MINI Cooper S MOT Results

Registered in 2012
78.9% pass rate
from 388 tests in 2020
(28% better than other 2012 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the MINI Cooper S is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.52% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.26% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.52% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.52% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.26% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 4.4% fail on Suspension
    • 3.1% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.77% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.77% fail on Washers
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.1% fail on Brakes
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.52% fail on Brake linings (33 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.77% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
  • 0.77% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.52% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.52% fail on Other leaks (35 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.26% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.52% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.52% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.26% fail on Body
      • 0.26% fail on Other body component
  • 0.26% fail on Steering
    • 0.26% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Condition
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