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Austin Metro MOT Results

69.6% pass rate
from 276 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 Metro is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.2% fail on Fog lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Battery
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.0% fail on Subframe mounting (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Component mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.8% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.8% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.4% fail on Fluid suspension (25 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Operation (109 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Accumulator
      • 0.36% fail on Pipes
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.72% fail on Rear
      • 0.36% fail on Front
    • 0.72% fail on Gas suspension (441 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.36% fail on Accumulator
    • 0.72% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.72% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.36% fail on General condition
    • 0.36% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (94% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Emissions (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on Cap
      • 0.36% fail on Hose
    • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.72% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.36% fail on Components
        • 0.36% fail on Hoses
      • 0.36% fail on Leaks
    • 0.72% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.72% fail on Pedal
        • 0.72% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.36% fail on Hub components
      • 0.36% fail on Brake pads
  • 6.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.72% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.72% fail on Valve stem (15 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.36% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.72% fail on Steering control
      • 0.36% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.36% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.36% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.8% fail on Body condition
    • 0.72% fail on Seats
      • 0.36% fail on Passengers
      • 0.36% fail on Drivers
    • 0.36% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.36% fail on Chassis
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