Vauxhall Astra MOT Results

Registered in 2012
69.2% pass rate
from 53,591 tests in 2020
(16% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Astra is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (70% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 9.9% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0093% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0019% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0019% fail on Spring saddle
    • 0.71% fail on Suspension arms (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (26% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.31% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Linkage ball joints (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint dust cover (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0056% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings (36% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Other suspension component (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0093% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0056% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.022% fail on Axles
      • 0.017% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.0056% fail on Axle
    • 0.015% fail on Macpherson strut (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0037% fail on Pins and bushes (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0075% fail on Sub-frames (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0019% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0019% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (7.7% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (10% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (27% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (24% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0056% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0037% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.026% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.26% fail on Direction indicators (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Flashing type (80% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Side repeaters (84% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on All direction indicators (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.13% fail on Horn
      • 0.058% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.017% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0019% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0019% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Switch
      • 0.0037% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0037% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.071% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.058% fail on Daytime running lamps (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.015% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0075% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.0056% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0037% fail on Outline marker lamp
      • 0.0019% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.0056% fail on Hazard warning (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Switch (88% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (13% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes (18% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (68% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Brake pads (68% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.79% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.0075% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.080% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (79% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Cable (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Lever
        • 0.0056% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0019% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance (13% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Service brake performance (18% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt (18% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake performance (22% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0019% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.60% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.0056% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt
          • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0093% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0093% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0056% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0037% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0019% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0019% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.19% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (29% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (sp) (27% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.093% fail on Service brake imbalance (49% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0019% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0019% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.069% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.34% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (58% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability control (90% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.0019% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Hand lever (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Lever (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.052% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.039% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0093% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0037% fail on Valves
    • 0.037% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0019% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.017% fail on Rigid brake pipes (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0037% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0019% fail on Operation
      • 0.0019% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0019% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0019% fail on Other components
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (8.5% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (54% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (28% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass (54% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on View to rear
      • 0.099% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0019% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.0075% fail on Bonnet (84% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (43% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (87% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Fuel system (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Pipe (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on System (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Hose
      • 0.0019% fail on Tank
    • 0.26% fail on Transmission (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Drive shafts (62% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Joints (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Prop shafts (82% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Joints (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Body
      • 0.056% fail on Other body component
      • 0.017% fail on Panel
    • 0.062% fail on Seats
      • 0.052% fail on Driver's seat (85% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.054% fail on Doors (46% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.039% fail on Door condition
      • 0.011% fail on Front passenger's door (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0093% fail on Door condition (75% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0019% fail on Catch
      • 0.0037% fail on Driver's door (87% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Door condition (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Undertray
    • 0.017% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0037% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0037% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0037% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0037% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0037% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0019% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0019% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0019% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0019% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0019% fail on Load security
      • 0.0019% fail on Access panel
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (55% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (74% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Catalyst emissions (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0037% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0037% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.82% fail on Compression ignition (51% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Emission control equipment (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Particulate filter (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.0075% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.0056% fail on Catalytic converter (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.0037% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.032% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0019% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.19% fail on Fluid leaks (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Engine oil leaks (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Other leaks (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0019% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.019% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.019% fail on Undertray
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0019% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.31% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (35% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (44% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0037% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0019% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0019% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.0019% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0019% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment (28% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Condition (68% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.14% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Steering linkage components (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0019% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.022% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.015% fail on Steering gear (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0019% fail on Operation
    • 0.011% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0056% fail on Other components
      • 0.0037% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0019% fail on Operation
    • 0.011% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0075% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0075% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0056% fail on Steering lock (24 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0037% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0037% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.0093% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0093% fail on Speedometer (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.0037% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0019% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0019% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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