Vauxhall Vectra MOT Results

Registered in 1998
53.4% pass rate
from 640 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Vectra is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (88% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.63% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.78% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.63% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.16% fail on Horn
    • 0.63% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 0.16% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.16% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (89% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 15% fail on Exhaust emissions (92% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 14% fail on Spark ignition (95% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 9.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (63% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.16% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.16% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.78% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (21 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 1.7% fail on Fluid leaks (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Engine oil leaks (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.16% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.16% fail on Undertray
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.94% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake imbalance (74% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (89% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.94% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.94% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.94% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.78% fail on Lever
    • 0.63% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal
      • 0.31% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.63% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.47% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.31% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 4.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.78% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (45% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Springs
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.8% fail on Coil spring (86% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.31% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.16% fail on Axles
      • 0.16% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.16% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust system (64% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Chassis
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.78% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Hose (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Tank
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (61% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (57% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Joints (57% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.94% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.47% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.31% fail on Seats
      • 0.31% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.16% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.16% fail on Body
      • 0.16% fail on Panel
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.31% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear
      • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 0.78% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.78% fail on Steering (79% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Power steering
      • 0.31% fail on Other components
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.31% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.31% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
  • 0.16% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.16% fail on Speedometer

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