Vauxhall Zafira MOT Results

Registered in 2007
52.0% pass rate
from 34,439 tests in 2020
(15% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Zafira is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Springs (95% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Coil springs (95% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 9.2% fail on Coil spring (96% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0029% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0029% fail on Spring saddle
      • 0.0029% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms (8.6% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Pins and bushes (73% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Suspension arm (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Linkage (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Anti-roll bar (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pins and bushes (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (13% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Axles (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Axle (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.0029% fail on King pins
      • 0.0029% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.94% fail on Sub-frames (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Sub-frame (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.58% fail on Other suspension component (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0058% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Macpherson strut (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Macpherson strut (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.049% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0029% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0029% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.049% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0087% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0058% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.0029% fail on Pipes
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp (30% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Headlamp levelling device (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0058% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (9.7% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp (16% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.032% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0029% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Electrical equipment (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (16% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (42% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Switch
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type (76% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (71% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on All direction indicators (74% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Switch
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0087% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0087% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0058% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0058% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0058% fail on Hazard warning (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Switch (83% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 13% fail on Brakes (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance (12% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (74% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.044% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.017% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0029% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0029% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (29% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (29% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (29% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance (29% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0058% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0058% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0029% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0029% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.44% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (28% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt (sp) (28% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance (33% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0058% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0058% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0029% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.090% fail on Brake performance not tested (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (54% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (54% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.24% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
        • 0.070% fail on Lever (91% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0087% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0029% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.85% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.24% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.31% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (94% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
      • 0.11% fail on Hand lever (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.029% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0087% fail on Servos
      • 0.0087% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0058% fail on Valves
    • 0.15% fail on Parking brake control (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Lever (58% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.032% fail on Other components
      • 0.0029% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0029% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.0029% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.0029% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0029% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0029% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0029% fail on Attachment
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Non catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.017% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0058% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0029% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0029% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 2.1% fail on Compression ignition (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.61% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Emission control equipment (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Particulate filter (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.0087% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0058% fail on Oxygen sensor (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.0058% fail on NOx sensor (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.0058% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.0058% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.061% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.044% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0029% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.54% fail on Fluid leaks (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Engine oil leaks (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.032% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.020% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.012% fail on Undertray
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type (34% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility (11% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Washers (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (26% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Mirrors (78% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Bonnet (67% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 6.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system (78% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Doors (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Other passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Catch
        • 0.0058% fail on Hinge (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
      • 0.041% fail on Driver's door (55% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Door condition (54% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0029% fail on Catch
    • 0.69% fail on Transmission (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Joints (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0029% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.029% fail on Prop shafts (80% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Joints (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.31% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on System
      • 0.023% fail on Pipe (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Tank (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Hose
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Panel
      • 0.0058% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0029% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.035% fail on Bracket
    • 0.11% fail on Spare wheel (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Carrier (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Spare wheel condition (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Seats (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Driver's seat (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.032% fail on Integral vehicle structure (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.029% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.026% fail on Chassis (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Chassis condition (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Undertray (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0087% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.0029% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.0029% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0029% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.0029% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 3.5% fail on Steering (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components (17% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drag link end (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
        • 0.023% fail on Steering linkage (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0029% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.38% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0087% fail on Steering box
      • 0.0029% fail on Operation
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering (49% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other components (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Operation
      • 0.023% fail on Rams
      • 0.0087% fail on Pump
      • 0.0058% fail on Pipes and hoses (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Steering column
    • 0.015% fail on Electronic power steering (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0087% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0058% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0058% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0029% fail on Steering lock
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (96% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0058% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0087% fail on Airbags (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Drivers airbag (73% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment (24% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Condition (43% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.48% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0029% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.035% fail on Seat belt installation check (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Anchorages (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0058% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0058% fail on Doors
      • 0.0058% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
Read the Honest John Review

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