Vauxhall Vectra MOT Results

Registered in 2003
45.9% pass rate
from 9,818 tests in 2017
(11% 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.

  • 30% fail on Suspension (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 13% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 10.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
      • 0.010% fail on Presence
    • 12% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 12% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Location
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.020% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Drive shafts (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Front drive shafts (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (19% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Couplings
      • 0.15% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Trailing arms (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
      • 0.010% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.68% fail on Front suspension joints (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Tie bars/rods (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Condition
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
    • 0.64% fail on Wheel bearings (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Front (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Radius arms (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Component mounting (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Subframe mounting (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 0.041% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
    • 0.020% fail on Axles
      • 0.010% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.010% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.010% fail on General condition
    • 0.010% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.010% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.010% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (5.5% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.031% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.020% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.010% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.010% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.010% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.010% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.020% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps (17% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Front lamps (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear lamps (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Individual lamps (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Side repeaters (45% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.041% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Battery (38% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Fog lamp (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 0.26% fail on Horn (59% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.092% fail on Hazard warning (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Switch
      • 0.010% fail on Lamp
    • 0.041% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.031% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 24% fail on Brakes (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 13% fail on Hydraulic systems (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 12% fail on Components (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 11% fail on Pipes (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Hoses (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.051% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.031% fail on Servos
      • 1.3% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Rear wheels (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Parking brake performance (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels (26% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.49% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.49% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.8% fail on Hub components (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake calipers (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Restricted movement (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.21% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.18% fail on Cable
      • 0.020% fail on Lever
      • 0.010% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
        • 0.18% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.031% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.020% fail on Components
        • 0.010% fail on Pipes
        • 0.010% fail on Servos
      • 0.010% fail on Leaks
    • 0.031% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.010% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.010% fail on Operation
  • 12% fail on Tyres (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Tread depth (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type
    • 0.081% fail on Valve stem
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Exhaust system (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Emissions
    • 0.96% fail on Fuel system (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Cap (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on System
      • 0.092% fail on Pipe
      • 0.041% fail on Hose
      • 0.020% fail on Tank (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Washers (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.44% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.7% fail on Steering
    • 4.2% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
        • 0.010% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.010% fail on Steering component
      • 0.010% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Operation (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rams (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic power steering (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.031% fail on Drive system
    • 0.18% fail on Steering operation (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering control
      • 0.092% fail on Steering column (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.010% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.010% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.020% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.020% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Requirements
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment
      • 0.041% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Installation check
        • 0.010% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.010% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.84% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.010% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 2.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.3% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drivers (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Passengers
    • 0.37% fail on Body condition (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Doors (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.12% fail on Vehicle structure (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Chassis (68% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Body security
    • 0.051% fail on Load security
      • 0.051% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.031% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.010% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.71% fail on Road Wheels (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Attachment (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2003 cars)
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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