Vauxhall Vectra MOT Results

Registered in 2004
47.0% pass rate
from 7,935 tests in 2020
(13% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Vectra is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (46% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage
      • 0.076% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 10% fail on Springs (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 10% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 10% fail on Coil spring (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Leaf springs (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Leaf spring
        • 0.013% fail on Spring saddle
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.1% fail on Pins and bushes (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Suspension arm (93% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.67% fail on Wheel bearings (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.025% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.35% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.063% fail on Axles
      • 0.050% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Stub axle
  • 22% fail on Brakes (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (78% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.9% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 4.4% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.050% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.088% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.025% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Rbt (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.96% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Brake linings (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake discs (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.21% fail on Cable
        • 0.076% fail on Lever
        • 0.013% fail on Linkage
        • 0.013% fail on Pivot
        • 0.013% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.29% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.57% fail on Hydraulic systems (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake fluid (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.013% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.013% fail on Valves
    • 0.53% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.50% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.013% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
      • 0.088% fail on Hand lever (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Lever (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.050% fail on Other components
    • 0.013% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.013% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamps (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type (22% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Side repeaters (51% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.013% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.013% fail on Arm
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.58% fail on Horn
      • 0.26% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.025% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.25% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.088% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.088% fail on Switch
    • 0.013% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (13% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust system (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Transmission
      • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.3% fail on Joints
        • 0.025% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.16% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.16% fail on Joints
    • 0.77% fail on Fuel system (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.23% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.063% fail on Hose
      • 0.038% fail on Tank
    • 0.33% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
      • 0.013% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.050% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.19% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
      • 0.025% fail on Panel (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Body condition
    • 0.16% fail on Integral vehicle structure (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame condition (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Boot lid (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Boot lid condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.050% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.038% fail on Chassis (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Chassis condition (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Undertray
    • 0.013% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.013% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.013% fail on Towbar
      • 0.013% fail on Coupling
    • 0.013% fail on Load security
      • 0.013% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.013% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 9.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (22% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Spark ignition (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 3.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (24% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.038% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.025% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.013% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.025% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 2.3% fail on Compression ignition (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (48% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.050% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.038% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.025% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.013% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.025% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.60% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.088% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.038% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.025% fail on Undertray
      • 0.013% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 9.6% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Tread depth (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (19% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers (22% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Washers (22% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on View to rear
      • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.013% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.088% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drag link end (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
        • 0.013% fail on Steering component
        • 0.013% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.78% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.76% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
    • 0.68% fail on Power steering (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Other components (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.088% fail on Rams (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.025% fail on Pump
    • 0.42% fail on Steering play (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering column (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.038% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.013% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.013% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (33% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Requirements
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Prescribed areas (95% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Airbags
      • 0.038% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.88% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.50% fail on Attachment
    • 0.088% fail on Condition
  • 0.050% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.038% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.013% 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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