Vauxhall Zafira MOT Results

Registered in 2008
60.5% pass rate
from 32,705 tests in 2017
(6.9% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Zafira is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (91% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0061% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0061% fail on Switch
      • 0.0031% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0031% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Battery (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.39% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.021% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.043% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.040% fail on Trailer electrical socket (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
      • 0.0031% fail on Lamp
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors (72% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 16% fail on Suspension (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Coil springs (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Condition (95% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Location
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0031% fail on Presence
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (28% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (28% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0031% fail on Condition
    • 0.75% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Front suspension joints (42% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Front drive shafts (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Constant velocity joints (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0031% fail on Couplings
      • 0.0031% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0031% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Front (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Rear (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Axles (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Swivel joints/housing (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Axle beam (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Stub axle (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Radius arms (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.079% fail on Bonded suspension (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Tie bars/rods (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0031% fail on Condition
    • 0.028% fail on Macpherson strut (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Component mounting (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Subframe mounting (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0031% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0031% fail on Operation
  • 9.5% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Condition (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth (17% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
    • 0.043% fail on Valve stem (58% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 7.7% fail on Brakes
    • 4.3% fail on Hub components (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Brake pads (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.034% fail on Brake back plates (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0031% fail on Brake drums
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (37% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (26% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Rear wheels (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Front wheels (31% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.083% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.037% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0061% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0031% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.1% fail on Components
        • 0.86% fail on Pipes
        • 0.23% fail on Hoses
        • 0.049% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0031% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.25% fail on Leaks (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0092% fail on Operation (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on ABS (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.073% fail on Pedal
        • 0.064% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.0092% fail on Condition
    • 0.058% fail on Restricted movement (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.034% fail on Cable
      • 0.0031% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0031% fail on Lever
    • 0.0092% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0092% fail on Components
        • 0.0061% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0031% fail on Servos
    • 0.0061% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (10% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Windscreen (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Bonnet (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0092% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 4.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (70% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Emissions (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (13% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Cap (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on System
      • 0.021% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0031% fail on Tank
      • 0.0031% fail on Hose
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (82% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Doors (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Passengers other (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition
    • 0.073% fail on Spare wheel (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Seats
      • 0.043% fail on Passengers
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.024% fail on Body security
    • 0.0061% fail on Load security
      • 0.0061% fail on Bootlid
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (36% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Steering system (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Track rod end (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.028% fail on Free play
        • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0092% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0031% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Operation
      • 0.092% fail on Other components (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pump (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0092% fail on Rams
      • 0.0031% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0031% fail on Drive system
    • 0.079% fail on Steering operation (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0092% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0092% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0092% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0092% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0031% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.94% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.72% fail on Seat belts (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Requirements
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Prescribed areas (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0031% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.22% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0031% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
  • 0.64% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment
    • 0.058% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.012% fail on Towbars (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0092% fail on Towbar (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0031% fail on Adjustable 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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