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Hillman Imp MOT Results

81.4% pass rate
from 312 tests in 2017
(36% 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 Hillman Imp is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.32% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.32% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.32% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.6% fail on Horn
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 0.64% fail on Headlamps (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plate lamp
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.96% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.96% fail on Components
        • 0.96% fail on Pipes
        • 0.32% fail on Hoses
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Restricted movement
  • 5.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.64% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.32% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.96% fail on Steering control
      • 0.64% fail on Steering column
      • 0.32% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.32% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.8% fail on Suspension (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.32% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.32% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.32% fail on Axles
      • 0.32% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.32% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.64% fail on Pipe
      • 0.32% fail on Cap
      • 0.32% fail on System
    • 0.96% fail on Emissions
    • 0.64% fail on Exhaust system
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
      • 0.64% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.96% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.32% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.64% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.32% fail on Chassis
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.32% fail on Drivers
  • 0.32% fail on Tyres
    • 0.32% fail on Condition
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment
Read the Honest John Review

  • Hillman Imp 1963
    Fun small car, which in many ways is better to drive than a Mini, that rear mounted engine is a peach