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MINI Cooper MOT Results

78.5% pass rate
from 363 tests in 2017
(26% better 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 Cooper is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.4% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.4% fail on Horn
    • 0.28% fail on Battery
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.1% fail on Components
        • 0.83% fail on Hoses
        • 0.28% fail on Pipes
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
    • 0.55% fail on Hub components
      • 0.28% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.28% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
        • 0.28% fail on Anti-slip
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension
    • 2.8% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front drive shafts (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.55% fail on Couplings (34 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.28% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.4% fail on Front
      • 0.83% fail on Rear
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.55% fail on General condition (15 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
  • 5.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Steering system
      • 2.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.28% fail on Free play
        • 0.28% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.83% fail on Steering control
      • 0.55% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.28% fail on Steering column
  • 2.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.55% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Cap
      • 0.28% fail on System
    • 0.28% fail on Emissions
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.55% fail on Body condition
    • 0.55% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Drivers
      • 0.28% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.28% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Drivers
  • 0.83% fail on Tyres
    • 0.55% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.28% fail on Condition
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment
  • 0.55% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.55% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.28% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plate