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Morris Marina MOT Results

73.3% pass rate
from 75 tests in 2020
(2.0% worse 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 Morris Marina is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Brakes (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 5.3% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Decelerometer
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 9.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 6.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (88% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.3% fail on Reservoirs
    • 1.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 9.3% fail on Suspension (20% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (36% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wheel bearings (90% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension rods
      • 1.3% fail on Suspension rod
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 6.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (61% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Spark ignition (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.3% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (3.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Horn
  • 5.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.3% fail on Engine mounting
      • 1.3% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 4.0% fail on Steering (7.2% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering gear (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
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.