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Mitsubishi Pajero MOT Results

54.1% pass rate
from 157 tests in 2020
(68% worse 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 Mitsubishi Pajero is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Switch
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.8% fail on Battery(ies) (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Horn
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.64% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.64% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.64% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.64% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.64% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.64% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.64% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 21% fail on Brakes (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 11% fail on Rigid brake pipes (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.64% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.64% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.64% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.64% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.64% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.64% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt
          • 0.64% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.9% fail on Flexible brake hoses (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Other components
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.64% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.64% fail on Pedal
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.64% fail on Lever
    • 0.64% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.64% fail on Brake fluid
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.64% fail on System
    • 3.2% fail on Transmission
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.9% fail on Joints
      • 1.3% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.64% fail on Joints
        • 0.64% fail on Bearing housing
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.64% fail on Body
      • 0.64% fail on Panel
    • 0.64% fail on Doors
      • 0.64% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.64% fail on Door condition
    • 0.64% fail on Seats
      • 0.64% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.64% fail on Cabs
      • 0.64% fail on Cab condition
  • 14% fail on Suspension (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (20 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage (18 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.64% fail on Springs
      • 0.64% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.64% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.64% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.64% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.64% fail on Ball joint
  • 8.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Seat belts (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Requirements
  • 7.6% fail on Steering
    • 5.1% fail on Steering linkage components (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Intermediate drop arm (17 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Drag link end
    • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas (18 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.64% fail on View to rear
      • 0.64% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.8% fail on Compression ignition (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (27 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.64% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.64% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.3% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.3% fail on Tyres
    • 0.64% fail on Condition
    • 0.64% fail on Tread depth