Vauxhall Vectra MOT Results

Registered in 2007
48.6% pass rate
from 30,901 tests in 2017
(30% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Vectra is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Suspension (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 18% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 18% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Location (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 13% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 10% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front drive shafts (51% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (51% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0032% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0032% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.036% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.036% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Front (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Rear (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Front suspension joints (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Tie bars/rods (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0032% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Trailing arms (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut (31% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.019% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.016% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0097% fail on Sub-frames (95% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0032% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0065% fail on General condition
    • 0.0065% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0032% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0032% fail on Condition
    • 0.0032% fail on Axles
      • 0.0032% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (17% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps (20% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear lamps (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0065% fail on Switch
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps (42% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.019% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0032% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0032% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (72% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0032% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.019% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0097% fail on Switch
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual lamps (90% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (51% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Tell tales (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Horn (66% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.44% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.045% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0097% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Battery
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.078% fail on Electrical wiring (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.049% fail on Trailer electrical socket (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0097% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0032% fail on Switch
  • 17% fail on Brakes (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Components (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Pipes (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Hoses (78% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0032% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0032% fail on Servos
      • 0.63% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Operation (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Hub components (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Brake pads (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake calipers (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0097% fail on Brake back plates
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (19% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear wheels (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Front wheels (21% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.83% fail on ABS (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
        • 0.12% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Anti-slip (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.026% fail on Lever
      • 0.023% fail on Cable (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0032% fail on Pivot
    • 0.023% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.019% fail on Components
        • 0.019% fail on Pipes (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Leaks
    • 0.013% fail on Locking devices (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0097% fail on Electronic stability system (95% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0065% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 10% fail on Tyres (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Tread depth (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (23% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Windscreen (54% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Mirrors (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0065% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 7.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust system (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Pipe (90% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Tank
      • 0.0097% fail on Hose
    • 0.50% fail on Emissions not tested (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.95% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Doors (66% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers (98% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Passengers other (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.068% fail on Passengers
      • 0.055% fail on Drivers
    • 0.023% fail on Body security
    • 0.019% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0097% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0065% fail on Load security
      • 0.0032% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0032% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.0032% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0032% fail on Chassis
  • 0.83% fail on Registration plates and VIN (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.83% fail on Steering (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Steering system (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Free play
        • 0.094% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Steering arm (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0097% fail on Other components
        • 0.0065% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0032% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0032% fail on Steering damper
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering
      • 0.058% fail on Other components
      • 0.045% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.042% fail on Operation
      • 0.019% fail on Rams
      • 0.0032% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.081% fail on Steering operation (88% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Steering control
      • 0.026% fail on Steering column
      • 0.023% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.019% fail on Universal joint
        • 0.0032% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.0032% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.78% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0032% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Requirements
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0032% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0032% fail on Belt(s)/padding
      • 0.0032% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment (42% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Condition
  • 0.0065% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0065% fail on Towbar
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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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