Vauxhall Vectra MOT Results

Registered in 2006
49.9% pass rate
from 18,478 tests in 2020
(15% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Vectra is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (48% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (53% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage
      • 0.054% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 11% fail on Springs (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 11% fail on Coil springs (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 11% fail on Coil spring (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0054% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0054% fail on Spring saddle
    • 3.0% fail on Shock absorbers (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0054% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.52% fail on Wheel bearings (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.076% fail on Ball joint (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.022% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension rods (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.087% fail on Axles (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.070% fail on Sub-frames (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.011% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0054% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 20% fail on Brakes (65% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance (39% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (50% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.081% fail on Plate brake tester (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.049% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.032% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0054% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0054% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (16% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (16% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (18% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0054% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0054% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0054% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.71% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0054% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0054% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.50% fail on Brake performance not tested (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (49% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (78% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Brake pads (78% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.28% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
        • 0.11% fail on Lever (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0054% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.0054% fail on Pivot
    • 0.93% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.89% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.076% fail on Electronic stability control (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Reservoirs (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0054% fail on Servos
      • 0.0054% fail on Valves
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.35% fail on Flexible brake hoses (53% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Lever (51% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
    • 0.016% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0054% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0054% fail on Servos
      • 0.0054% fail on Valves
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps (10% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp (12% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.022% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.011% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters (52% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.011% fail on Switch
      • 0.0054% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0054% fail on Arm
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0054% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0054% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.51% fail on Electrical equipment (27% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Horn (40% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Battery(ies) (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.065% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Main beam tell-tale (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Tyres (37% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Tread depth (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
  • 8.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Transmission (31% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts (29% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Joints (28% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.087% fail on Prop shafts (51% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Joints
    • 0.83% fail on Fuel system (90% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Pipe
      • 0.022% fail on Hose
      • 0.0054% fail on Tank
    • 0.33% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Front passenger's door (98% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Other passenger's door (53% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's door (65% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.10% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.19% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
      • 0.049% fail on Panel
    • 0.076% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.038% fail on Bracket
    • 0.049% fail on Undertray
    • 0.038% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.032% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0054% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.016% fail on Integral vehicle structure (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.016% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.011% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0054% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0054% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.0054% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility (14% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers (36% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.011% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.27% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0054% fail on Window
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet (44% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 7.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (14% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Emissions not tested (47% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.022% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0054% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0054% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
      • 2.7% fail on Compression ignition (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (59% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (69% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.081% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.027% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.011% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0054% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
    • 0.65% fail on Fluid leaks (48% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Engine oil leaks (50% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.032% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.022% fail on Undertray
      • 0.011% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Steering linkage components (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.016% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
        • 0.0054% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0054% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.25% fail on Steering gear (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.097% fail on Other components
      • 0.011% fail on Pipes and hoses (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Rams
      • 0.0054% fail on Pump
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.054% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.043% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.022% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.016% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (54% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (35% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Requirements
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0054% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.038% fail on Airbags
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0054% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.74% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.011% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.48% fail on Attachment
    • 0.097% fail on Condition
    • 0.0054% fail on Hubs
  • 0.076% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Speedometer (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
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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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