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MINI Cooper MOT Results

87.0% pass rate
from 138 tests in 2020
(52% better 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 Cooper is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.72% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.72% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Horn
    • 0.72% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.72% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.72% fail on Stop lamp
  • 5.8% fail on Brakes
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.72% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.72% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.72% fail on Leaks
    • 0.72% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.72% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.72% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.72% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.72% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.72% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.72% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.72% fail on Cable
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.72% fail on Wipers
  • 1.4% fail on Steering
    • 0.72% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.72% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.72% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.72% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.4% fail on Suspension (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.72% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.72% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.4% fail on Joints
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.4% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.72% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.72% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.72% fail on Tyres
    • 0.72% fail on Condition