Vauxhall Zafira MOT Results

Registered in 2007
57.9% pass rate
from 34,423 tests in 2017
(6.4% 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 Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamp aim (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps (6.8% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear lamps (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (11% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.012% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0029% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0029% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0058% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (92% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0029% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0029% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0058% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0058% fail on Switch
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp (14% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Battery (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.64% fail on Fog lamp (21% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0029% fail on Switch
    • 0.43% fail on Direction indicators (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Flashing type (82% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Individual lamps (83% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on All direction indicators (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.064% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.029% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.023% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
      • 0.0029% fail on Lamp
  • 16% fail on Suspension (3.6% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Coil springs (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Condition (61% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Location
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (22% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (26% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (27% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.055% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms (14% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (13% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Attachment
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Trailing arms (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Front suspension joints (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Front drive shafts (82% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Constant velocity joints (82% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0029% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0029% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.0087% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Drive shafts (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Rear (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Axle beam (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Swivel joints/housing (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.0029% fail on King pins
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
      • 0.0029% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Bonded suspension (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Radius arms (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Component mounting (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Subframe mounting (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Macpherson strut (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.0029% fail on Other components
    • 0.012% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0058% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0029% fail on General condition
    • 0.0029% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0029% fail on Suspension unit
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes (4.9% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Hub components (30% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake calipers (95% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Brake back plates (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.74% fail on Front wheels (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake imbalance (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.017% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.7% fail on Components
        • 1.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.57% fail on Hoses (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0029% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0029% fail on Servos
      • 0.23% fail on Leaks (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0058% fail on Operation (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on ABS
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.099% fail on Pedal
        • 0.090% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.0087% fail on Condition
      • 0.0029% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.0029% fail on Cable
    • 0.087% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.076% fail on Cable
      • 0.0087% fail on Lever
      • 0.0029% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0029% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.0058% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0029% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0029% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0029% fail on Components
        • 0.0029% fail on Pipes
  • 9.7% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth (15% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Condition (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Valve stem (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (88% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Emissions (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Emissions not tested (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.24% fail on Cap (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on System
      • 0.015% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0029% fail on Hose
  • 6.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.40% fail on Mirrors (81% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Bonnet (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0029% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering system (23% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.37% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Steering pivot point (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Steering box
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Other components (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Operation
      • 0.035% fail on Rams (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0087% fail on Pump
      • 0.0029% fail on Drive system
    • 0.052% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.041% fail on Steering control
      • 0.029% fail on Steering column (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0029% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.0029% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0029% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0029% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (68% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Doors (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Body condition
    • 0.070% fail on Spare wheel (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.046% fail on Seats (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Passengers
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Body security
    • 0.012% fail on Load security
      • 0.0058% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0058% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.0087% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0058% fail on Vehicle structure (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Chassis (86% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.86% fail on Seat belts (61% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Prescribed areas (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
      • 0.035% fail on Requirements
      • 0.017% fail on Installation check (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Anchorage's (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Belt(s)/padding (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0029% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.0029% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.64% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.058% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.0029% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0029% fail on Towbar
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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