Vauxhall Vectra MOT Results

Registered in 2005
47.1% pass rate
from 18,336 tests in 2017
(18% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Vectra is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Suspension (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 14% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 11% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 13% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 13% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Location
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Fitment
    • 2.9% fail on Drive shafts (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front drive shafts (19% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (19% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Couplings
        • 0.011% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.065% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.065% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.67% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.64% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Front (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Front suspension joints (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Radius arms (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Condition
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.087% fail on Sub-frames (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas (98% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.0055% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.0055% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.011% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.011% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 0.0055% fail on General condition
    • 0.0055% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.0055% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0055% fail on Axles
      • 0.0055% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.0055% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Front lamps (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear lamps (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.060% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.016% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0055% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.016% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual lamps (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Side repeaters (44% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.10% fail on Tell tales (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.74% fail on Fog lamp (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 0.52% fail on Battery
    • 0.27% fail on Horn (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.098% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.027% fail on Lamp
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Tell tale
  • 22% fail on Brakes (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 10% fail on Components (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 9.5% fail on Pipes (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Reservoirs (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.011% fail on Servos
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Operation (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Rear wheels (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.9% fail on Hub components (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0055% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.0% fail on ABS
    • 0.67% fail on Parking brake (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
      • 0.0055% fail on Fitment
    • 0.39% fail on Restricted movement (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.19% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Anti-slip (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.15% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.098% fail on Cable (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Lever
      • 0.0055% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0055% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.044% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.027% fail on Components
        • 0.022% fail on Pipes (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Servos
      • 0.0055% fail on Operation
  • 12% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Tread depth (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Windscreen (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Emissions (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Cap (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Pipe (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Tank (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 5.0% fail on Steering (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Steering system (22% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Steering rack (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Free play (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drag link end (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Steering pivot point (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Steering box
    • 0.59% fail on Power steering (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.071% fail on Rams (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.022% fail on Pipes and hoses (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0055% fail on Pump
    • 0.11% fail on Steering control (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Steering column (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.011% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.011% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.0055% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.071% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0055% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
      • 0.011% fail on Installation check
        • 0.011% fail on Belt(s)/padding
      • 0.0055% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.89% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers front (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers other (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Drivers
    • 0.27% fail on Body condition (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
      • 0.055% fail on Passengers
    • 0.044% fail on Load security
      • 0.038% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0055% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.038% fail on Speedometer (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Body security
    • 0.027% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0055% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0055% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0055% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.65% fail on Road Wheels (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Attachment (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.011% fail on Towbars
    • 0.011% 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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