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Austin A40 MOT Results

84.4% pass rate
from 135 tests in 2020
(45% 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.

  • 8.9% fail on Brakes
    • 8.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 6.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 5.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.74% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.74% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt
          • 0.74% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.5% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.74% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.74% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.74% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.74% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.74% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.74% fail on Pedal
    • 0.74% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.74% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.74% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 5.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.74% fail on Other components
        • 0.74% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.74% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.74% fail on Steering box
    • 0.74% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.2% fail on Suspension (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Axles
      • 0.74% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.74% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.74% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.74% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.74% fail on Linkage
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.74% fail on Tank
    • 0.74% fail on Seats
      • 0.74% fail on Driver's seat
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.5% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.74% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.74% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.74% fail on Prescribed areas
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