Vauxhall Signum MOT Results

Registered in 2004
46.1% pass rate
from 1,085 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2004 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Signum is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.92% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 8.1% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Mounting (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.092% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.092% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.0% fail on Shock absorbers (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.092% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.092% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings (83% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.092% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.28% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.092% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.7% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.55% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.092% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.92% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.092% fail on Switch
      • 0.092% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.092% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.46% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.18% fail on Horn
      • 0.092% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.092% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.092% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.092% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.092% fail on Switch
    • 0.092% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.092% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.092% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 20% fail on Brakes (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.18% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.092% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.092% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.092% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.092% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.65% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (48% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (87% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Brake pads (85% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.092% fail on Cable
        • 0.092% fail on Lever
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.46% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.92% fail on Flexible brake hoses (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.46% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.28% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.092% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.092% fail on Pedal
      • 0.092% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.18% fail on Lever
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Transmission (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.18% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.18% fail on Joints
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.46% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.28% fail on System
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
      • 0.092% fail on Hose
    • 0.37% fail on Seats
      • 0.37% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.37% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Other body component
    • 0.18% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame condition (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.092% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.092% fail on Door condition
      • 0.092% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.092% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.18% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.092% fail on Chassis
      • 0.092% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.092% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.092% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.092% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.092% fail on Load security
      • 0.092% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.092% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Spark ignition (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 4.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.092% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 3.1% fail on Compression ignition (86% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.92% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.18% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.83% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.092% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.092% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.092% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.092% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.092% fail on Undertray
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 5.2% fail on Washers
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.55% fail on View to rear
      • 0.55% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.46% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.46% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
  • 10% fail on Tyres (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Steering arm (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.92% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.92% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.55% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.092% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.092% fail on Rams
      • 0.092% fail on Other components
    • 0.28% fail on Steering column (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering play
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.092% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.092% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.092% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.092% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.55% fail on Seat belts (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.92% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.92% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.092% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.092% fail on Speedometer
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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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