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Austin Sprite MOT Results

82.4% pass rate
from 250 tests in 2017
(40% 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.

  • 8.0% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.40% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.40% fail on Front lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.40% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 1.6% fail on Horn
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.80% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.80% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.40% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.80% fail on Headlamp aim (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.6% fail on Components
        • 0.80% fail on Hoses
        • 0.40% fail on Pipes
        • 0.40% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.40% fail on Operation
      • 0.40% fail on Leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.80% fail on Pedal
        • 0.80% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.40% fail on Hub components
      • 0.40% fail on Brake calipers
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.2% fail on Steering system
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.80% fail on Steering control
      • 0.80% fail on Steering column
  • 4.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.40% fail on Wipers
  • 3.2% fail on Suspension (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.80% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes
        • 0.40% fail on Shackle
    • 0.80% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.80% fail on Front
    • 0.80% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.40% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.40% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 1.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (72% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.40% fail on Tank
  • 0.80% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.80% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.40% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.80% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.40% fail on Body condition
    • 0.40% fail on Seats
      • 0.40% fail on Drivers
  • 0.40% fail on Tyres
    • 0.40% fail on Tread depth