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Bentley S3 MOT Results

82.9% pass rate
from 117 tests in 2017
(41% 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 Bentley S3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Brake operation (12 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake performance not tested (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Rear wheels
    • 2.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.7% fail on Components
        • 0.85% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.85% fail on Hoses
      • 0.85% fail on Leaks
    • 0.85% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
  • 6.0% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Battery
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Front lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.85% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.85% fail on Stop lamp
  • 5.1% fail on Suspension
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.85% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.85% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.85% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.85% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.85% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.85% fail on Spring mounting
  • 4.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.85% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system
      • 0.85% fail on Free play
        • 0.85% fail on Steering box
      • 0.85% fail on Steering box
      • 0.85% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.85% fail on Power steering
      • 0.85% fail on Other components
  • 3.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.6% fail on Body condition
    • 0.85% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.85% fail on Chassis
  • 0.85% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.85% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.85% fail on Requirements
  • 0.85% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.85% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.85% fail on System
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