Vauxhall Signum MOT Results

Registered in 2005
51.2% pass rate
from 1,210 tests in 2020
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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Signum is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.99% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage
    • 7.9% fail on Springs (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Coil springs (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Coil spring (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.083% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Shock absorbers (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.41% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.33% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.083% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.33% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.33% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.083% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.083% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.083% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 19% fail on Brakes (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.66% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.83% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt
          • 0.74% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.083% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.74% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.50% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Brake pads (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake discs (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.17% fail on Cable
    • 1.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.83% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.33% fail on Lever
    • 0.33% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.083% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.083% fail on Pedal
    • 0.083% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.083% fail on Leaks
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.083% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.083% fail on Switch
    • 0.83% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.58% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.17% fail on Horn
      • 0.083% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.17% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.17% fail on Main beam tell-tale (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust system (87% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Transmission
      • 3.7% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.7% fail on Joints
      • 0.17% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.17% fail on Joints
    • 0.66% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on System
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.17% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.083% fail on Tank
    • 0.41% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.33% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
      • 0.083% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.083% fail on Door condition
      • 0.083% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.083% fail on Door condition
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.083% fail on Towbar
      • 0.083% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.083% fail on Body
      • 0.083% fail on Body condition
    • 0.083% fail on Load security
      • 0.083% fail on Access panel
    • 0.083% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 9.8% fail on Tyres (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.3% fail on Condition (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 9.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.50% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.083% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 3.4% fail on Compression ignition (94% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.17% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.083% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.083% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.083% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.083% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.83% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.50% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 8.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.50% fail on View to rear
      • 0.50% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.33% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.083% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.083% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.25% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.083% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Steering play (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
    • 0.17% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.58% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
      • 0.083% fail on Requirements
  • 0.74% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.50% fail on Attachment
    • 0.083% fail on Condition
  • 0.17% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (19 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Speedometer (20 times worse than other 2005 cars)
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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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