Vauxhall Zafira MOT Results

Registered in 2005
48.3% pass rate
from 25,397 tests in 2017
(15% 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.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (6.4% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Position lamps (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Front lamps (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp (8.2% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
      • 0.0079% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0079% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0039% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0039% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0039% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Individual lamps (22% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (80% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Switch
        • 0.0039% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.4% fail on Battery (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Horn (56% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Fog lamp (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.079% fail on Trailer electrical socket (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.039% fail on Hazard warning (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
      • 0.012% fail on Lamp
    • 0.035% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 25% fail on Suspension (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 11% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Location
    • 8.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage condition (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Presence (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms (14% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (11% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Drive shafts (11% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Front drive shafts (10% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (10% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Couplings
      • 0.031% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.028% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0039% fail on Universal joint
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.34% fail on Trailing arms (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Wheel bearings (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.039% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.051% fail on Axles
      • 0.031% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.016% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.0039% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.043% fail on Prescribed areas (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Component mounting (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Subframe mounting (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
      • 0.0079% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0079% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0079% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0079% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0079% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0039% fail on General condition
    • 0.0039% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0039% fail on Suspension unit
  • 19% fail on Brakes (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Components (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Pipes (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Hoses
        • 0.087% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.012% fail on Servos
        • 0.0039% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.48% fail on Leaks (84% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.051% fail on Operation
    • 8.1% fail on Brake performance (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake performance (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Rear wheels (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels (16% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0079% fail on Brake operation (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Hub components (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Brake pads (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake calipers (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0039% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.61% fail on Parking brake (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Fitment
    • 0.48% fail on ABS (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.14% fail on Cable
      • 0.067% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Relay lever
      • 0.0039% fail on Pivot
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.039% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability system (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.035% fail on Components
        • 0.031% fail on Pipes (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0039% fail on Servos
      • 0.0079% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0079% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.7% fail on Tyres (11% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
    • 0.079% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.035% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (62% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 9.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (22% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Washers (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.69% fail on Windscreen (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Mirrors (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Bonnet (65% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 9.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (79% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Emissions (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Emissions not tested (94% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.33% fail on Cap (84% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on System
      • 0.028% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0079% fail on Tank (92% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Steering (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.055% fail on Free play (60% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Steering rack (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
        • 0.012% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.0039% fail on Steering box
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Operation (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Rams (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pump
      • 0.0079% fail on Drive system
    • 0.098% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.055% fail on Steering control
      • 0.031% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0079% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0079% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0079% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.0039% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0039% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.0039% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.75% fail on Doors (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Passengers other (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Passengers front (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Body condition (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Spare wheel (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mountings (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Seats (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Passengers
      • 0.043% fail on Drivers (54% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Body security
    • 0.035% fail on Load security
      • 0.020% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.012% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0039% fail on Access panel
    • 0.012% fail on Vehicle structure (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Chassis (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0079% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Seat belts (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Condition (79% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Requirements
      • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.31% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.85% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.0039% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.028% fail on Towbars
    • 0.020% fail on Towbar
    • 0.0079% fail on Vehicle structure
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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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