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MOT History from tests of petrol ALVIS TD21s year 1961

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mot history
Pass percent:76.22%
(The average a petrol ALVIS TD21 year 1961 passes without issue)
Based on:286 MOT Tests
Most common failuresNo# failures
Headlamp aim out of alignment13
Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively12
Rear brake binding11
Registration plate lamp issues9
Brakes imbalanced across an axle6
Offside Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|4
Brake master cylinder leaking hydraulic fluid |3.6.G.1f|4
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements |3.7.B.7|4
Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases |7.1.2|3
Nearside Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|3
Battery insecure |1.9.1|3
Brake performance not tested |3.7.A.1|3
Nearside Rear Braking system leaking |3.6.A.1|3
Brake hose excessively deteriorated3
Nearside Headlamp not working on main beam |1.7.5a|2
Bonnet cannot be secured in the closed position |8.4.1|2
Offside Front position lamp|s| not working |1.1.A.3b|2
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements |3.7.C.1b|2
Nearside Front wheel bearing has excessive play |2.5.A.3c|2
Fuel system component leaking |7.2.3|2
Fuel cap/sealing device does not fasten securely maintaining the sealing arrangement |7.2.4b|2
Nearside Rear Exhaust system not adequately supported |7.1.1|2
Rear brake application uneven2
Brake hose damaged2
Nearside Front Service brake grabbing severely |3.7.C.2|1
Nearside Headlamp excessively damaged so that the light output is severely reduced |1.7.5a|1
Driver`s seat insecure |6.2.A.1|1
Nearside Rear brake drum insecure |3.5.1i|1
Offside Rear brake drum insecure |3.5.1i|1
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm corroded and seriously weakened |2.4.G.1|1
Offside Rear Service brake excessively binding |1.2.1 |f||1
Offside Headlamp insecure |1.7.3|1
Front Suspension arm has excessive play in a pin/bush |2.4.G.2|1
Offside Front Drag link end ball joint has excessive play |2.2.B.1f|1
Nearside Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|1
Brake clevis joint locking device missing master cylinder linkage |3.5.1l|1
Hydraulic brake cylinder leaking hydraulic fluid |3.6.A.1|1
Rear Mechanical brake component has restricted free movement1
Nearside Rear rear brake recording little or no effort |3.7.B.5a|1
Offside Headlamp not working on main beam |1.7.5a|1
All position lamps not working |1.1.A.3b|1
Windscreen wiper not operating automatically when switched on |8.2.1b|1
Offside Front Steering arm has relative movement at its fixings |2.2.B.1h|1
Nearside Rear Road wheel spoke excessively loose |4.2.A.1b|1
Emissions not tested |7.0|1
Service brake: efficiency below requirements |3.7.C.1a|1
Nearside Windscreen wiper not operating automatically when switched on |8.2.1b|1
Service brake: efficiency below requirements |3.7.B.7|1
Offside Steering locking device missing |2.2.C.1g|1
Steering column will not lock in a fixed position |adjustable type| |2.1.2a|1
Steering system has excessive free play detected at the steering wheel |steering box fitted| |2.2.A.1a|1
Nearside Windscreen wiper blade deteriorated |8.2.2|1
Nearside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded |2.4.A.3|1
Nearside Front Suspension arm corroded and seriously weakened |2.4.G.1|1
brake disc excessively pitted |3.5.1h|1
Brake pipe excessively corroded1
Exhaust system not adequately supported |7.1.1|1
Offside Steering pivot point has excessive play |2.2.B.1g|1
Nearside Steering pivot point has excessive play |2.2.B.1g|1
Driver`s seat cannot be secured in the upright position. |6.2.A.2|1
Nearside Front Passenger`s seat cannot be secured in the upright position. |6.2.A.2|1
Brake pipe inadequately clipped |3.6.B.1|1
Rear Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings |6.1.B.2|1
Front Vehicle structure has excessive corrosion which adversely affects braking or steering |6.1.A.1|1
Nearside Headlamp aim beam image kick up to the offside |1.6.B1|1
Offside Headlamp aim beam image kick up to the offside |1.6.B1|1
Nearside Front Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|1
Offside Front Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|1
Horn not working |1.6.2a|1
Direction indicators flashing less than 60 times a minute |1.4.A.2g|1
Brake pedal spongy |3.3.B.1b|1
Braking system leaking master cylinder |3.6.A.1|1
Nearside Headlamp aim beam image kick up to the offside |1.8|1
Offside Headlamp aim beam image kick up to the offside |1.8|1
Offside Rear Exhaust system not adequately supported |7.1.1|1
Offside Front Headlamp excessively damaged so that the light output is severely reduced |1.7.5a|1
Offside Front Headlamp aim not tested |1.8.A.1c|1
Nearside Headlamp aim projected beam image is obviously incorrect |4.1.2 |c||1
Offside Headlamp aim projected beam image is obviously incorrect |4.1.2 |c||1
Fuel cap/sealing device missing |6.1.3 |b| |i||1
Nearside Rear Wheel fitment excessively worn between the wheel and hub spigot mounting |4.2.B.5|1
Offside Inner Front Upper Suspension arm locating pin locking device not properly locked |2.4.G.3b|1
Offside Front brake caliper locking device missing |3.5.1l|1
Front Fuel system component leaking |7.2.3|1
Nearside Rear Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|1
Mechanical brake component has restricted free movement1
Fuel cap/sealing device sealing washer deteriorated |7.2.4c|1
Offside Rear Vehicle structure has an unsatisfactory modification, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings |6.1.B.2|1
Nearside Rear Vehicle structure has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings |6.1.B.2|1
Offside Rear Direction indicator not working |1.4.A.2c|1
Brake clevis joint has restricted free movement |3.5.1k|1
Nearside front brake binding |3.7.B.1|1
Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|1
Nearside Front Seat belt retracting mechanism defective |5.2.5b|1
Offside Front Seat belt retracting mechanism defective |5.2.5b|1
Rear Passenger`s seat cannot be secured in the upright position. |6.2.A.2|1
Nearside Front wheel bearing rough when rotated |2.5.A.2|1
Fuel cap/sealing device sealing washer missing |7.2.4c|1
Offside rear brake recording little or no effort |3.7.B.5a|1
Offside Front Vehicle structure has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings |6.1.B.2|1
Offside Front Steering box has relative movement between sector shaft and the drop arm |2.2.B.1b|1
Offside Front Direction indicators not working |1.4.A.2c|1
Rear Body has a sharp edge caused by damage |6.1.C.1|1
Nearside Front Shock absorber has negligible damping effect |2.7.5|1
Offside Rear Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|1
Headlamp switch faulty |1.7.1|1
Front Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases |7.1.2|1
Headlamp not working on main beam |1.7.5a|1
Obligatory mirror missing |8.1.1|1
Centre Obligatory mirror insecure |8.1.1|1
Nearside Front Road wheel spoke cracked |4.2.A.1b|1
Windscreen washer not working 1
Steering column has excessive movement up and down |2.2.2 |a||1
Offside Rear Seat belt anchorage prescribed area strength or continuity significantly reduced sill |7.1.1 |a| |i||1
Offside Front Seat belt anchorage prescribed area strength or continuity significantly reduced |7.1.1 |a| |i||1
Offside Rear Suspension spring mounting prescribed area fractured to the extent that control of the vehicle is likely to be adversely affected |5.3.6 |a| |ii||1
Offside Rear Suspension spring mounting prescribed area is corroded to the extent that control of the vehicle is likely to be adversely affected |5.3.6 |a| |ii||1
Nearside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength |5.3.6 |a| |i||1
Nearside Front position lamp|s| not working |1.1.A.3b|1
Nearside Front Side repeater not working |1.4.A.2c|1
Offside Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|1
Nearside Direction indicator flashing more than 120 times a minute |1.4.A.2g|1
Offside Direction indicator flashing more than 120 times a minute |1.4.A.2g|1
Offside Stop lamp adversely affected by the operation of another lamp |1.2.1f|1
front brakes release unevenly |3.7.B.4|1
Nearside Front Track rod end ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |2.2.C.1c|1
Nearside Suspension has inadequate clearance with the bump stop |2.4.A.1a|1
Parking brake lever has no reserve travel |3.1.6b|1
Steering system excessively tight |2.2.D.1|1
Nearside Power steering malfunctioning |2.3.3a|1
Offside Rear Leaf spring shackle bracket loose |2.4.B.6a|1
Front brake disc excessively pitted |3.5.1h|1
Registration plate issues1
Steering box has a significant oil leak |2.2.D.2e|1
Steering column movement between the shaft and steering wheel |2.1.2b|1

We get to these numbers by trawling through over 1 billion MOT test results since 2004 and crunched the numbers. We remove anything to do with Tyres, as they are model independent and group together common non-model specific issues. We are trying to get to a picture of what models have what issues.

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