Vauxhall Vectra MOT Results

Registered in 2004
46.2% pass rate
from 14,507 tests in 2017
(14% 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.

  • 31% fail on Suspension (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 14% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 11% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment (94% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
      • 0.0069% fail on Presence
    • 13% fail on Coil springs (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 13% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Location
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.083% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0069% fail on Condition
    • 3.5% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts (11% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Front drive shafts (12% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (12% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0069% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.090% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.090% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.94% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.85% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.69% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Condition
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.60% fail on Front suspension joints (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Front (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear (83% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Radius arms (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Component mounting (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Subframe mounting (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.028% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 0.021% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.014% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.014% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.014% fail on Axles
      • 0.014% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.014% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear lamps (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps (13% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp (15% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.021% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.014% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual lamps (65% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters (58% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.021% fail on Switch
        • 0.014% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Fog lamp (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Tell tale (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Battery
    • 0.36% fail on Horn (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
      • 0.041% fail on Lamp
    • 0.034% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 23% fail on Brakes (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 12% fail on Hydraulic systems (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 12% fail on Components (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 10% fail on Pipes (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.014% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0069% fail on Servos
      • 1.2% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Operation (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Rear wheels (87% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Parking brake performance (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.62% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.50% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.014% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.3% fail on Hub components (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.97% fail on ABS
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Restricted movement (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
        • 0.26% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Anti-slip (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.13% fail on Cable
      • 0.055% fail on Lever (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Relay lever (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.028% fail on Additional braking devices (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0069% fail on Warning
      • 0.0069% fail on Operation
      • 0.0069% fail on Components
        • 0.0069% fail on Pipes
      • 0.0069% fail on Leaks
    • 0.028% fail on Locking devices (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 11% fail on Tyres (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Tread depth (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (12% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
    • 0.055% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.014% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Washers (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Windscreen (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Mirrors (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0069% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (62% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust system (90% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Emissions (22% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Fuel system (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on System (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Cap (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Pipe
      • 0.021% fail on Hose
      • 0.014% fail on Tank (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.7% fail on Steering
    • 4.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drag link end (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Steering pivot point (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Steering component
    • 0.53% fail on Power steering (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Other components (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Operation
      • 0.076% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.055% fail on Rams (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.014% fail on Pump
    • 0.21% fail on Steering control (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering column (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0069% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.090% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0069% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (23% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Requirements
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0069% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0069% fail on Belt(s)/padding
      • 0.0069% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.90% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (43% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (43% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers other (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Drivers
    • 0.28% fail on Body condition (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
      • 0.055% fail on Passengers
    • 0.062% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.062% fail on Vehicle structure (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Chassis (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Body security
    • 0.028% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.028% fail on Load security
      • 0.021% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0069% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.67% fail on Road Wheels (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Attachment (86% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Condition
  • 0.014% fail on Towbars
    • 0.014% fail on Towbar
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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