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MINI 1000 MOT Results

63.0% pass rate
from 7,723 tests in 2017
(27% 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.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim (34% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Fog lamp (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Switch (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.8% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Tell tales (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.38% fail on Switch (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.28% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.27% fail on Switch (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.18% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.00% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Switch
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Lamp (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Tell tale (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Horn (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.45% fail on Electrical wiring (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Suspension (79% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Prescribed areas (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Subframe mounting (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Component mounting (21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Spring mounting (93% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Wheel bearings (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Front (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Front drive shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Couplings (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.039% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.8% fail on Front suspension joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Sub-frames (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Attachment (13 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.039% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Radius arms (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.052% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment
    • 0.25% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on General condition (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Bonded suspension (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.039% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.026% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.039% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.039% fail on Axles (87% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.013% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.013% fail on Clearance
    • 0.013% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
  • 15% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Front wheels (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Rear wheels (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake performance (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.065% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.4% fail on Components
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes
        • 1.0% fail on Hoses
        • 0.19% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.12% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.065% fail on Servos
        • 0.013% fail on Valves
      • 0.45% fail on Leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
      • 0.091% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake control components (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pedal (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.013% fail on Lever
    • 0.62% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pivot (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Clevis joint
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage
    • 0.41% fail on Hub components (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake pads (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.065% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.039% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.16% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.039% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.039% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Emissions (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system (28% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on Cap
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.14% fail on System (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.12% fail on Hose
    • 0.47% fail on Emissions not tested (68% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 8.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Washers
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Mirrors (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Bonnet (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.013% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 7.8% fail on Steering (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Steering system (87% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end (56% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Free play (82% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
        • 0.078% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.026% fail on Steering component
        • 0.013% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.052% fail on Drag link end (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.0% fail on Steering control (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Steering column (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Steering wheel (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering shaft (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.026% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.013% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.26% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.14% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.026% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 4.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Body condition
    • 1.3% fail on Seats (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Drivers (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Passengers (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis
    • 0.36% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
    • 0.35% fail on Engine mountings (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.078% fail on Body security
    • 0.065% fail on Load security
      • 0.026% fail on Access panel
      • 0.026% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.013% fail on Bootlid
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Prescribed areas (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment
      • 0.19% fail on Requirements
      • 0.026% fail on Installation check
        • 0.013% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.013% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Hubs
    • 0.013% fail on Condition