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Morris Marina MOT Results

80.0% pass rate
from 235 tests in 2017
(31% 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 Morris Marina is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.43% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.85% fail on Battery
    • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.85% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.43% fail on Horn
  • 7.2% fail on Suspension
    • 4.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.6% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.1% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.85% fail on Front
      • 0.43% fail on Rear
    • 0.85% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.85% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.43% fail on Securing bolts
    • 0.43% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.43% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.43% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.43% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.43% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.6% fail on Components
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses
        • 0.85% fail on Pipes
        • 0.43% fail on Servos
      • 0.43% fail on Leaks
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.43% fail on Cable
  • 4.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions
    • 0.43% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on Cap
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.43% fail on Free play
        • 0.43% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.85% fail on Washers (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres
    • 0.85% fail on Condition
    • 0.85% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.43% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.85% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.85% fail on Body condition
    • 0.43% fail on Seats
      • 0.43% fail on Drivers
  • 0.43% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate
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.