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Austin A35 MOT Results

78.0% pass rate
from 205 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 A35 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.98% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.49% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.0% fail on Leaks
      • 1.5% fail on Components
        • 0.98% fail on Hoses
        • 0.49% fail on Cylinders
    • 0.98% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.98% fail on Condition
    • 0.98% fail on Mechanical components (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage
      • 0.49% fail on Cable
    • 0.98% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.49% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.49% fail on Pedal
        • 0.49% fail on Condition
    • 0.49% fail on Hub components
      • 0.49% fail on Wheel cylinder
  • 9.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.98% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.49% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.49% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.98% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.49% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.49% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Horn
  • 7.3% fail on Suspension
    • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.4% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Component mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Leaf springs (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
      • 0.49% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.49% fail on Shackle
      • 0.49% fail on Securing bolts
    • 1.5% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on King pins (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.98% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.98% fail on Linkage condition (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.49% fail on Front
    • 0.49% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 4.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.98% fail on Wipers
  • 2.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.49% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.49% fail on Tank
  • 1.5% fail on Steering
    • 0.49% fail on Steering system
      • 0.49% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.49% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.49% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.98% fail on Doors
      • 0.49% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.49% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.49% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.49% fail on Chassis
    • 0.49% fail on Seats
      • 0.49% fail on Drivers
  • 0.98% fail on Tyres
    • 0.98% fail on Tread depth