Vauxhall Meriva MOT Results

Registered in 2005
42.5% pass rate
from 9,725 tests in 2020
(26% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Meriva is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Suspension (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Ball joint (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.062% fail on Suspension arm (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.062% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 9.9% fail on Springs (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 9.8% fail on Coil spring (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Other suspension component (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.62% fail on Sub-frames (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.051% fail on Axles
      • 0.051% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Stop lamp (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.52% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp levelling device (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.010% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps (25% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Position lamp (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Horn
      • 0.041% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.093% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.031% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 0.031% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.031% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 19% fail on Brakes (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (13% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (33% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (29% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.021% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 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)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.010% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.82% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Brake performance not tested (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake discs (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.26% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.21% fail on Cable
        • 0.041% fail on Lever
        • 0.010% fail on Linkage
    • 0.38% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.38% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Anti-lock braking system (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever (65% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake control (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Lever (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.010% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.031% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
    • 0.021% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.010% fail on Leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Servos
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (81% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 9.0% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Flexible couplings (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.48% fail on Prop shafts (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust system (87% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.30% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.082% fail on Pipe
      • 0.021% fail on Hose
      • 0.010% fail on Tank
    • 0.36% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
      • 0.10% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
      • 0.082% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.082% fail on Door condition
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.21% fail on Engine mounting (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting condition (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Bracket (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Integral vehicle structure (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.031% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.082% fail on Body (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Panel
      • 0.041% fail on Other body component (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Chassis (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Chassis condition (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Towbar
      • 0.051% fail on Towbar condition (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.051% fail on Undertray
    • 0.021% fail on Seats (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Passenger's seat (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.010% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 9.5% fail on Steering (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Steering linkage components (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Track rod end (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drag link end (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
        • 0.021% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.010% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.72% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.69% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.021% fail on Operation
      • 0.010% fail on Steering box
    • 0.57% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Operation (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
    • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas (16 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.031% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.021% fail on Steering column
    • 0.010% fail on Steering wheel
  • 9.2% fail on Visibility (22% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Washers (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.010% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.093% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.093% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.010% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Spark ignition (48% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.031% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.021% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.010% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition (29% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (46% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.031% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.021% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.010% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Engine oil leaks (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other leaks (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.010% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.010% fail on Undertray
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.81% fail on Condition (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Requirements
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (86% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.64% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.072% fail on Condition
  • 0.021% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.010% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.010% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.010% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.010% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.010% fail on Speed limiter
  • 0.010% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.010% fail on Doors
      • 0.010% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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