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Morris Minor MOT Results

70.0% pass rate
from 3,716 tests in 2020
(9.7% 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.

  • 16% fail on Brakes (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Service brake performance (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 9.1% fail on Rbt (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 6.5% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (14 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.081% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.081% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (13 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 6.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (94% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.027% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 6.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.027% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (88% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.94% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pedal
      • 0.32% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.51% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.27% fail on Brake drums (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.081% fail on Lever
        • 0.027% fail on Rod
        • 0.027% fail on Cable
        • 0.027% fail on Pivot
      • 0.081% fail on Brake linings and pads (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Brake linings
        • 0.027% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.43% fail on Rigid brake pipes (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.081% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.054% fail on Valves
      • 0.027% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.027% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.081% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.054% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.027% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.054% fail on Other components
    • 0.081% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.081% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Parking brake control (86% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Lever (86% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.081% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.2% fail on Horn (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Battery(ies) (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (38% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Switch
      • 0.19% fail on Semaphore (30 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Arm (34 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.054% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.027% fail on Switch
    • 0.081% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Suspension (24% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Springs (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Leaf springs (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Leaf spring (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
        • 0.027% fail on Anchor pins and bushes
        • 0.027% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.89% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.027% fail on Mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (93% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint dust cover (90% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers (88% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.67% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.46% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.54% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension rod (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.13% fail on Axles
      • 0.081% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.054% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.027% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.027% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Washers (25% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.081% fail on View to rear
      • 0.081% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.027% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.027% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (18% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.78% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.081% fail on Tank
      • 0.081% fail on Hose
    • 0.78% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.78% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.40% fail on Doors
      • 0.32% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition
      • 0.054% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
        • 0.027% fail on Hinge
      • 0.027% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
    • 0.30% fail on Body
      • 0.16% fail on Panel
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.027% fail on Body condition
    • 0.27% fail on Seats (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's seat (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.22% fail on Floor
    • 0.11% fail on Transmission (92% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.054% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.054% fail on Joints
    • 0.081% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.054% fail on Towbar
      • 0.054% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.054% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.054% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.054% fail on Cabs
      • 0.054% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.027% fail on Load security
      • 0.027% fail on Loading door
    • 0.027% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.027% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 5.1% fail on Steering (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Steering gear (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.054% fail on Drag link end (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Steering column (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering wheel (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Steering play
      • 0.054% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.027% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres
    • 0.83% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (32% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (32% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Prescribed areas (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.027% fail on Requirements
  • 0.67% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.38% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.054% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust emissions (96% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Spark ignition (95% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Non catalyst emissions (95% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 0.30% fail on Identification of the vehicle (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plates (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.081% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.054% fail on Condition
    • 0.027% fail on Attachment
  • 0.027% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.027% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.027% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.027% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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