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Austin 6 MOT Results

76.6% pass rate
from 124 tests in 2017
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 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamps (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Headlamp (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Switch
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.8% fail on Horn
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Front lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.6% fail on Tell tales (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.81% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 6.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 5.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.81% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.81% fail on Components
        • 0.81% fail on Hoses
      • 0.81% fail on Leaks
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 4.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 4.0% fail on Front (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.4% fail on Spring mounting
      • 1.6% fail on Component mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Leaf springs (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Condition
      • 0.81% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.81% fail on Shackle
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.81% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.81% fail on Attachment
    • 0.81% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.81% fail on Presence
    • 0.81% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.81% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.81% fail on Condition
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.81% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.2% fail on Steering system
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.6% fail on Steering operation (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 4.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.6% fail on Cap
      • 0.81% fail on Hose
    • 0.81% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis
    • 1.6% fail on Doors
      • 1.6% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.81% fail on Drivers
    • 0.81% fail on Body condition
    • 0.81% fail on Seats
      • 0.81% fail on Drivers
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres
    • 0.81% fail on Size/type
    • 0.81% fail on Condition
    • 0.81% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.81% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.81% fail on Requirements
      • 0.81% fail on Attachment