MINI Hatch MOT Results

Registered in 2012
81.9% pass rate
from 32,199 tests in 2017
(13% 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 Hatch is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (5.3% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (92% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.81% fail on Position lamps (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Front lamps (37% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Rear lamps (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.58% fail on Stop lamp (50% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Headlamps (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.078% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0031% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0093% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0031% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Fog lamp (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0031% fail on Switch
    • 0.25% fail on Direction indicators (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Flashing type (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters (44% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Individual lamps (94% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Horn (61% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.019% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0093% fail on Battery (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0031% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0031% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0031% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0031% fail on Lamp
  • 5.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen (41% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.034% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (34% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Valve stem (82% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Size/type (51% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Brakes (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components (44% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs (43% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0031% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.63% fail on Hydraulic systems (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Components (56% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Hoses
        • 0.025% fail on Pipes (67% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0031% fail on Cylinders
    • 0.50% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear wheels (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Front wheels (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.043% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.043% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0093% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.050% fail on ABS
    • 0.040% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.019% fail on Restricted movement (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Parking brake (94% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Condition (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.012% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.0093% fail on Cable
      • 0.0031% fail on Lever
    • 0.0093% fail on Additional braking devices (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0062% fail on Service brake control components (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Pedal (89% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0031% fail on Condition
        • 0.0031% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.0031% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0031% fail on Warning
  • 0.84% fail on Suspension (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.084% fail on Rear
      • 0.059% fail on Front
    • 0.090% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0093% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0031% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0031% fail on Presence
    • 0.087% fail on Suspension arms (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Condition
      • 0.0062% fail on Attachment
    • 0.081% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Front drive shafts (76% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Constant velocity joints (76% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0031% fail on Couplings
    • 0.047% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Condition (97% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Location
    • 0.028% fail on Front suspension joints (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.0031% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0031% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0031% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0031% fail on Condition
    • 0.0031% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0031% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0031% fail on Attachment
  • 0.43% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
  • 0.21% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Emissions
    • 0.062% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Fuel system (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on System
      • 0.016% fail on Cap (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Pipe
    • 0.022% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.16% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (56% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.078% fail on Seat belts (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0062% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0062% fail on Belt(s)/padding (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.081% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (56% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Body condition (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Doors (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0093% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0062% fail on Drivers
    • 0.016% fail on Seats
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0031% fail on Passengers
    • 0.0062% fail on Body security
  • 0.062% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Steering system (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.025% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Drag link end
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