Austin Mini MOT Results

Registered in 1988
63.5% pass rate
from 178 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the Austin Mini is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.56% fail on Dipswitch
    • 6.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 4.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.56% fail on Side repeaters
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.56% fail on Switch
    • 3.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.9% fail on Horn
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 3.4% fail on Hazard warning (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on All position lamps (12 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
  • 17% fail on Brakes (63% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (96% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 10% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 9.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 6.7% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 5.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 8.4% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 8.4% fail on Rbt (180% worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 8.4% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 6.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 6.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.56% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.56% fail on Valves
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms (150% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.56% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.5% fail on Sub-frames (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Sub-frame (10 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.7% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.1% fail on Springs
      • 0.56% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.56% fail on Mounting
      • 0.56% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.56% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.56% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Transmission
      • 4.5% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Chassis
      • 2.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Seats
      • 1.1% fail on Driver's seat
      • 1.1% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.56% fail on Pipe
      • 0.56% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.56% fail on Doors
      • 0.56% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.56% fail on Hinge
    • 0.56% fail on Floor
  • 9.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers
    • 5.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on View to rear
      • 1.1% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 8.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions (150% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.56% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 7.9% fail on Steering
    • 4.5% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Locking devices (11 times worse than other 1988 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates

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