Vauxhall Nova MOT Results

Registered in 1989
73.7% pass rate
from 175 tests in 2017
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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Nova is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 9.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 7.4% fail on Component mounting
      • 4.6% fail on Spring mounting (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.9% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.9% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.7% fail on Rear
      • 0.57% fail on Front
    • 1.1% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment (26 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment
    • 0.57% fail on General condition
    • 0.57% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.57% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.57% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.1% fail on Components
        • 4.0% fail on Hoses
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes
    • 0.57% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.57% fail on Pedal
        • 0.57% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.57% fail on Operation
    • 0.57% fail on Hub components
      • 0.57% fail on Brake calipers
  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (44% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Front lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.1% fail on Lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Switch
      • 0.57% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.57% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.57% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.57% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 1.1% fail on Horn
  • 6.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.6% fail on Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.57% fail on Hose
      • 0.57% fail on Cap
  • 5.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.9% fail on Body condition
    • 1.7% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 1.1% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.57% fail on Body security
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.57% fail on Steering control
      • 0.57% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas

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