Vauxhall Nova MOT Results

Registered in 1989
76.5% pass rate
from 166 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Nova is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.0% fail on Horn
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.2% fail on Main beam tell-tale (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 8.4% fail on Suspension
    • 6.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.60% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.60% fail on Springs
      • 0.60% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.60% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.60% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 7.8% fail on Brakes
    • 6.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.2% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 1.2% fail on Actuating linkage mounting (88 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.60% fail on Lever
  • 7.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.2% fail on Transmission
      • 4.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.6% fail on Joints
        • 0.60% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.60% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.60% fail on Joints
    • 0.60% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.60% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.60% fail on Hose
    • 0.60% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.60% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.60% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.60% fail on Body
      • 0.60% fail on Other body component
  • 3.0% fail on Visibility
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.60% fail on Wipers
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.60% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.60% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Tyres
    • 0.60% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.60% fail on Steering
    • 0.60% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.60% fail on Track rod end

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