Vauxhall Vectra MOT Results

Registered in 2002
50.3% pass rate
from 3,130 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Vectra is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (19% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (76% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint (70% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage
      • 0.064% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.6% fail on Springs (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Coil spring (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.064% fail on Suspension arm (79% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.77% fail on Macpherson strut (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.73% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (76% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.26% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.096% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.48% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.096% fail on Axles
      • 0.096% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.096% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 22% fail on Brakes (40% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (95% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (99% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.032% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (37% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (36% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.96% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.58% fail on Brake performance not tested (93% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (55% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Lever
        • 0.032% fail on Linkage
        • 0.032% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.032% fail on Pivot
    • 4.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.64% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal
      • 0.32% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.64% fail on Lever
    • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.35% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.032% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.38% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.032% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.032% fail on Other components
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (10% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.032% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (56% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.032% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (52% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters (52% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.86% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.86% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.096% fail on Switch
    • 0.64% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.35% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.16% fail on Horn (71% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.032% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.032% fail on Switch
    • 0.032% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.032% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust system (81% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Transmission
      • 3.6% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.6% fail on Joints
        • 0.032% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.096% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.096% fail on Joints
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.29% fail on Tank
      • 0.29% fail on Pipe
      • 0.13% fail on System
      • 0.064% fail on Hose
    • 0.42% fail on Seats
      • 0.38% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.032% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.064% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.064% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (92% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.096% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.064% fail on Other boot lid component (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Chassis (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Chassis condition (85% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Doors (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Other passenger's door (81% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Door condition (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Towbar
      • 0.032% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.032% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.032% fail on Body
      • 0.032% fail on Other body component
    • 0.032% fail on Load security
      • 0.032% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.032% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.032% fail on Floor
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (39% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Spark ignition (45% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (47% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (46% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested (64% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.064% fail on Oxygen sensor (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.032% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.45% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.032% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.83% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.096% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Other leaks
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres (29% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Tread depth (42% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.29% fail on View to rear
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.096% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.096% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Other components
        • 0.032% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.032% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.6% fail on Steering gear (80% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack (88% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pipes and hoses (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.096% fail on Rams (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Steering play
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.26% fail on Electronic power steering (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Steering column
    • 0.064% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.032% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.032% fail on Universal joint
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (33% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Condition
      • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Attachment
    • 0.032% fail on Airbags
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.99% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 0.032% fail on Condition
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  • Vauxhall Vectra (2002 - 2008)
    Far better than previous Vectra. Now with decent handling and an excellent ride. Plenty of safety kit. Roomy in the front. Big boot. Good looks.

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