Vauxhall Nova MOT Results

Registered in 1988
70.3% pass rate
from 138 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Nova is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.6% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.72% fail on Horn
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.72% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.72% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.72% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.72% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 7.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Springs
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.72% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.72% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.72% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 9.4% fail on Brakes
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 5.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 2.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.72% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.72% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.72% fail on Cable
    • 0.72% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.72% fail on Lever
    • 0.72% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.72% fail on Brake fluid
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.72% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.72% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.72% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.72% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.72% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 4.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.9% fail on Transmission
      • 2.9% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.9% fail on Joints
    • 1.4% fail on Chassis
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.72% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.72% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.72% fail on Pipe
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.72% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.72% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
  • 0.72% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.72% fail on Tyres
    • 0.72% fail on Condition

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