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AC Cobra MOT Results

88.5% pass rate
from 217 tests in 2020
(57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the AC Cobra is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.92% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on All position lamps (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.92% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.46% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.92% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.92% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.92% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.46% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.46% fail on Horn
    • 0.46% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.92% fail on Wipers
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.92% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.92% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt
          • 0.92% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt
          • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.92% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.46% fail on Pedal
      • 0.46% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.46% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.46% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.46% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs
  • 1.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.46% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.46% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.46% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 1.4% fail on Steering
    • 0.46% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.46% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.46% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.46% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.46% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.46% fail on Steering column
  • 1.4% fail on Suspension (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.92% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 0.92% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.92% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.92% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.92% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.46% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.46% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 0.46% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.46% fail on Speedometer