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Morris Minor MOT Results

67.5% pass rate
from 7,960 tests in 2017
(11% 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 Morris Minor is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Brakes (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front wheels (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Rear wheels (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Parking brake performance (77% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake imbalance (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.24% fail on Brake operation (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.6% fail on Components (38% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Pipes (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Hoses (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.038% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks (90% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Operation
    • 0.55% fail on Restricted movement (85% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.53% fail on Pedal
        • 0.30% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.013% fail on Lever
    • 0.41% fail on Hub components (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Wheel cylinder (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.013% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.013% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.10% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.013% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.063% fail on Cable
      • 0.025% fail on Clevis joint
      • 0.025% fail on Pivot
      • 0.013% fail on Lever
    • 0.025% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.025% fail on Components
        • 0.025% fail on Servos
    • 0.025% fail on Locking devices
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.088% fail on Switch
      • 0.075% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.075% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.050% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.038% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (36% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on Tell tales (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Switch
        • 0.050% fail on Side repeaters (93% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Semaphore (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Arm (17 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Tell tales (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.34% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Horn (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Battery (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (95% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Fog lamp (95% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.088% fail on Hazard warning (90% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Lamp (91% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Switch (87% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Tell tale (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 12% fail on Suspension (24% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Prescribed areas (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Component mounting (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Spring mounting (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Subframe mounting (88% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.5% fail on Front (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Leaf springs (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Shackle (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Anchor
        • 0.025% fail on Other pins and bushes
      • 0.30% fail on Spring eye (14 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Anchor bracket (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Securing bolts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Shackle bracket (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Spring saddle
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.94% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.088% fail on Condition
    • 0.92% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.57% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.088% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.18% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Axles (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.050% fail on King pins
      • 0.013% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.013% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.11% fail on Torsion bars (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on General condition
    • 0.075% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.050% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.063% fail on Sub-frames (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Condition
    • 0.025% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.013% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.025% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.025% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.013% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.013% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 6.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.075% fail on Mirrors (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 5.7% fail on Steering (25% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Steering system (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Steering rack (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Other components
        • 0.075% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.025% fail on Free play (89% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.025% fail on Drag link end (91% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Steering arm (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Steering control
      • 0.20% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.19% fail on Steering column
      • 0.025% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.18% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.075% fail on Steering operation (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Vehicle structure (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.54% fail on Seats
      • 0.40% fail on Drivers
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers
    • 0.52% fail on Doors
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.088% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.050% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.038% fail on Load security
      • 0.038% fail on Bootlid
  • 2.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.67% fail on Cap (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on System (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe
      • 0.10% fail on Tank
      • 0.075% fail on Hose
    • 0.10% fail on Emissions (96% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Emissions not tested (86% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Requirements
  • 0.29% fail on Registration plates and VIN (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plate (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.063% fail on Towbars (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Vehicle structure (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.063% fail on Road Wheels (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 0.025% fail on Attachment (90% better than other pre-1990 cars)
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