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Rover Metro MOT Results

73.3% pass rate
from 262 tests in 2020
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 Rover Metro is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.8% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.38% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.76% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt
          • 0.76% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.76% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.76% fail on Pedal
    • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.38% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.38% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.38% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.38% fail on Clevis joint
  • 8.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.76% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.38% fail on Horn
    • 0.76% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.76% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.76% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.76% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.38% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.38% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.38% fail on All position lamps
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Spark ignition (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.76% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.38% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.38% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 7.3% fail on Suspension
    • 3.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.5% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (27 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Suspension unit (33 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Operation
      • 0.38% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.76% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.76% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.76% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.38% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.76% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 6.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.38% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.38% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.38% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear
      • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.7% fail on Transmission
      • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.3% fail on Joints
      • 0.38% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.38% fail on Joints
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.76% fail on Seats
      • 0.76% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.38% fail on Chassis
      • 0.38% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.38% fail on Tank
    • 0.38% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.38% fail on Body
      • 0.38% fail on Panel
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.76% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.38% fail on Requirements
  • 1.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.38% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.76% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.76% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates
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