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Riley Elf MOT Results

76.2% pass rate
from 248 tests in 2017
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 Riley Elf is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 9.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.2% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Components
        • 0.81% fail on Hoses
        • 0.40% fail on Pipes
      • 0.81% fail on Leaks
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal
        • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.40% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.0% fail on Front
      • 0.81% fail on Rear
    • 2.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.4% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.40% fail on General condition
    • 0.40% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.40% fail on Operation
    • 0.40% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.40% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.40% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.40% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.40% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 10% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.81% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.40% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.81% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.40% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.40% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.81% fail on Horn
    • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.40% fail on Fog lamp
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.81% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.81% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.81% fail on System
      • 0.40% fail on Hose
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.40% fail on Steering control
      • 0.40% fail on Steering column
  • 2.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition
    • 0.40% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.40% fail on Chassis
    • 0.40% fail on Seats
      • 0.40% fail on Drivers
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.81% fail on Condition
      • 0.81% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (77% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
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