Austin Mini MOT Results

Registered in 1981
63.2% pass rate
from 239 tests in 2017
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.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 2.5% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.42% fail on Switch
    • 6.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.3% fail on All direction indicators (160% worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.42% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.42% fail on Tell tales
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.42% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.42% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.0% fail on Horn (150% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Hazard warning (190% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Lamp (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Switch
      • 0.42% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.42% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.84% fail on Battery
  • 18% fail on Suspension (73% worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.0% fail on Subframe mounting (4 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Component mounting
    • 5.0% fail on Wheel bearings (150% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Front (190% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear
    • 4.6% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Front drive shafts (4 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (4 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.1% fail on Sub-frames (10 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Condition (16 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.84% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.42% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (52% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.84% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.5% fail on Components
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses
        • 0.42% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.42% fail on Operation
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.7% fail on Pedal
        • 1.7% fail on Anti-slip (5 times worse than other 1981 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on Restricted movement
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.8% fail on Emissions
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Cap
      • 0.84% fail on Pipe
    • 0.84% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Mirrors (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Windscreen (6 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.9% fail on Steering
    • 7.9% fail on Steering system (100% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Steering rack (140% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.3% fail on Free play
        • 1.3% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.42% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.42% fail on Other components
        • 0.42% fail on Steering component
  • 6.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.9% fail on Body condition
    • 2.9% fail on Seats (190% worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Passengers (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drivers
    • 0.84% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.84% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.84% fail on Chassis
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (2 times worse than other 1981 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Condition
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1981 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Requirements
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate

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