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MINI 850 MOT Results

75.3% pass rate
from 158 tests in 2020
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.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.5% fail on Horn
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on All position lamps (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.63% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.63% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.63% fail on Switch
    • 0.63% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.6% fail on Brakes
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.63% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt
          • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.63% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.63% fail on Pedal
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.63% fail on Lever
    • 0.63% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.63% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.63% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.63% fail on Cable
  • 7.6% fail on Suspension
    • 3.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 3.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.63% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility
    • 5.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.63% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.3% fail on Joints
    • 1.3% fail on Seats
      • 1.3% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.63% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.63% fail on Chassis
      • 0.63% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.63% fail on Floor
  • 4.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.63% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.63% fail on Universal joint
  • 4.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.63% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.63% fail on Attachment