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MINI 1000 MOT Results

66.9% pass rate
from 5,653 tests in 2020
(25% 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (21% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (22% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (0.74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Switch (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Side repeaters (21% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (3.9% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp (5.3% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Dipswitch (24% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Electrical equipment (22% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Horn (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Battery(ies) (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Electrical wiring (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (0.21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Main beam tell-tale (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Position lamps (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Position lamp (53% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Switch (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on All position lamps (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Rear reflectors (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 12% fail on Suspension (57% 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)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Suspension arm (53% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Sub-frames (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Sub-frame (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (14 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wheel bearings (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (10% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (22% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.94% fail on Shock absorbers (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Suspension rods (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Suspension rod (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pins and bushes (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Springs (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Bonded suspension units (13 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Bonded suspension unit (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket
      • 0.035% fail on Coil springs (90% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Coil spring (89% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.088% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Suspension unit (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Axles (90% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Axle
      • 0.018% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.018% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.018% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 11% fail on Brakes (24% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Brake performance (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (37% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake imbalance (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.99% fail on Service brake imbalance (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (70% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Decelerometer (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake performance (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (36% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.018% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (56% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (0.49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Plate brake tester (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake performance not tested (6.9% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Pedal (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Hand lever (53% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Rigid brake pipes (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Flexible brake hoses (9.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Cable (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Lever (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Linkage (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Clevis joint (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Pivot
      • 0.071% fail on Brake linings and pads (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Brake pads (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Brake discs and drums (86% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Brake discs (89% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.32% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (4.2% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (24% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control (17% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Lever (17% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid (17% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Reservoirs (7.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Valves
    • 0.18% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas (22% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (78% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Other braking system component (14% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Other components (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Air and vacuum systems (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Servos (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Leaks
    • 0.018% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.018% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic braking system
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 9.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Emissions not tested (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Catalyst emissions (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Compression ignition (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (0.55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.018% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.71% fail on Fluid leaks (15% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Engine oil leaks (43% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Other leaks (22% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Transmission oil leaks (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.018% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 9.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Transmission (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Drive shaft (56% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Prop shafts (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Joints (4.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (11% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame condition (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.0% fail on Seats (78% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Driver's seat (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Passenger's seat (77% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Fuel system (0.27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pipe (8.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (4.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Hose (2.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on System (26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Tank (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Chassis (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Chassis condition (34% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Floor (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Doors (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's door (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition (2.7% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Hinge (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Catch
      • 0.18% fail on Front passenger's door (23% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Hinge
        • 0.018% fail on Catch
      • 0.018% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
    • 0.28% fail on Body (0.047% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Other body component (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Panel (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Body condition (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Mounting fixings (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pillar
    • 0.16% fail on Engine mounting (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Engine mounting condition (94% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Bracket (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Bumpers (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Boot lid (18% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Boot lid condition (4.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Cabs (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility (25% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Washers (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (34% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on View to rear (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Mirrors (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Bonnet (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Condition of glass (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Windscreen (22% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 6.2% fail on Steering (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Steering gear (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Operation (1.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Steering linkage components (20% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Locking devices (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (34% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other components (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Steering linkage (87% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Drag link end (77% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Steering arm (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.51% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Steering wheel (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering play (20% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Power steering
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (0.54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (0.72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Prescribed areas (12% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Condition (6.9% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements (53% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Tread depth (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Condition (9.3% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Size/type (17% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plates (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment (57% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Condition
  • 0.19% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (53% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Speedometer (53% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.035% fail on Seat belt installation check (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.018% fail on Belt(s)/padding