Vauxhall Vectra MOT Results

Registered in 2008
50.6% pass rate
from 27,529 tests in 2017
(34% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Vectra is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Suspension (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 19% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 19% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Location (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.047% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Drive shafts (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Front drive shafts (61% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Constant velocity joints (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0073% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.0073% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0073% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.60% fail on Front (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Rear (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Front suspension joints (36% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Condition
      • 0.0036% fail on Attachment
    • 0.23% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0036% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.022% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0036% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on Sub-frames (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0036% fail on Condition
      • 0.0036% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.015% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.0073% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0036% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0036% fail on Attachment
  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (13% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (47% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps (29% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps (93% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0036% fail on Switch
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on All direction indicators (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters (55% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0036% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0073% fail on Switch
      • 0.0036% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0036% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0036% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Horn (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp (32% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Fog lamp (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0073% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Battery
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.065% fail on Electrical wiring (93% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Trailer electrical socket (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
      • 0.0036% fail on Lamp
  • 14% fail on Brakes (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Components (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Pipes (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Hoses (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Reservoirs (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Servos
      • 0.64% fail on Leaks (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Hub components (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Brake pads (71% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Brake discs (21% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake calipers (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0036% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.0036% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.70% fail on ABS (92% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
        • 0.084% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Anti-slip (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Components (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Pipes (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Servos
        • 0.0073% fail on Hoses (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Leaks
    • 0.047% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.025% fail on Cable
      • 0.022% fail on Lever
      • 0.0036% fail on Pivot
    • 0.0036% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0036% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 10% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Tread depth (47% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
    • 0.047% fail on Valve stem (53% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 7.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.54% fail on Windscreen (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Mirrors (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0073% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 7.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Cap (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pipe
      • 0.011% fail on Tank
      • 0.0073% fail on Hose
    • 0.45% fail on Emissions not tested (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (95% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Drivers (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers front (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Passengers other (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.065% fail on Passengers
      • 0.051% fail on Drivers
    • 0.022% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.018% fail on Body security
    • 0.0073% fail on Load security
      • 0.0073% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.0036% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.92% fail on Steering (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Steering system (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack (31% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.080% fail on Free play
        • 0.080% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.051% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
        • 0.018% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering
      • 0.076% fail on Other components (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
      • 0.040% fail on Electronic power steering (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Rams (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0036% fail on Pump
    • 0.069% fail on Steering control (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Steering coupling (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Universal joint (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Steering column (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0036% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.040% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0036% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0036% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.70% fail on Registration plates and VIN (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plate (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.66% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (26% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0036% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts (32% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.040% fail on Requirements
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0036% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0036% fail on Hubs
  • 0.0073% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0036% fail on Towbar
    • 0.0036% fail on Adjustable 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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