Austin Mini MOT Results

Registered in 1981
71.1% pass rate
from 228 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 1981 cars and highlighted areas where the Austin Mini is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 5.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.2% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.88% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.88% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.44% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.44% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.88% fail on Horn
      • 0.44% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.88% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.44% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.44% fail on Position lamp
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (200% worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (200% worse than other 1981 cars)
          • 5.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (180% worse than other 1981 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 7.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 7.0% fail on Rbt
          • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.44% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.88% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.88% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.44% fail on Pedal
    • 0.44% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.44% fail on Servos
    • 0.44% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.44% fail on Lever
    • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.44% fail on Valves
    • 0.44% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.44% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.44% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.44% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.44% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.44% fail on Cable
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 7.5% fail on Washers
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.88% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.8% fail on Suspension
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.88% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.8% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.44% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.44% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.88% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.44% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.88% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.44% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.44% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.2% fail on Transmission
      • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Floor (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on Pipe
    • 0.44% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.44% fail on Seats
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.44% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.44% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 5.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 3.1% fail on Steering rack
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.44% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.44% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.44% fail on Steering play
      • 0.44% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.44% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.44% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.44% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment
  • 0.44% fail on Tyres
    • 0.44% fail on Size/type

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