Vauxhall Vectra MOT Results

Registered in 2008
51.1% pass rate
from 25,823 tests in 2020
(24% 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.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (82% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 14% fail on Springs (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 14% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 14% fail on Coil spring (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Mounting
    • 13% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage
      • 0.062% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Pins and bushes (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Suspension arm (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0077% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension rods (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.093% fail on Macpherson strut (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.062% fail on Axles (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.046% fail on Sub-frames (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Sub-frame (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0039% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.012% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (97% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0039% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0039% fail on Suspension unit
  • 17% fail on Brakes (86% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (79% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.043% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.043% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.023% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0039% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0039% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.62% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.62% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0039% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0039% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0039% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.50% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (49% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.0077% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.10% fail on Cable
        • 0.077% fail on Lever (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0077% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0077% fail on Brake slack adjuster
        • 0.0039% fail on Linkage
    • 0.75% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.74% fail on Anti-lock braking system (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic stability control (93% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.42% fail on Hydraulic systems (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake fluid (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0077% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0039% fail on Servos
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
    • 0.36% fail on Flexible brake hoses (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake control (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Lever
    • 0.023% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
    • 0.0077% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0039% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0039% fail on Servos
    • 0.0039% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (4.0% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0077% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0039% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators (96% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type (96% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters (64% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0039% fail on Arm
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.066% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0077% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.43% fail on Horn
      • 0.074% fail on Battery(ies) (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.027% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.42% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp (26% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp (25% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Switch
      • 0.0077% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0077% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.081% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0077% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0077% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0039% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.0039% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0039% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0039% fail on Switch
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 7.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Spark ignition (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.58% fail on Emissions not tested (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.019% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.012% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0039% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0039% fail on NOx sensor
      • 3.5% fail on Compression ignition (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (99% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.015% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.012% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0039% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.031% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.58% fail on Fluid leaks (67% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Engine oil leaks (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.035% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.027% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0077% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 7.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Driver's door (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Door condition (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Catch (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0039% fail on Hinge
      • 0.12% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.96% fail on Transmission (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Drive shafts (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Joints (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0039% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.0039% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.054% fail on Prop shafts (52% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Joints
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on System (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Pipe (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Tank
      • 0.015% fail on Hose
    • 0.20% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.070% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.050% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.077% fail on Other body component
      • 0.035% fail on Panel
    • 0.062% fail on Undertray
    • 0.046% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.039% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0077% fail on Bracket
    • 0.035% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.031% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0039% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0077% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0077% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.0039% fail on Load security
      • 0.0039% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0039% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0039% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 7.4% fail on Visibility (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.012% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.012% fail on Window (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Steering linkage components (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.027% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Steering linkage (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0077% fail on Steering component
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0039% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.25% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other components (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Operation
      • 0.015% fail on Rams
      • 0.012% fail on Pump
      • 0.0077% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Steering column (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.019% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.015% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.0039% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.0039% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.91% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Seat belts (37% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.023% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0077% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0077% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.019% fail on Airbags
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.69% fail on Road Wheels (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Attachment (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0039% fail on Hubs
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.012% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0077% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0039% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0039% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0039% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0039% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0039% fail on Doors
      • 0.0039% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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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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