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Bentley Mulsanne MOT Results

76.5% pass rate
from 396 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 Bentley Mulsanne is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 9.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.3% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.76% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.76% fail on Front wheels (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.8% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components
      • 0.76% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.76% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.25% fail on Pivot
    • 0.25% fail on ABS
  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.25% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.25% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.76% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.51% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.25% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.5% fail on Horn
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim (77% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Battery
    • 0.51% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 3.5% fail on Coil springs (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Location (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.3% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.76% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid suspension (31 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pipes (76 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Suspension unit (26 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Levelling valve
      • 0.25% fail on Other components
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.51% fail on Front
      • 0.51% fail on Rear
    • 0.76% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.51% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.51% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.51% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.25% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.25% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.25% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.25% fail on Drive shafts
  • 7.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.5% fail on Power steering (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pipes and hoses (16 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.25% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.51% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.25% fail on Body security
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers
  • 0.25% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.25% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate
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