Vauxhall Meriva MOT Results

Registered in 2004
41.8% pass rate
from 9,050 tests in 2020
(24% worse than other 2004 cars)
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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Meriva is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Suspension (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Ball joint (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins and bushes (29% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Suspension arm (54% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (77% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (95% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bar (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 10.0% fail on Springs (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 10.0% fail on Coil springs (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 10.0% fail on Coil spring (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Sub-frame (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.64% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.022% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
    • 0.011% fail on Axles
      • 0.011% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Stop lamp (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Direction indicators (74% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Flashing type (74% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Side repeaters (44% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on All direction indicators (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Position lamp (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (27% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp levelling device (92% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment (46% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Battery(ies) (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Horn
      • 0.044% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.76% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.088% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.055% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.055% fail on Switch
    • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.011% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.011% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 20% fail on Brakes (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Rigid brake pipes (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance (17% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (25% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (21% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.044% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.033% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.99% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake performance not tested (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Brake pads (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.5% fail on Brake discs and drums (95% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake discs (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.20% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.18% fail on Cable
        • 0.033% fail on Lever
    • 0.57% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Anti-lock braking system (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Electronic stability control (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.30% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
      • 0.077% fail on Hand lever (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Parking brake control (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Lever (70% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.022% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.044% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.044% fail on Servos
    • 0.011% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.011% fail on Additional braking device
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Transmission (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 9.6% fail on Joints (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.022% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.46% fail on Prop shafts (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Joints (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Tank
      • 0.044% fail on Hose
    • 0.41% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
      • 0.099% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.088% fail on Door condition
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
      • 0.055% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.055% fail on Door condition
    • 0.27% fail on Integral vehicle structure (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame condition (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (77% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Engine mounting condition (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Chassis (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Chassis condition (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Towbar
      • 0.055% fail on Towbar condition (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Body (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Other body component (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Panel
    • 0.055% fail on Seats (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Driver's seat (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Passenger's seat (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.011% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.011% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.011% fail on Load security
      • 0.011% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.011% fail on Other tailgate component
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Spark ignition (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.033% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.011% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.011% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.96% fail on Compression ignition (43% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (60% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.077% fail on Emissions not tested (61% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.033% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on NOx sensor
    • 0.85% fail on Fluid leaks (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Other leaks (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.022% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.022% fail on Undertray
  • 9.9% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Steering linkage components (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Drag link end (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Other components
        • 0.044% fail on Steering linkage (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.62% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.56% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.055% fail on Operation
    • 0.59% fail on Prescribed areas (29 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Electronic power steering (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
    • 0.088% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.033% fail on Universal joint
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Washers (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.022% fail on Bonnet (89% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Condition (61% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.44% fail on Size/type
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Condition (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Requirements
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.35% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Airbags
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.64% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.011% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Attachment (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Condition
  • 0.022% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.022% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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