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Austin Sprite MOT Results

85.9% pass rate
from 78 tests in 2020
(46% 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 Sprite is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.4% fail on Brakes (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (85% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (13% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.3% fail on Pedal
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.3% fail on Lever
    • 1.3% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Horn
  • 3.8% fail on Steering (3.0% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drag link end
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.3% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.3% fail on Steering column
  • 3.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition
  • 2.6% fail on Suspension (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 1.3% fail on Visibility
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Condition