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Austin A40 MOT Results

80.0% pass rate
from 265 tests in 2017
(31% 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 A40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (38% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.75% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.75% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.38% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.38% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.75% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.75% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Horn
  • 6.8% fail on Brakes
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.38% fail on Pedal
        • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Hub components
      • 0.38% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.38% fail on Restricted movement
  • 5.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers
  • 4.9% fail on Suspension (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.5% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.5% fail on Front
    • 0.38% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.38% fail on Anchor
    • 0.38% fail on Axles
      • 0.38% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.75% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.38% fail on Steering box
  • 3.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.75% fail on Cap
      • 0.38% fail on Tank
      • 0.38% fail on System
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
    • 0.38% fail on Valve stem
  • 0.75% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Body condition
  • 0.38% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.38% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate
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