Austin Metro MOT Results

Registered in 1989
62.0% pass rate
from 79 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Austin Metro is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 19% fail on Exhaust emissions (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 19% fail on Spark ignition (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 15% fail on Non catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 2.5% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 5.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 5.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.5% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (42 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Operation
      • 1.3% fail on Suspension unit
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.3% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 7.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 7.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.3% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 5.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.3% fail on Pedal
    • 1.3% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 7.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.5% fail on Seats
      • 1.3% fail on Driver's seat
      • 1.3% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.3% fail on Bumpers
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.3% fail on Joints
    • 1.3% fail on Body
      • 1.3% fail on Other body component
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 1.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end

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