Vauxhall Vectra MOT Results

Registered in 2007
50.6% pass rate
from 26,965 tests in 2020
(19% 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.

  • 25% fail on Suspension (66% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 13% fail on Anti-roll bars (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (97% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage
      • 0.089% fail on Anti-roll bar (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 12% fail on Springs (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 12% fail on Coil springs (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 12% fail on Coil spring (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0037% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0037% fail on Spring saddle
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension arm (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component (31% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.089% fail on Macpherson strut (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.14% fail on Axles
      • 0.14% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.0037% fail on Axle
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.052% fail on Sub-frames (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Sub-frame (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0037% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.0074% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (98% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 18% fail on Brakes (74% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Brake performance (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (91% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (21% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (21% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.045% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0074% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0074% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0037% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.60% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0074% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0037% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0037% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (68% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Brake pads (68% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.0037% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.093% fail on Cable
        • 0.056% fail on Lever
        • 0.0037% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0037% fail on Pivot
    • 0.91% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.89% fail on Anti-lock braking system (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic stability control (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.42% fail on Hydraulic systems (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake fluid (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.011% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0037% fail on Servos
      • 0.0037% fail on Valves
    • 0.40% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (26% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Flexible brake hoses (39% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Lever (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.030% fail on Other components
    • 0.026% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.022% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0037% fail on Servos
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Headlamp levelling device (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators (81% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (10% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (11% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.085% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0037% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.48% fail on Horn
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies) (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.037% fail on Trailer electrical socket (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (21% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp (21% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp (22% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Switch
      • 0.0037% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0037% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.074% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.056% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Main beam tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Hazard warning (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Switch (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0074% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
  • 8.5% fail on Visibility (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Washers (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Mirrors (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Spark ignition (24% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Emissions not tested (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.026% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0074% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0074% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0074% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0037% fail on Particulate filter
      • 3.2% fail on Compression ignition (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested (84% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (79% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.056% fail on Emission control equipment (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Catalytic converter (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.0074% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0074% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.022% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.67% fail on Fluid leaks (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Engine oil leaks (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other leaks (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.030% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.022% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0074% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 7.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (45% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Joints (45% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.011% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.052% fail on Prop shafts (64% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Joints (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0037% fail on Belts
    • 0.73% fail on Fuel system (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Pipe
      • 0.033% fail on Hose
      • 0.015% fail on Tank (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Doors (39% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front passenger's door (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Other passenger's door (52% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Door condition (53% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0037% fail on Catch
    • 0.20% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.085% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.074% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.10% fail on Body
      • 0.074% fail on Other body component
      • 0.019% fail on Panel
      • 0.0074% fail on Body condition
    • 0.096% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.048% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.048% fail on Bracket (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Undertray
    • 0.019% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.019% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.011% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0074% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.0037% fail on Safety device
    • 0.0037% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0037% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0037% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0037% fail on Chassis condition
  • 0.89% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (26% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0037% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Airbags
      • 0.033% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.83% fail on Steering (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Steering linkage components (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
        • 0.0074% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0037% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0074% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering
      • 0.074% fail on Operation
      • 0.063% fail on Other components
      • 0.015% fail on Rams
      • 0.0074% fail on Pump
      • 0.0037% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.16% fail on Steering gear (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
    • 0.082% fail on Steering play
      • 0.082% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.048% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.037% fail on Steering column (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Steering coupling (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Universal joint (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0074% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.58% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.022% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.015% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0074% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.019% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.019% fail on Speedometer
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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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