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Austin Healey Sprite MOT Results

77.4% pass rate
from 890 tests in 2017
(23% 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 Sprite is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 9.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.3% fail on Front wheels (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.6% fail on Components
        • 1.0% fail on Hoses
        • 0.45% fail on Pipes
        • 0.22% fail on Cylinders
      • 1.2% fail on Leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.90% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.90% fail on Pedal
        • 0.79% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.11% fail on Hub components
      • 0.11% fail on Brake discs
  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.45% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.45% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.9% fail on Horn
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.90% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.34% fail on Tell tales
      • 0.11% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.11% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (53% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.56% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.22% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Battery
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 6.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.2% fail on Suspension (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas (49% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting
      • 1.0% fail on Component mounting (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.90% fail on Front
    • 0.79% fail on Leaf springs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Securing bolts (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Spring eye
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.11% fail on Other pins and bushes
    • 0.45% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Axles
      • 0.34% fail on King pins
    • 0.22% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.11% fail on Location
    • 0.11% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack (94% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Track rod end (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
        • 0.11% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.22% fail on Steering control
      • 0.22% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.67% fail on System
      • 0.45% fail on Pipe
      • 0.34% fail on Tank
      • 0.22% fail on Hose
      • 0.22% fail on Cap
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.34% fail on Chassis
    • 0.34% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers
    • 0.22% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.22% fail on Body condition (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
  • 0.34% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Seat belts (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
  • 0.22% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle Identification Number