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Morris Marina MOT Results

72.2% pass rate
from 133 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 Morris Marina is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.75% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.75% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.75% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 9.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.75% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.75% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.75% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.75% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.75% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.75% fail on Pedal
    • 0.75% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.75% fail on Lever
    • 0.75% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.75% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.75% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.75% fail on Brake slack adjuster
  • 9.0% fail on Suspension
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.75% fail on Springs
      • 0.75% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.75% fail on Shackle bracket
    • 0.75% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.75% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.75% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.75% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.75% fail on Other suspension component
  • 6.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering gear
      • 3.0% fail on Steering rack
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.75% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.5% fail on Steering play (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack (14 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 6.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.75% fail on Tank
      • 0.75% fail on Pipe
    • 0.75% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.75% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.75% fail on Transmission
      • 0.75% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.75% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.75% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.75% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.75% fail on Floor
    • 0.75% fail on Seats
      • 0.75% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.75% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility
    • 5.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.75% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.75% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.75% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.75% fail on Condition
  • 1.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
  • 0.75% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plates
Read the Honest John Review

  • Morris Marina 1971
    Lots of parts commonality with other BMC and BL cars, good performance in 1.8TC form, simple and easy to work on.