Vauxhall Vectra MOT Results

Registered in 2005
47.2% pass rate
from 11,697 tests in 2020
(16% 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.

  • 25% fail on Suspension (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage
      • 0.043% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0085% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 9.7% fail on Springs (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 9.7% fail on Coil spring (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Mounting
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms (14% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Pins and bushes (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Suspension arm (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.8% fail on Shock absorbers (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0085% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.33% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.29% fail on Sub-frame (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0085% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0085% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0085% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.085% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.077% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0085% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.026% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0085% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.085% fail on Axles
      • 0.077% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.0085% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.085% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (93% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 23% fail on Brakes (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (54% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (88% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0085% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.81% fail on Service brake imbalance (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.0085% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.060% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.085% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.051% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.034% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.80% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0085% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0085% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.60% fail on Brake performance not tested (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Brake pads (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake discs (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.11% fail on Cable
        • 0.094% fail on Lever
        • 0.026% fail on Linkage
        • 0.017% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0085% fail on Rod
        • 0.0085% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.26% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.57% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.50% fail on Flexible brake hoses (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic systems (99% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake fluid (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0085% fail on Servos
      • 0.0085% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Lever
      • 0.0085% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.077% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.043% fail on Leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Servos
      • 0.0085% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.043% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.034% fail on Other components
      • 0.0085% fail on Additional braking device
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamps (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Headlamp (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp levelling device (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (81% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0085% fail on Switch
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (11% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp (14% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.90% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.068% fail on Switch
      • 0.0085% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0085% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.66% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.35% fail on Horn
      • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Battery(ies) (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Main beam tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0085% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0085% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0085% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0085% fail on Switch
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Transmission (13% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.0% fail on Joints
        • 0.017% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.15% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.15% fail on Joints
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Hose (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Tank (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Doors
      • 0.35% fail on Front passenger's door (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Door condition (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0085% fail on Catch
      • 0.026% fail on Driver's door (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Door condition (81% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0085% fail on Catch
    • 0.26% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.094% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.10% fail on Body (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0085% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.0085% fail on Panel
    • 0.094% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.051% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.043% fail on Bracket
    • 0.077% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.077% fail on Boot lid condition (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Undertray
    • 0.026% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0085% fail on Safety device
      • 0.0085% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.0085% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.017% fail on Integral vehicle structure (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.017% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.017% fail on Chassis (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Chassis condition (93% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Passenger compartment (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0085% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0085% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0085% fail on Floor
  • 9.8% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Tread depth (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Size/type
  • 9.1% fail on Visibility (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.35% fail on View to rear
      • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0085% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.27% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Spark ignition (14% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.060% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.026% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.017% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0085% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 3.0% fail on Compression ignition (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (54% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.017% fail on Particulate filter (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0085% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0085% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0085% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.060% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.060% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.034% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.62% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.40% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Other leaks (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.017% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.017% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0085% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.0085% fail on Undertray
  • 4.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Drag link end (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Steering component (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Steering linkage (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0085% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0085% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0085% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.0085% fail on Linkages
    • 0.68% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.66% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0085% fail on Operation
      • 0.0085% fail on Steering box
    • 0.60% fail on Power steering (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Other components (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Rams (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0085% fail on Pump
    • 0.60% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.051% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0085% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (54% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Seat belts (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Requirements
    • 0.043% fail on Airbags
      • 0.043% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.86% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0085% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.66% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Condition
  • 0.043% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Speedometer (4 times worse than other 2005 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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