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Austin Maestro MOT Results

66.5% pass rate
from 173 tests in 2020
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 Maestro is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 8.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.58% fail on Springs
      • 0.58% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.58% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.58% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.58% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.58% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.7% fail on Chassis
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission
      • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.7% fail on Joints
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 1.2% fail on Other passenger's door (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.58% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.58% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.58% fail on Towbar
      • 0.58% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.58% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.58% fail on Bracket
    • 0.58% fail on Body
      • 0.58% fail on Other body component
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.3% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.58% fail on Horn
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.58% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.58% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.58% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.58% fail on Switch
    • 0.58% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 8.7% fail on Brakes
    • 8.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt
          • 4.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.58% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.2% fail on Pedal
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.58% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.58% fail on Lever
    • 0.58% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.58% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.58% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Spark ignition (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.58% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.58% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Washers
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Condition of glass (19 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Windscreen (20 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on View to rear
      • 0.58% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Seat belts (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Attachment
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.9% fail on Steering rack
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