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MINI 850 MOT Results

64.2% pass rate
from 81 tests in 2020
(37% worse 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 MINI 850 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (10% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (3.9% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators (7.4% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type (7.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 2.5% fail on Electrical equipment (13% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Horn (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 14% fail on Brakes (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 9.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 4.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (19% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 12% fail on Suspension (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Sub-frames (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (14 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings (76% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Other suspension component (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint (16 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Axles
      • 1.2% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 11% fail on Visibility (78% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Washers (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on View to rear (13 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Mirrors (13 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (1.5% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 9.9% fail on Steering (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering linkage components (25% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Locking devices
    • 2.5% fail on Steering column (18 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 8.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Drive shaft
    • 3.7% fail on Seats (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Driver's seat (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 2.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame
        • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 2.5% fail on Chassis (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Chassis condition (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 1.2% fail on Driver's door
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition
    • 1.2% fail on Floor
  • 8.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Spark ignition (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.2% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.2% fail on Attachment
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.2% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 1.2% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.2% fail on Attachment