Vauxhall Zafira MOT Results

Registered in 2005
46.9% pass rate
from 21,170 tests in 2020
(17% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Zafira is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Springs (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 9.2% fail on Coil spring (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0094% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0094% fail on Spring saddle (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 8.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bar (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.7% fail on Ball joint (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension arm (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0047% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.46% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Axle
      • 0.0047% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.39% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Sub-frame (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.024% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.099% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0047% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0047% fail on Suspension unit
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (4.0% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps (8.7% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.094% fail on Headlamp levelling device (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Position lamp (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (13% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type (13% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Switch
      • 0.0047% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0047% fail on Arm
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment (93% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Battery(ies) (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Horn (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.024% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.80% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.80% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.77% fail on Rear fog lamp (19% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Switch (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.038% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.024% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.019% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0094% fail on Hazard warning (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Switch (86% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0047% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0047% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 20% fail on Brakes (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Brake performance (22% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0047% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.052% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.043% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0094% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (11% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (11% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (13% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0094% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0094% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.77% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0047% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0047% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 8.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Brake linings (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake discs (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.42% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Cable
        • 0.16% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Relay lever (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Pivot
    • 0.77% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Anti-lock braking system (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability control (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever (60% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake control (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Lever (30% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.047% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0094% fail on Servos
      • 0.0094% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0094% fail on Valves
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
      • 0.0047% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0094% fail on Servos
      • 0.0047% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0047% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0047% fail on Operation
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Transmission (22% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Drive shafts (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Joints (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Flexible couplings (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.18% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.18% fail on Joints
    • 0.60% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on System
      • 0.052% fail on Pipe
      • 0.014% fail on Hose
      • 0.0047% fail on Tank
    • 0.56% fail on Doors
      • 0.54% fail on Other passenger's door (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Catch
      • 0.024% fail on Front passenger's door (83% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Driver's door (90% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0047% fail on Hinge
    • 0.32% fail on Spare wheel (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Carrier (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Spare wheel condition (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.21% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component
      • 0.033% fail on Panel (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Body condition
    • 0.18% fail on Engine mounting (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting condition (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Bracket (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Undertray
    • 0.057% fail on Seats (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Passenger's seat (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Driver's seat (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Integral vehicle structure (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0047% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.038% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.038% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.019% fail on Chassis (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Chassis condition (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Towbar
      • 0.014% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0047% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0094% fail on Load security
      • 0.0094% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0094% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Non catalyst emissions (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Emission control equipment (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.052% fail on Oxygen sensor (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.014% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0047% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (22% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (36% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.17% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0094% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0094% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0047% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.024% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.024% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0047% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.66% fail on Fluid leaks (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Engine oil leaks (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.047% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0094% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.033% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.028% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.0047% fail on Undertray
  • 9.3% fail on Visibility (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Washers (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (9.6% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on View to rear (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Mirrors (92% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.27% fail on Condition of glass (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Windscreen (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.090% fail on Bonnet (53% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Size/type (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 6.1% fail on Steering (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Steering linkage components (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Drag link end (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
        • 0.014% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0047% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.12% fail on Rams (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pump
    • 0.65% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.62% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
      • 0.0047% fail on Steering box
    • 0.15% fail on Steering play
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.038% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0094% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0094% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0047% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0047% fail on Universal joint
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Seat belts (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Requirements
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.50% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Airbags (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.82% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0047% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
    • 0.057% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.028% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.019% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0094% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.019% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.019% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0047% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0047% fail on Doors
      • 0.0047% fail on Emergency exits
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  • Vauxhall Zafira (2005 - 2014)
    Compact yet can house seven people. Rearmost seats fold into floor. More versatile mid-row seating than previous model. Excellent diesel auto.

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