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Austin Mini MOT Results

69.0% pass rate
from 1,530 tests in 2017
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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.5% fail on All direction indicators (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.52% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.26% fail on Switch
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.13% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.72% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.065% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.98% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.59% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Horn
    • 2.5% fail on Hazard warning (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Switch
      • 0.20% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.72% fail on Battery
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.065% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Suspension (36% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.6% fail on Subframe mounting (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Component mounting (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wheel bearings (92% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Rear
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.065% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Radius arms (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Axles
      • 0.065% fail on King pins
      • 0.065% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.065% fail on General condition
    • 0.065% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.065% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.065% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.065% fail on Condition
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (28% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Front wheels (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake performance (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Rear wheels (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (92% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.065% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.3% fail on Components
        • 0.98% fail on Pipes
        • 0.98% fail on Hoses
        • 0.20% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.13% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.065% fail on Valves
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.065% fail on Leaks
    • 0.92% fail on Service brake control components (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Pedal (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.065% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.065% fail on Linkage
    • 0.39% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.26% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.13% fail on Cable
      • 0.065% fail on Clevis joint
      • 0.065% fail on Pivot
    • 0.20% fail on Parking brake (77% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (77% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Hub components (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.065% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.065% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 8.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Emissions (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.52% fail on Cap
      • 0.46% fail on Pipe
      • 0.46% fail on System
      • 0.13% fail on Hose
    • 0.46% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.39% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.26% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 4.2% fail on Steering system
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.33% fail on Free play
        • 0.33% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
        • 0.065% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.065% fail on Steering component
      • 0.065% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.46% fail on Steering control
      • 0.26% fail on Steering column
      • 0.13% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.065% fail on Steering lock
  • 3.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition
    • 1.0% fail on Seats
      • 0.72% fail on Drivers
      • 0.52% fail on Passengers
    • 0.26% fail on Engine mountings (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers
      • 0.065% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.13% fail on Speedometer
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.065% fail on Size/type
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.39% fail on Attachment
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.065% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.065% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.065% fail on Attachment