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AC Cobra MOT Results

85.2% pass rate
from 257 tests in 2017
(49% 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.

  • 9.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.78% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.3% fail on Horn
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.39% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.78% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.39% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.2% fail on Lamp
      • 0.39% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.78% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.39% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.39% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Rear reflectors (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate lamp
  • 7.8% fail on Brakes
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.78% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.6% fail on Components
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.39% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.39% fail on Pipes
        • 0.39% fail on Servos
      • 0.78% fail on Operation
    • 0.78% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
    • 0.78% fail on Hub components
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.39% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal
        • 0.39% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.39% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.39% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.5% fail on Suspension (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.78% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.39% fail on Front
      • 0.39% fail on Rear
    • 0.39% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.39% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.39% fail on Universal joint
  • 1.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions
    • 0.39% fail on Exhaust system
  • 1.6% fail on Steering
    • 0.78% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.39% fail on Steering control
      • 0.39% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.39% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.39% fail on Steering system
      • 0.39% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.39% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.39% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate