Vauxhall Zafira MOT Results

Registered in 2012
67.9% pass rate
from 20,880 tests in 2020
(21% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Zafira is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0048% fail on Switch
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (54% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (75% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp (71% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0048% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0048% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (35% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.98% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.014% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.77% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Horn (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Battery(ies) (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.029% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0096% fail on Switch
      • 0.0048% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0048% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.21% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0096% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.043% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0096% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0048% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0048% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (44% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (11% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension
    • 3.8% fail on Springs (34% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Coil springs (34% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Coil spring (34% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint (34% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension arm (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Linkage ball joints (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage
      • 0.034% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.0048% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.21% fail on Axles (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Axle (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.0048% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings (50% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.057% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0096% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.038% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0096% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.0096% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0048% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0048% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 6.1% fail on Brakes (15% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (57% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (57% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (43% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (43% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.029% fail on Cable
        • 0.0096% fail on Lever
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance (19% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt (20% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance (32% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0096% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0096% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.34% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (49% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.096% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0096% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0048% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance (33% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt
          • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.014% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0048% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0048% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0048% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.067% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.25% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.077% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.034% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.024% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0096% fail on Master cylinder (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pedal
      • 0.0096% fail on Hand lever (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Rigid brake pipes (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Parking brake control (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Lever (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.0048% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0048% fail on Condition
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (51% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.086% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.086% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.0096% fail on Bonnet (80% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Catalyst emissions (71% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0096% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0048% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0048% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.73% fail on Compression ignition (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (79% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.077% fail on Emissions not tested (98% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.024% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0048% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0048% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0096% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0048% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.019% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.014% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0048% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 3.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Transmission (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Drive shafts (55% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Joints (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0096% fail on Joints
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.038% fail on Pipe (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on System
      • 0.0096% fail on Hose
      • 0.0048% fail on Tank
    • 0.20% fail on Doors (97% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0048% fail on Catch
        • 0.0048% fail on Hinge
      • 0.029% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0096% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0048% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0048% fail on Catch
    • 0.12% fail on Body (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Other body component
      • 0.024% fail on Panel
      • 0.0096% fail on Body condition (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.057% fail on Seats
      • 0.038% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.019% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.043% fail on Spare wheel (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Carrier (30 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Spare wheel condition (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting condition (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Bracket
    • 0.024% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0096% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0096% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0048% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0048% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0048% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0048% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.80% fail on Steering
    • 0.56% fail on Steering linkage components (30% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Track rod end (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0048% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0048% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Rams (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Steering wheel (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.043% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.034% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0096% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0096% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0048% fail on Steering column
  • 0.45% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
      • 0.0096% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0096% fail on Pre-tensioners (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.12% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0096% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0048% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0048% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0048% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.043% fail on Condition
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0096% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0048% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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