Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 2009
56.2% pass rate
from 59,757 tests in 2020
(21% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Astra is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (80% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 13% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 13% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 13% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0033% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0033% fail on Spring saddle
    • 9.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.064% fail on Anti-roll bar (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pins and bushes (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0084% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (21% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Axle (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Stub axle (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames (87% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Sub-frame (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0084% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.24% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0033% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Suspension rods (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension rod (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0033% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.065% fail on Macpherson strut (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.030% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0017% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0017% fail on Suspension unit
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (4.5% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps (28% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp levelling device (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0033% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0033% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Electrical equipment (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Horn (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0067% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0017% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type (43% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Individual direction indicators (20% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (83% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on All direction indicators (41% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Switch (97% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0033% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0084% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.027% fail on Rear reflectors (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.017% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0084% fail on Hazard warning (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Switch (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0017% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0017% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 8.4% fail on Brakes (6.3% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (95% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake discs (96% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.11% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.079% fail on Cable
        • 0.025% fail on Lever
        • 0.010% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0017% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.0017% fail on Pivot
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (22% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (21% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (21% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (26% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0084% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0017% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0017% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (29% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (25% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0067% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (91% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0017% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt
          • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.049% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0067% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0050% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0050% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0033% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0017% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (46% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (sp) (47% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance (52% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.075% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0067% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0050% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0017% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0017% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.080% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.87% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Anti-lock braking system (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Electronic stability control (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.37% fail on Rigid brake pipes (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic systems (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake fluid (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.010% fail on Master cylinder (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0017% fail on Valves
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Pedal (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Hand lever (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake control (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Lever (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.070% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0050% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.010% fail on Servos
      • 0.0033% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0017% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0017% fail on Valves
    • 0.010% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0084% fail on Other components
      • 0.0017% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0017% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition (12% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 7.2% fail on Visibility (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Washers (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (12% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on View to rear (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Mirrors (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Indirect vision devices (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view (29% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.095% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.010% fail on Window (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Bonnet (69% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (84% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Emissions not tested (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on Other emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0067% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0067% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0017% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.015% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition (10% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (25% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.070% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.020% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0084% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0033% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0033% fail on NOx sensor (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0033% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.0017% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.018% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.61% fail on Fluid leaks (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Engine oil leaks (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.017% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0067% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.015% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.012% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0033% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system (78% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Transmission (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Drive shafts (66% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Joints (66% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0084% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.0050% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.022% fail on Prop shafts (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Joints (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Belts
    • 0.41% fail on Fuel system (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on System
      • 0.020% fail on Pipe
      • 0.017% fail on Hose
      • 0.0050% fail on Tank (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Body (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Other body component (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Panel
      • 0.0033% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0017% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.26% fail on Doors (24% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other passenger's door (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.049% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0017% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0017% fail on Catch
      • 0.032% fail on Driver's door (48% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition (57% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0067% fail on Catch
        • 0.0033% fail on Hinge
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Seats
      • 0.035% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.035% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.047% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.013% fail on Bracket
    • 0.035% fail on Undertray
    • 0.017% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.012% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.0050% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0033% fail on Sub-frame condition
        • 0.0017% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.015% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.013% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0017% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0050% fail on Passenger compartment
    • 0.0033% fail on Chassis (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0033% fail on Load security
      • 0.0033% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0033% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0017% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0017% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0017% fail on Floor
  • 0.85% fail on Identification of the vehicle (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plates (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0050% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.77% fail on Steering (60% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Steering linkage components (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Drag link end (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0033% fail on Other components
        • 0.0017% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0017% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0033% fail on Locking devices (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0017% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Other components (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.012% fail on Rams (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0084% fail on Pump (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Steering gear (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Steering rack (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0033% fail on Operation
      • 0.0017% fail on Steering box
    • 0.020% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.018% fail on Steering column
    • 0.017% fail on Steering play (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Steering rack (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0084% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0017% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0017% fail on Motorcycle derived steering systems
      • 0.0017% fail on Head bearings
  • 0.67% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (21% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
      • 0.010% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0033% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.26% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0067% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0033% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels (16% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.037% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.0033% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0017% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0017% fail on Belt(s)/padding
Read the Honest John Review

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