (7.2% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Hub components (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (92% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.041% fail on Brake back plates (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (22% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels (11% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear wheels (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.062% fail on Service brake performance (41% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Brake performance not tested (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Brake operation (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Components (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Hoses (91% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0042% fail on Servos
        • 0.0028% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0014% fail on Valves
      • 0.094% fail on Leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Operation (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on ABS (88% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake control components (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Anti-slip (61% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.053% fail on Cable
      • 0.0056% fail on Lever
      • 0.0014% fail on Relay lever
      • 0.0014% fail on Pivot
    • 0.044% fail on Restricted movement (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.013% fail on Components
        • 0.0056% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0028% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0028% fail on Servos
        • 0.0014% fail on Pump/compressors
      • 0.0042% fail on Operation
      • 0.0014% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0042% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0014% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0014% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0014% fail on Operation
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (13% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Windscreen (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Mirrors (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Bonnet (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0056% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (10% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Cap (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on System
      • 0.030% fail on Tank
      • 0.017% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0028% fail on Hose
    • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.95% fail on Registration plates and VIN (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plate (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.83% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Body condition (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Doors (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers other (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.053% fail on Drivers
    • 0.075% fail on Seats
      • 0.048% fail on Passengers
      • 0.027% fail on Drivers (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Engine mountings (71% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Body security
    • 0.0084% fail on Load security
      • 0.0070% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0014% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.0056% fail on Vehicle structure (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Chassis (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0014% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.81% fail on Steering (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Steering system (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Track rod end (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Steering rack (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Steering arm (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Free play (73% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Steering rack (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0042% fail on Drag link end (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0042% fail on Other components
        • 0.0028% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0014% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.0014% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.091% fail on Operation (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Other components
      • 0.0056% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0056% fail on Pipes and hoses (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Rams
      • 0.0014% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0014% fail on Pump
    • 0.069% fail on Steering operation (86% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Steering control
      • 0.023% fail on Steering column (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0042% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0028% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0014% fail on Flexible coupling
        • 0.0014% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0070% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.56% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (39% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Prescribed areas (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Requirements
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0028% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.0014% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.0014% fail on Speed limiter
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