Vauxhall Signum MOT Results

Registered in 2003
48.5% pass rate
from 369 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Signum is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.81% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 7.9% fail on Springs (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Coil spring (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Mounting
    • 4.3% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.54% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.54% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.27% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
  • 22% fail on Brakes (45% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Rigid brake pipes (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.27% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.81% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.54% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.54% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 5.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.27% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.27% fail on Lever
    • 1.4% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.4% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
      • 0.27% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.54% fail on Lever
    • 0.54% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.27% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.27% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.54% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.54% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.27% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.2% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Side repeaters
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.54% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.27% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.27% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 11% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.27% fail on Joints
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.81% fail on Seats
      • 0.81% fail on Driver's seat (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.27% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.27% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.27% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.27% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.27% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.27% fail on Towbar
      • 0.27% fail on Other towbar components
  • 10% fail on Tyres
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Size/type
  • 8.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Washers
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.27% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.27% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 3.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 2.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.27% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.27% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.81% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.81% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.54% fail on Noise suppression (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.27% fail on Undertray
  • 3.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.81% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.81% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.81% fail on Power steering
      • 0.54% fail on Operation
      • 0.27% fail on Rams
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.27% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.54% fail on Attachment
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  • Vauxhall Signum (2003 - 2008)
    Plushly equipped alternative to an executive saloon. Versatile rear seating, stacks of room and some decent engines. Cheap to buy.

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