Vauxhall Zafira MOT Results

Registered in 2011
71.4% pass rate
from 16,678 tests in 2017
(16% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Zafira is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (51% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (81% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (90% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0060% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0060% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0060% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0060% fail on Switch
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual lamps (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on All direction indicators (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Side repeaters (80% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps (15% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.65% fail on Rear lamps (66% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.70% fail on Battery (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Fog lamp (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
      • 0.0060% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.036% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.030% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.012% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.012% fail on Lamp
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (44% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (29% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Size/type
    • 0.042% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.012% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (91% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Brakes (21% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Hub components (52% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (54% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Brake discs (55% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.024% fail on Brake back plates (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.51% fail on Rear wheels (26% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.41% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.048% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0060% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Components
        • 0.090% fail on Hoses
        • 0.042% fail on Reservoirs (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Pipes (89% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0060% fail on Servos
      • 0.16% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0060% fail on Operation
    • 0.11% fail on ABS
    • 0.096% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.066% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.048% fail on Parking brake (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.030% fail on Cable
    • 0.0060% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0060% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0060% fail on Anti-slip
  • 4.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Wipers (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen (47% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors (96% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0060% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.4% fail on Suspension (40% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (45% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Location
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0060% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (49% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts (55% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Front drive shafts (54% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Constant velocity joints (55% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.19% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.16% fail on Shock absorbers (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.11% fail on Front
      • 0.024% fail on Rear (76% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.042% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Axles (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Axle beam (14 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Swivel joints/housing (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0060% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0060% fail on Condition
  • 1.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (67% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (86% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Emissions
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Cap (71% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pipe
      • 0.012% fail on System
      • 0.0060% fail on Tank
      • 0.0060% fail on Hose
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.49% fail on Steering
    • 0.32% fail on Steering system (32% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.042% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0060% fail on Free play
        • 0.0060% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0060% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0060% fail on Steering damper
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Operation
      • 0.036% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.024% fail on Pump (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Rams
    • 0.024% fail on Steering control
      • 0.012% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0060% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0060% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.024% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.46% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0060% fail on Requirements
    • 0.072% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.35% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (46% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers
    • 0.11% fail on Body condition
    • 0.042% fail on Seats
      • 0.036% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0060% fail on Drivers
    • 0.030% fail on Spare wheel (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.012% fail on Body security
    • 0.0060% fail on Load security
      • 0.0060% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2011 cars)
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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