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Austin Healey Other Models MOT Results

81.9% pass rate
from 757 tests in 2017
(38% better than other pre-1990 cars)
Number of tests by age
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 Austin Healey Other Models is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Horn
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.26% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.92% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.53% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.53% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.53% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.92% fail on Battery
    • 0.66% fail on Registration plate lamp (75% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.26% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (49% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Components
        • 0.79% fail on Hoses
        • 0.53% fail on Pipes
        • 0.13% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.26% fail on Leaks
    • 0.92% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.92% fail on Condition
    • 0.92% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.92% fail on Pedal
        • 0.79% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Hub components
      • 0.40% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.13% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.13% fail on Components
        • 0.13% fail on Servos
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
  • 4.9% fail on Suspension (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Front
      • 0.40% fail on Rear
    • 0.79% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.79% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Component mounting (86% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.40% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.13% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 4.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system (49% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.13% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
        • 0.13% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.53% fail on Steering control
      • 0.40% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.13% fail on Steering column
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.92% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.53% fail on System
      • 0.26% fail on Tank
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.13% fail on Cap
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Seats
      • 0.40% fail on Drivers
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers
    • 0.26% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.26% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.26% fail on Chassis
    • 0.13% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.66% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.13% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.53% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Seat belts (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Prescribed areas (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
  • 0.40% fail on Tyres (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Condition (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Tread depth