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Austin Healey Sprite MOT Results

82.8% pass rate
from 348 tests in 2020
(40% 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 Austin Healey Sprite is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.86% fail on Horn
      • 0.29% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 5.7% fail on Brakes
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.86% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.86% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.86% fail on Pedal
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.57% fail on Lever
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.29% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.29% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
  • 3.2% fail on Suspension (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.57% fail on Axles
      • 0.29% fail on King pins
      • 0.29% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.29% fail on Springs
      • 0.29% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.29% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
    • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.86% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.57% fail on Operation (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.86% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.29% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.29% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 0.57% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.57% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.57% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.29% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.29% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.29% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.29% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.29% fail on Tyres
    • 0.29% fail on Tread depth