Vauxhall Zafira MOT Results

Registered in 2006
50.4% pass rate
from 29,415 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Zafira is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Springs (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 9.9% fail on Coil spring (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0034% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0034% fail on Spring saddle
    • 7.1% fail on Suspension arms (31% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Pins and bushes (80% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint (10% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Suspension arm (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (88% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (26% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint dust cover (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bar (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Axles (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Axle (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Stub axle (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 1.0% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Sub-frame (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Other suspension component (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (88% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.075% fail on Macpherson strut (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0068% fail on Pins and bushes (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.010% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0068% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.0034% fail on Operation
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (3.9% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps (7.1% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp (8.6% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0068% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0068% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp (19% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.048% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.3% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Battery(ies) (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.024% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.88% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.051% fail on Switch
      • 0.0068% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0068% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.53% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Individual direction indicators (80% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Switch
        • 0.020% fail on All direction indicators (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0034% fail on Arm
    • 0.034% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.027% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0068% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Hazard warning (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Switch (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0068% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0068% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 15% fail on Brakes (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance (23% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (48% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0068% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (96% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (73% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.099% fail on Plate brake tester (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.058% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0034% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (15% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (14% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (15% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.56% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (21% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (sp) (20% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0068% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0068% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (59% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Brake pads (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (68% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake discs (67% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.34% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Cable
        • 0.13% fail on Lever (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Linkage
        • 0.010% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0034% fail on Relay lever
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (15% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.29% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0034% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.38% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (99% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (25% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever (53% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Lever (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.092% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.034% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.010% fail on Valves
      • 0.0034% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.034% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
      • 0.0034% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0034% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.020% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.010% fail on Leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Servos
      • 0.0034% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0034% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0034% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (72% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (78% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Spark ignition (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Non catalyst emissions (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.010% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0068% fail on NOx sensor
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.91% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.51% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (69% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Emission control equipment (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Particulate filter (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.014% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0034% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.054% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.034% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0034% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.50% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.40% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.031% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.020% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.010% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.010% fail on Undertray
  • 9.8% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
  • 7.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system (68% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Other passenger's door (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0068% fail on Catch
      • 0.065% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.065% fail on Door condition
      • 0.054% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.051% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0034% fail on Hinge
    • 0.67% fail on Transmission (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Joints (79% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0034% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0034% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.0034% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.027% fail on Prop shafts (85% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Joints (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.33% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on System (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pipe (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Tank (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Hose
    • 0.33% fail on Spare wheel (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Carrier (14 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Spare wheel condition (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Body
      • 0.22% fail on Other body component (78% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Panel
    • 0.24% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.099% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.061% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.037% fail on Bracket
    • 0.068% fail on Seats (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Driver's seat (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.065% fail on Integral vehicle structure (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0034% fail on Sub-frame condition
        • 0.0034% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.037% fail on Chassis (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Chassis condition (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.037% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.037% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.020% fail on Towbar
      • 0.010% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.0068% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0034% fail on Coupling
      • 0.0034% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.017% fail on Undertray (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0034% fail on Load security
      • 0.0034% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0034% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0034% fail on Floor
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility (10% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Washers (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (17% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on View to rear (37% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Mirrors (37% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0034% fail on Window
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.082% fail on Bonnet (58% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Steering (28% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Steering linkage components (26% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end (10% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Other components
        • 0.017% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0068% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.43% fail on Steering play (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Steering rack (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Power steering (70% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Other components (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Operation (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.031% fail on Rams (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Pump
    • 0.34% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.32% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
      • 0.010% fail on Steering box
    • 0.031% fail on Steering column (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0068% fail on Electronic power steering (88% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (32% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.77% fail on Condition (59% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Requirements
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Pre-tensioners
      • 0.0034% fail on Load limiters
    • 0.37% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Airbags (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.66% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0034% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.61% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.020% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.014% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0068% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0068% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0068% fail on Doors
      • 0.0068% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
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