Vauxhall Nova MOT Results

Registered in 1991
75.8% pass rate
from 178 tests in 2020
(29% better than other 1991 cars)
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 1991 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 Headlamp aim
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp levelling device (11 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.9% fail on Horn (170% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.2% fail on Hazard warning (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.56% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.56% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.56% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.56% fail on Stop lamp
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.6% fail on Transmission
      • 5.6% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Joints
        • 1.1% fail on Drive shaft (21 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.8% fail on Chassis
      • 2.8% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.56% fail on Doors
      • 0.56% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.56% fail on Door condition
    • 0.56% fail on Floor
    • 0.56% fail on Seats
      • 0.56% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.56% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.56% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 7.9% fail on Suspension
    • 4.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.56% fail on Springs
      • 0.56% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.56% fail on Coil spring
  • 5.6% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.56% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt
          • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.56% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 2.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 1.1% fail on Cable (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.56% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.56% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
  • 2.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.56% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.56% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.56% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.56% fail on Condition

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