Vauxhall Cavalier MOT Results

Registered in 1994
61.6% pass rate
from 419 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Cavalier is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (41% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.1% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.72% fail on Mounting (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.48% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.48% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.24% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Transmission
      • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.8% fail on Joints
    • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.95% fail on Pipe
      • 0.48% fail on Hose
      • 0.24% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.72% fail on Floor
    • 0.48% fail on Body
      • 0.48% fail on Other body component
    • 0.48% fail on Seats
      • 0.48% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.24% fail on Towbar
      • 0.24% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.24% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.72% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.48% fail on Horn
      • 0.24% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.95% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (70% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp (77% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.24% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.48% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Cable (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Linkage
      • 0.95% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.95% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.48% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.24% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.24% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.2% fail on Lever
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.48% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.24% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.24% fail on Leaks
    • 0.24% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.24% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.24% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.5% fail on Spark ignition (54% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (75% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.48% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Other leaks
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.48% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.48% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering
      • 0.24% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.24% fail on Other components
    • 0.24% fail on Steering play
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 0.95% fail on Condition
    • 0.95% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment

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