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MINI Cooper S MOT Results

83.7% pass rate
from 349 tests in 2017
(44% 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 S is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (53% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.3% fail on Horn
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.29% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.57% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.29% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.57% fail on Battery
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plate lamp (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.57% fail on Components
        • 0.29% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.29% fail on Pipes
      • 0.57% fail on Leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.29% fail on Components
        • 0.29% fail on Servos
  • 4.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
  • 3.7% fail on Suspension (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.86% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.86% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.86% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.86% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.86% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.57% fail on Front
    • 0.57% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.29% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.29% fail on General condition
    • 0.29% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
  • 2.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.86% fail on Emissions
    • 0.86% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.57% fail on Cap
      • 0.29% fail on System
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering system
      • 0.57% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.57% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.29% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.29% fail on Steering control
      • 0.29% fail on Steering column
  • 0.86% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.29% fail on Chassis
    • 0.29% fail on Body condition
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers
  • 0.57% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.57% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.29% fail on Requirements
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.57% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plate