Vauxhall Cavalier MOT Results

Registered in 1995
58.9% pass rate
from 531 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Cavalier is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (55% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (100% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Springs (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Mounting (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.94% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.94% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.56% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.75% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.38% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.38% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.19% fail on Axles
      • 0.19% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.56% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.19% fail on Horn
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.38% fail on Switch
    • 0.38% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.38% fail on Switch
    • 0.38% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.94% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Cable (9 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.75% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.19% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.19% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.94% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.94% fail on Lever
    • 0.94% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.94% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.38% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.19% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 2.3% fail on Transmission
      • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.1% fail on Joints
      • 0.19% fail on Belts
    • 2.1% fail on Chassis
      • 1.9% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.19% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.38% fail on Tank
      • 0.38% fail on System
      • 0.19% fail on Hose
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe
    • 0.75% fail on Seats
      • 0.38% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.38% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.56% fail on Body
      • 0.56% fail on Panel
    • 0.56% fail on Floor
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.19% fail on Towbar
      • 0.19% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.75% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.19% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.19% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.75% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.38% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.3% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.38% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.38% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear
      • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.9% fail on Prescribed areas (79% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Condition
      • 0.19% fail on Load limiters
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.38% fail on Other components
    • 0.19% fail on Steering wheel
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.56% fail on Attachment

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