Mitsubishi Carisma MOT Results

Registered in 2003
44.8% pass rate
from 1,058 tests in 2020
(15% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Mitsubishi Carisma is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Suspension (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Linkage (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage ball joints (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (15 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.095% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.7% fail on Springs
      • 3.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.6% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.095% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.095% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.47% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.095% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.095% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.095% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.095% fail on Axles
      • 0.095% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.095% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Headlamps (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Headlamp (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.095% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.095% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (81% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.57% fail on Switch (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.57% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.095% fail on Switch
    • 0.095% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.095% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 24% fail on Brakes (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.19% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.095% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.66% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (61% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Rbt (sp) (60% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.57% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 8.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Brake pads (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Brake discs (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Pivot
    • 6.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.66% fail on Lever
    • 0.57% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.47% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.095% fail on Pedal
    • 0.57% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.47% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.095% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.38% fail on Brake fluid
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.7% fail on Transmission (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.095% fail on Joints
      • 0.095% fail on Belts
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.76% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Tank
      • 0.095% fail on Pipe
    • 0.38% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.28% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.28% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.28% fail on Body
      • 0.19% fail on Panel
      • 0.095% fail on Other body component
    • 0.19% fail on Chassis
      • 0.19% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.19% fail on Towbar
      • 0.19% fail on Other towbar components (22 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.095% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.095% fail on Door condition
      • 0.095% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.095% fail on Door condition
    • 0.095% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.095% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 11% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Steering linkage components (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Track rod end (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.095% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.095% fail on Locking devices
    • 5.5% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.095% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.28% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.095% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (26% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Spark ignition (33% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (52% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.95% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.47% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.095% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.85% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.95% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas (75% better than other 2003 cars)

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