Vauxhall Cavalier MOT Results

Registered in 1995
56.2% pass rate
from 699 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Cavalier is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (27% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Prescribed areas (57% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.9% fail on Spring mounting (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Subframe mounting (140% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Coil springs (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Location (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Suspension arms (74% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
      • 0.14% fail on Presence
    • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.3% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.3% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.86% fail on Front
      • 0.14% fail on Rear
    • 0.72% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.72% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.14% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamp aim (46% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.14% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters (150% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.29% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Battery
    • 0.86% fail on Horn
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.86% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.2% fail on Components
        • 4.3% fail on Pipes
        • 2.3% fail on Hoses
      • 0.43% fail on Leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
    • 1.3% fail on ABS
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical components (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Cable (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Hub components (65% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.6% fail on Emissions
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on Pipe (190% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Cap
      • 0.14% fail on System
    • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.72% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 6.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.7% fail on Prescribed areas (52% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.14% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 4.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.9% fail on Body condition
    • 2.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis
  • 3.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.29% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Drive system
      • 0.14% fail on Pump
    • 0.14% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.29% fail on Towbars
    • 0.14% fail on Towbar
    • 0.14% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment

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