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Hillman Imp MOT Results

91.1% pass rate
from 112 tests in 2020
(67% 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.

  • 3.6% fail on Brakes
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.89% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.89% fail on Lever
  • 3.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.89% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.89% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.89% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.89% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.89% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.89% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 2.7% fail on Suspension
    • 0.89% fail on Axles
      • 0.89% fail on King pins
    • 0.89% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.89% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 2.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.89% fail on Chassis
      • 0.89% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.89% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.89% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.89% fail on Seats
      • 0.89% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.89% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 1.8% fail on Steering
    • 0.89% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.89% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.89% fail on Steering column
  • 0.89% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.89% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.89% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.89% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.89% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.89% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.89% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 0.89% fail on Tyres
    • 0.89% fail on Condition
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