Vauxhall Meriva MOT Results

Registered in 2008
49.5% pass rate
from 10,836 tests in 2020
(25% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Meriva is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.092% fail on Linkage (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.4% fail on Springs (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Coil springs (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Coil spring (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (18% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.028% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.89% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Sub-frame (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0092% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0092% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.074% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Axles
      • 0.046% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.0092% fail on Axle
    • 0.046% fail on Macpherson strut (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0092% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0092% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Stop lamp (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.38% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Position lamp (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.96% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.49% fail on Battery(ies) (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Horn (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.055% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.055% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Brakes (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Brake pads (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Brake discs (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Brake drums (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.083% fail on Cable
        • 0.037% fail on Lever
        • 0.0092% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0092% fail on Relay lever
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (20% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (20% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (19% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.87% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt
          • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.074% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0092% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.80% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt (sp) (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0092% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0092% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.44% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.51% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability control (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake control (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Lever
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.018% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0092% fail on Valves
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.018% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
  • 8.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Transmission
      • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.2% fail on Joints
        • 0.0092% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.083% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.083% fail on Joints
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0092% fail on System
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.065% fail on Bracket (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Doors (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.055% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0092% fail on Hinge
      • 0.037% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.028% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0092% fail on Hinge
      • 0.0092% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0092% fail on Door condition
    • 0.055% fail on Towbar (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Towbar condition (34 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Body
      • 0.037% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0092% fail on Panel
    • 0.037% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.028% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.028% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.0092% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.028% fail on Seats (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.028% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.028% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0092% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0092% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0092% fail on Load security
      • 0.0092% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0092% fail on Other tailgate component
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 8.2% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.074% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
        • 0.0092% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0092% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0092% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0092% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas (64 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering gear (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Steering rack (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.0092% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Steering coupling (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Universal joint (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.028% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0092% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0092% fail on Steering lock
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Spark ignition (85% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.028% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.018% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0092% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.84% fail on Compression ignition (53% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (43% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (68% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (70% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.074% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.037% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.73% fail on Fluid leaks (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Engine oil leaks (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0092% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.0092% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0092% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0092% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.018% fail on Bonnet (88% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.59% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.037% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
      • 0.028% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0092% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.10% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Airbags
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.53% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (67% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.0092% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0092% fail on Anchorages
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