Vauxhall Vectra MOT Results

Registered in 2003
47.0% pass rate
from 4,780 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Vectra is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.67% fail on Pins and bushes (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 10% fail on Springs (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 10% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 10% fail on Coil spring (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 7.9% fail on Suspension arms (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint (28% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint dust cover (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Suspension arm (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Sub-frame (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.36% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.23% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Axles
      • 0.13% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.021% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension unit
  • 22% fail on Brakes (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 4.4% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.063% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.042% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.063% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.042% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.063% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.84% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (51% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt (sp) (50% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance (46% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake performance not tested (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.56% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Cable
        • 0.17% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Linkage (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Pivot
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.31% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.63% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.56% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.042% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.042% fail on Valves
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.27% fail on Lever
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Pedal (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.063% fail on Other components
    • 0.042% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.021% fail on Leaks
      • 0.021% fail on Servos
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (7.9% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamps (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Headlamp (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.063% fail on Matched pair (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (52% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.042% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (23% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (62% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Electrical equipment (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Horn (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Battery(ies) (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.021% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.48% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Switch
    • 0.042% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.042% fail on Switch
    • 0.042% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.042% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.021% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust system (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Transmission (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Drive shafts (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Joints (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.17% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.17% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Driver's seat (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.27% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.13% fail on System
      • 0.063% fail on Pipe
      • 0.042% fail on Tank
      • 0.042% fail on Hose
    • 0.31% fail on Integral vehicle structure (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Sub-frame (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Sub-frame condition (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.25% fail on Doors (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
      • 0.10% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.10% fail on Body
      • 0.084% fail on Other body component
      • 0.021% fail on Panel
    • 0.10% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.084% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.021% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.10% fail on Undertray
    • 0.063% fail on Chassis (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Chassis condition (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Towbar
      • 0.042% fail on Towbar condition (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.021% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Bracket
    • 0.021% fail on Load security
      • 0.021% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.021% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 10% fail on Visibility (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Washers (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on View to rear
      • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.042% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Spark ignition (17% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (22% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.063% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.021% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.021% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.021% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.021% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.86% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.063% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.063% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.042% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.021% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.77% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.61% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.042% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.042% fail on Undertray
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear (57% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Operation
      • 0.021% fail on Steering box
    • 0.92% fail on Power steering (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Operation (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.084% fail on Rams (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pump
    • 0.52% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Electronic power steering (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.021% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.021% fail on Steering column
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (36% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Requirements
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.65% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Airbags
      • 0.063% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle (52% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates (52% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.79% fail on Road Wheels (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 0.021% fail on Hubs
  • 0.021% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.021% fail on Anchorages
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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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