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Austin Sprite MOT Results

73.1% pass rate
from 108 tests in 2020
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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.93% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.9% fail on Horn
      • 0.93% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 8.3% fail on Brakes
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.93% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.93% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.93% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.93% fail on Rbt
          • 0.93% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.9% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.93% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.93% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.93% fail on Leaks
  • 4.6% fail on Suspension
    • 0.93% fail on Axles
      • 0.93% fail on King pins
    • 0.93% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.93% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.93% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.93% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.93% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 3.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.9% fail on Pipe
      • 0.93% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.93% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.93% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 2.8% fail on Visibility
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.93% fail on Wipers
  • 1.9% fail on Steering
    • 0.93% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.93% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.93% fail on Steering column
  • 1.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.9% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.9% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.9% fail on Road Wheels (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.93% fail on Tyres
    • 0.93% fail on Tread depth