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Rover Metro MOT Results

69.7% pass rate
from 231 tests in 2020
(16% worse 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 Rover Metro is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (8.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (28% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Electrical equipment (1.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies) (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Horn (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Individual direction indicators (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.87% fail on Stop lamp (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 11% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 9.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Emissions not tested (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.43% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.43% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.43% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.43% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.43% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.43% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 10.0% fail on Brakes (8.1% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance (12% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (85% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (93% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (87% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance (56% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance (94% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.43% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt
          • 0.43% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.87% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Pedal (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Rigid brake pipes (24% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Mechanical brake components (6.4% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.43% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.43% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.43% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.43% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.43% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.43% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 9.1% fail on Suspension (16% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (18% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Sub-frame (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (5.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint dust cover (53% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (17 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.43% fail on Pipes
    • 0.43% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.43% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.43% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 6.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (4.2% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Transmission (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Joints (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.43% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.43% fail on Chassis
      • 0.43% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.43% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on Pipe
    • 0.43% fail on Body
      • 0.43% fail on Panel
    • 0.43% fail on Doors
      • 0.43% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.43% fail on Catch
    • 0.43% fail on Seats
      • 0.43% fail on Driver's seat
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility (9.9% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Washers (17% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (11% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Condition (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Tyres (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Condition (19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Steering linkage components (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Track rod end (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates
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