Vauxhall Cavalier MOT Results

Registered in 1989
57.1% pass rate
from 56 tests in 2020
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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Cavalier is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 16% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Springs (7 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Coil spring (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Mounting
      • 1.8% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.6% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.8% fail on Sub-frame
      • 1.8% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Hazard warning (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.8% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.8% fail on Horn
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.8% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.8% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 1.8% fail on Cable
    • 1.8% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.8% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.8% fail on Lever
  • 8.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.4% fail on Transmission
      • 5.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 5.4% fail on Joints
    • 1.8% fail on Chassis
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
  • 8.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.8% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility
    • 1.8% fail on Condition of glass
      • 1.8% fail on Windscreen
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
  • 5.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.4% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.8% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth

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