Vauxhall Vectra MOT Results

Registered in 2002
47.7% pass rate
from 6,576 tests in 2017
(5.5% worse than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Vectra is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 12% fail on Registration plate lamp (61% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.8% fail on Position lamps (20% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.030% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.061% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.030% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.076% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.030% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.015% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.046% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.33% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters (57% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Switch
      • 0.015% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.015% fail on Arm
    • 0.94% fail on Battery
    • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Fog lamp (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.061% fail on Switch
    • 0.27% fail on Horn (59% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
      • 0.015% fail on Lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.030% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 26% fail on Suspension (21% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (86% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 10.0% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Location
    • 4.2% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.2% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.2% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.076% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.076% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms (15% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.076% fail on Condition
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers (27% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (28% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Trailing arms (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.85% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
    • 0.73% fail on Front suspension joints (52% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Wheel bearings (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Front
      • 0.14% fail on Rear (87% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Tie bars/rods (86% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Component mounting (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Subframe mounting (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.061% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment
    • 0.24% fail on Radius arms (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.046% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.015% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.015% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Axles
      • 0.015% fail on Axle beam
  • 23% fail on Brakes (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 12% fail on Hydraulic systems (82% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 11% fail on Components (84% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 9.9% fail on Pipes (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses (30% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.015% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.88% fail on Leaks (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.091% fail on Operation
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Rear wheels (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Front wheels (19% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance (33% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.046% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.030% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 3.9% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.27% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.030% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical components (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
    • 0.88% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.88% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake control components (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal (63% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.046% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.015% fail on Components
        • 0.015% fail on Pipes
      • 0.015% fail on Leaks
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (45% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust system (60% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Emissions (37% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system (37% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Cap
      • 0.33% fail on System
      • 0.29% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
      • 0.015% fail on Hose
  • 11% fail on Tyres (16% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Tread depth (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
    • 0.046% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.030% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 9.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.90% fail on Windscreen (45% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.015% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 5.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering system (19% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack (56% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Steering arm (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Free play
        • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.046% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.030% fail on Other components
        • 0.030% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Electronic power steering (15 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Rams (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Drive system
    • 0.14% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.11% fail on Steering control
      • 0.076% fail on Steering column
      • 0.015% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.015% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.015% fail on Universal joint
  • 2.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (39% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (80% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Requirements
      • 0.091% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (30% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (60% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Seats
      • 0.33% fail on Drivers (76% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Passengers
    • 0.33% fail on Body condition (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Doors (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle structure (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Body security
    • 0.061% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.030% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.030% fail on Load security
      • 0.015% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.015% fail on Tailgate
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.67% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.59% fail on Attachment (77% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Condition
  • 0.030% fail on Towbars
    • 0.015% fail on Towbar
    • 0.015% fail on Vehicle structure
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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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