Mitsubishi Lancer MOT Results

Registered in 2008
64.5% pass rate
from 2,238 tests in 2020
(12% 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 Mitsubishi Lancer is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (15% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.18% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.089% fail on Horn
      • 0.045% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.045% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.045% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.045% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.045% fail on Individual direction indicators
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.98% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.98% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.45% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.45% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.089% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.045% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.045% fail on Rbt
          • 0.045% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.58% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.089% fail on Pedal
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.089% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.045% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.045% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
  • 10% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (84% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (16 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.58% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.40% fail on Springs (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Coil springs (92% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Coil spring (93% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Mounting
      • 0.045% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.045% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.18% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.089% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.045% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.045% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 7.6% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.089% fail on Steering arm (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.045% fail on Power steering
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on View to rear
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.089% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.089% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.45% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.27% fail on Emission control equipment (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Catalytic converter (20 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Compression ignition (60% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.18% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (75% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.089% fail on Catalytic converter (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.045% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.27% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.045% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.045% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.045% fail on Undertray
  • 3.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.36% fail on Transmission (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Joints (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.089% fail on Tank
      • 0.045% fail on System
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray
    • 0.089% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.089% fail on Body
      • 0.045% fail on Body condition
      • 0.045% fail on Panel
    • 0.045% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.045% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.045% fail on Floor
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.76% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.58% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
  • 0.045% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.045% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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