Vauxhall Zafira MOT Results

Registered in 2011
64.5% pass rate
from 18,930 tests in 2020
(18% 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 (48% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (50% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (82% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (62% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp (69% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0053% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (15% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Battery(ies) (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.011% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.54% fail on Reversing lamps (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Reversing lamps (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Reversing lamp switch (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (35% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (35% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Switch
    • 0.032% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.016% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.016% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0053% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.0053% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0053% fail on Switch
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Condition (72% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (15% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 7.5% fail on Suspension (12% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Springs (15% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Coil springs (15% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring (15% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes (62% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint (39% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0053% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.70% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage ball joints (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Axle
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings (39% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0053% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.095% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.063% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.0053% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0053% fail on Ball joint
  • 7.0% fail on Brakes (17% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (58% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (58% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (75% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (75% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.090% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.069% fail on Cable
        • 0.016% fail on Lever
        • 0.0053% fail on Pivot
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (20% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Service brake performance (20% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Rbt (21% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance (25% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0053% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.65% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (31% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (sp) (26% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt
          • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.042% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0053% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0053% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0053% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.31% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0053% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0053% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.085% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.42% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (40% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Rigid brake pipes (75% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.058% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.016% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0053% fail on Servos
      • 0.0053% fail on Valves
    • 0.037% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Hand lever (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pedal (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Parking brake control (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Lever (84% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0053% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0053% fail on Servos
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.3% fail on Washers (70% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (54% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on View to rear (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.090% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.085% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0053% fail on Window
    • 0.037% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (96% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (99% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Catalyst emissions (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Non catalyst emissions (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0053% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (60% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested (91% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Particulate filter (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0053% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0053% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0053% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.042% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Engine oil leaks (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0053% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0053% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0053% fail on Undertray
  • 3.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (29% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Transmission (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Drive shafts (67% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Joints (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0053% fail on Joints
      • 0.0053% fail on Belts
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.18% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (84% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Hose
      • 0.011% fail on Tank
      • 0.011% fail on Pipe
      • 0.011% fail on System
    • 0.22% fail on Doors (79% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Catch
      • 0.016% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0053% fail on Catch
      • 0.0053% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0053% fail on Door condition
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers (77% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Body (91% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Panel
    • 0.090% fail on Spare wheel (13 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Carrier (20 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Spare wheel condition (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Engine mounting condition (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Bracket
    • 0.053% fail on Seats
      • 0.042% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.011% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.021% fail on Undertray
    • 0.016% fail on Towbar
      • 0.016% fail on Other towbar components (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.011% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.1% fail on Steering
    • 0.59% fail on Steering linkage components (41% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end (40% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0053% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.026% fail on Pump (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
      • 0.0053% fail on Rams
    • 0.069% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.069% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.037% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.021% fail on Steering wheel (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Steering column
    • 0.011% fail on Steering play
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.67% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.55% fail on Seat belts (82% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
      • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.12% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0053% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0053% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment (40% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Hubs (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.0053% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0053% fail on Speedometer
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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