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Suzuki Jimny MOT Results

58.8% pass rate
from 483 tests in 2020
(47% 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 Suzuki Jimny is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (79% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Horn (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Electrical wiring (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim (76% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.21% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Position lamp (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.7% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Main beam tell-tale (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Brakes (78% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.6% fail on Service brake performance (68% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt
          • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.41% fail on Plate brake tester (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.41% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.21% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.62% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.41% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 3.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pedal (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Hand lever (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.0% fail on Lever
    • 1.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.41% fail on Valves (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Master cylinder
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.62% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.41% fail on Brake linings (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.41% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.41% fail on Cable
    • 0.21% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.21% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (90% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Body (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Mounting fixings (20 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Panel (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Other body component
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Driver's door (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Catch
      • 0.41% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.41% fail on Door condition
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.2% fail on Seats
      • 1.0% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.41% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.62% fail on Pipe
      • 0.21% fail on Tank
      • 0.21% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.21% fail on System
    • 1.0% fail on Bumpers (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Floor (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Cabs (19 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Prescribed areas (20 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Transmission
      • 0.83% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.62% fail on Joints
        • 0.21% fail on Prop shaft
  • 9.1% fail on Visibility
    • 6.2% fail on Washers
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers (78% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
  • 9.1% fail on Suspension
    • 4.6% fail on Wheel bearings (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Leaf springs (14 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Leaf spring (23 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Anchor pins and bushes (26 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Spring saddle
        • 0.21% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
    • 2.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.0% fail on Axles
      • 0.83% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Axle
    • 0.83% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.41% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.41% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.21% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 8.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Spark ignition (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.41% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.41% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.21% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.21% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Locking devices (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.62% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Steering linkage (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.2% fail on Steering play (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering box (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Steering box
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.21% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.21% fail on Universal joint
  • 4.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Seat belts (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.41% fail on Size/type
  • 1.9% fail on Identification of the vehicle (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.41% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (13 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.83% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.62% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Hubs
  • 0.21% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.21% fail on Speedometer
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