Vauxhall Cavalier MOT Results

Registered in 1994
56.4% pass rate
from 587 tests in 2017
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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Cavalier is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (34% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 14% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Component mounting (88% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Subframe mounting (190% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Drive shafts (60% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Front drive shafts (60% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (62% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 3.1% fail on Coil springs (180% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Location
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.85% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.51% fail on Attachment
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.0% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.51% fail on Front
      • 0.51% fail on Rear
    • 0.68% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.34% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (82% better than other 1994 cars)
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.51% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.8% fail on Components
        • 5.1% fail on Pipes
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
      • 0.34% fail on Leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.34% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.17% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical components (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Cable (9 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS
    • 0.51% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.51% fail on Pedal
        • 0.34% fail on Condition
        • 0.17% fail on Anti-slip
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (23% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.34% fail on Rear lamps (80% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.34% fail on Individual lamps (79% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (64% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.17% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.0% fail on Battery
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Fog lamp (79% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.85% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Horn
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.5% fail on Emissions
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Fuel system (130% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Tank
      • 0.34% fail on Hose (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Cap
      • 0.34% fail on System
    • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 6.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 6.1% fail on Prescribed areas (54% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.51% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 7.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.51% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.9% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.9% fail on Chassis
    • 2.2% fail on Body condition
    • 0.17% fail on Body security
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (50% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.17% fail on Steering control
      • 0.17% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
    • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.51% fail on Towbars
    • 0.34% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.17% fail on Towbar

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