Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 2009
59.7% pass rate
from 53,209 tests in 2017
(23% 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.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 14% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 14% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Location (79% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage condition (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Condition (99% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0038% fail on Presence
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on Shock absorbers (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Drive shafts (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Front drive shafts (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Constant velocity joints (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0019% fail on Couplings
    • 0.37% fail on Trailing arms (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Tie bars/rods (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0019% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Front (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Rear (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Front suspension joints (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Axle beam (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Swivel joints/housing (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on King pins
      • 0.0019% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.039% fail on Bonded suspension (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Attachment
    • 0.034% fail on Macpherson strut (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0056% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0094% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0094% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0038% fail on General condition
    • 0.0038% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0038% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0038% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.0019% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0019% fail on Attachment
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps (41% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0094% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0038% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0038% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0056% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0038% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (92% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0019% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0038% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0019% fail on Switch
      • 0.0019% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (9.9% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front lamps (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Rear lamps (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on All position lamps (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Horn (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Direction indicators (45% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Flashing type (45% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Individual lamps (24% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on All direction indicators (46% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Switch
      • 0.0019% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0019% fail on Switch
    • 0.63% fail on Battery (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Fog lamp (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.017% fail on Hazard warning (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0056% fail on Switch (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0019% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.041% fail on Valve stem (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0019% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.6% fail on Brakes
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components (34% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.034% fail on Brake back plates (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (18% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Rear wheels (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Parking brake performance (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake imbalance (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.021% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0075% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.55% fail on ABS (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Hydraulic systems (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Components (55% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pipes (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Hoses
        • 0.026% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0038% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.062% fail on Leaks
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
      • 0.011% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.070% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.070% fail on Pedal
        • 0.055% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.055% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.047% fail on Cable
      • 0.0056% fail on Lever
      • 0.0019% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.055% fail on Restricted movement (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Electronic stability system (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0019% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0019% fail on Operation
    • 0.0019% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (11% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Washers (66% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Windscreen (24% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Bonnet (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0038% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Emissions (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Fuel system (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on System
      • 0.030% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0075% fail on Tank
      • 0.0038% fail on Hose
    • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.84% fail on Registration plates and VIN (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.57% fail on Steering (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Steering system (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Track rod end (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Steering rack (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Free play
        • 0.015% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.013% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0038% fail on Other components
        • 0.0038% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0019% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering (41% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Operation (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Other components
      • 0.011% fail on Rams
      • 0.0056% fail on Drive system (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0038% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0038% fail on Pump
    • 0.034% fail on Steering control
      • 0.024% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0038% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0038% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.032% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0056% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.57% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (28% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Body condition (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Seats (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.023% fail on Body security
    • 0.013% fail on Load security
      • 0.0056% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0038% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0038% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.0019% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0019% fail on Chassis
  • 0.49% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0075% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0056% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0038% fail on Belt(s)/padding
        • 0.0019% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.20% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0056% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.058% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.0019% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0019% fail on Towbar
Read the Honest John Review

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    Good combination of ride quality, steering and safe handling. Strong yet economical 1.4 turbo engine. Frugal CDTi diesels. Neatly styled interior.
  • Vauxhall Astra (2004 - 2009)
    Sharp looks, comfortable motorway cruiser, responsive and economical engines, durable interior materials, lots on the second hand market.

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