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Austin Mini MOT Results

72.0% pass rate
from 1,173 tests in 2020
Number of tests by age
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 Mini is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.26% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.51% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.60% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.9% fail on Horn
      • 0.51% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.34% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.77% fail on Hazard warning (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Switch (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.085% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.085% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.085% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.5% fail on Service brake performance (64% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.17% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.085% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.085% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.085% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.085% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.26% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.43% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.085% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.68% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.60% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.43% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.34% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.34% fail on Cable
      • 0.085% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.085% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Valves
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.085% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.085% fail on Servos
    • 0.085% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.085% fail on Lever
    • 0.085% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.085% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.085% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 8.3% fail on Suspension
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Sub-frame (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.085% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.26% fail on Springs
      • 0.17% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.085% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.085% fail on Mounting
      • 0.085% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.17% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.085% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.085% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.085% fail on Suspension unit
  • 8.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.6% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.17% fail on Joints
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.085% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.94% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Pipe
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.26% fail on Hose
      • 0.085% fail on Tank
    • 0.68% fail on Floor (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Seats
      • 0.51% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.17% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.51% fail on Chassis
      • 0.51% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.26% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.26% fail on Bracket (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.085% fail on Door condition
        • 0.085% fail on Catch
        • 0.085% fail on Hinge
    • 0.085% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.085% fail on Towbar
      • 0.085% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.085% fail on Body
      • 0.085% fail on Other body component
    • 0.085% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.085% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.34% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Spark ignition (78% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.60% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.43% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Other leaks
  • 5.4% fail on Steering (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering gear (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.085% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.085% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.34% fail on Steering column
    • 0.26% fail on Steering play
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.17% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.085% fail on Attachment
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.085% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 1.3% fail on Tyres
    • 0.60% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.085% fail on Size/type
  • 0.17% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.17% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.085% fail on Condition
    • 0.085% fail on Attachment
  • 0.085% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.085% fail on Anchorages