MINI Hatch MOT Results

Registered in 2008
66.2% pass rate
from 36,120 tests in 2020
(18% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the MINI Hatch is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (7.9% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps (12% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp (12% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0028% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (18% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (18% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters (21% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.0028% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0028% fail on Arm
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Headlamp levelling device (37% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0028% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.34% fail on Electrical equipment (41% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Electrical wiring (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Battery(ies) (94% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Switch
    • 0.022% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.019% fail on Rear reflectors (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0083% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0055% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0028% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0028% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0028% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0028% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Emissions not tested (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Non catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Emission control equipment (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on NOx sensor (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.014% fail on Oxygen sensor (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.0055% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.53% fail on Compression ignition (70% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (69% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Emissions not tested (40% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (87% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Oxygen sensor (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.0055% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.0028% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0028% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.40% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.047% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.017% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0028% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.017% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.017% fail on Undertray
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes (36% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Brake performance (28% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0028% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.030% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0028% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.44% fail on Parking brake performance (52% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (51% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance (52% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.053% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0055% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0028% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.32% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (41% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (sp) (41% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance (44% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.080% fail on Service brake performance (40% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0083% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0083% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.072% fail on Brake performance not tested (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (18% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (27% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (27% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.011% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.12% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.078% fail on Cable
        • 0.044% fail on Lever
        • 0.0055% fail on Pivot
    • 0.32% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Anti-lock braking system (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Electronic stability control (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Parking brake control (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Lever (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Electronic parking brake (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Hand lever (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pedal (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Rigid brake pipes (93% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Flexible brake hoses (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Hydraulic systems (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Brake fluid (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0055% fail on Servos
      • 0.0028% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.075% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.030% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Operation
    • 0.011% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0083% fail on Other components
      • 0.0028% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0028% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.0028% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0028% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (21% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (22% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Size/type (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (23 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility (15% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers (9.8% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.100% fail on Bonnet (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on View to rear (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Mirrors (78% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 4.8% fail on Suspension (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint dust cover (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Suspension arm (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joints (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint dust cover (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0028% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.78% fail on Springs (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Coil springs (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Coil spring (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0028% fail on Mounting
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Sub-frame (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0028% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0028% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.030% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Other suspension component (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.042% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0028% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0028% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 2.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (44% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Fuel system (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pipe (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on System (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Drive shafts (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Joints (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0055% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.022% fail on Prop shafts (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Joints (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Doors (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition (47% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Other passenger's door (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Door condition (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's door (74% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on Boot lid (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Boot lid condition (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.091% fail on Body
      • 0.069% fail on Other body component
      • 0.019% fail on Panel
      • 0.0028% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.089% fail on Bumpers (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Integral vehicle structure (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Sub-frame (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Sub-frame condition (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.025% fail on Undertray (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Engine mounting (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Engine mounting condition (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Load security
      • 0.011% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.011% fail on Tailgate condition (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Passenger compartment (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0083% fail on Chassis (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Chassis condition (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0083% fail on Seats (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Driver's seat (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0055% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0055% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 0.63% fail on Steering (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Steering linkage components (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Drag link end (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on Power steering
      • 0.058% fail on Pipes and hoses (84% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
      • 0.014% fail on Operation (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Pump
      • 0.0028% fail on Rams
    • 0.030% fail on Steering play (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Steering rack (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0083% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0083% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0055% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0028% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0028% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.62% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements
    • 0.017% fail on Airbags
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0028% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Condition (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0028% fail on Hubs
  • 0.42% fail on Identification of the vehicle (22% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plates (22% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.0055% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0055% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0055% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0055% fail on Anchorages
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