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MINI 1000 MOT Results

65.9% pass rate
from 7,354 tests in 2020
(26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
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 MINI 1000 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (35% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Switch (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (34% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.068% fail on Switch
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp (18% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.1% fail on Electrical equipment (34% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Horn (56% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Electrical wiring (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Battery(ies) (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.46% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.082% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Suspension (68% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (93% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (87% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.3% fail on Sub-frames (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Sub-frame (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (13 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.71% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.068% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
      • 0.014% fail on Accumulator
      • 0.014% fail on Pipes
    • 0.027% fail on Axles (92% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.014% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.027% fail on Springs (96% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.014% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.014% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.027% fail on Anti-roll bars (96% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 12% fail on Brakes (28% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.86% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.068% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.027% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.97% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (70% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pedal (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.91% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.79% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.52% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Cable (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Clevis joint (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Pivot (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake linings and pads (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Brake pads (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs and drums (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Brake discs (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.45% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.30% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.068% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.068% fail on Valves
      • 0.054% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.014% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.19% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.082% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.054% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.014% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.054% fail on Other components
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake control (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Lever (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.027% fail on Leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Servos
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 9.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Catalyst emissions (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Compression ignition (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.014% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.83% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.68% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.027% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.027% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 9.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.014% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.18% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.18% fail on Joints
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (79% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Sub-frame (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Sub-frame condition (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.027% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Seats (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Driver's seat (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Passenger's seat (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on Pipe
      • 0.29% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.19% fail on Hose
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.054% fail on Tank
    • 0.68% fail on Chassis (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Chassis condition (37% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.46% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
        • 0.014% fail on Pillar
        • 0.014% fail on Hinge
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
        • 0.068% fail on Hinge (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Catch
    • 0.42% fail on Floor (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
      • 0.041% fail on Body condition
      • 0.014% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.22% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting condition (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Bracket (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.054% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.054% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.014% fail on Cabs
      • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Washers
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on View to rear (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Mirrors (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.041% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.041% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.0% fail on Steering (56% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Steering gear (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Operation
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.041% fail on Drag link end (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
        • 0.014% fail on Steering component
        • 0.014% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.50% fail on Steering column (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Steering play
      • 0.31% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.082% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.041% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.027% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.014% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 2.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts (26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
      • 0.20% fail on Requirements (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres
    • 0.87% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.80% fail on Condition
    • 0.082% fail on Size/type
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Registration plates (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.014% fail on Condition
  • 0.18% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.18% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.014% fail on Anchorages