MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth13,24376.12%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
AC43586.21%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Acura3161.29%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Aixam68166.08%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
AK3100%n/a
Alfa Romeo78,23064.85%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Alpina2986.21%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Alvis11779.49%Electrical wiring insecure.
AMC1100%n/a
Ariel13091.54%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Armstrong Siddeley475%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ascari3100%n/a
Asia3366.67%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
Aston Martin17,43287.66%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn2100%n/a
Audi1,357,60875.78%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Austin6,23370.37%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey56082.68%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Austin Morris1,11369.18%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi2100%n/a
Axiam1100%n/a
BAC1100%n/a
Beauford15479.22%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Bedford1861.11%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Bentley18,53887.74%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Bitter2100%n/a
BMW1,506,90975.01%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Bond3470.59%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Borgward666.67%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Bowler366.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Bramwith1471.43%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Brenchley3100%n/a
Bristol16177.02%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Bugatti2996.55%Tyre with a cut in excess of the requirements.
Buick7783.12%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Cadillac68369.4%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Caterham2,58684.26%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Chesil6172.13%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Chevrolet98,46355.9%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Chrysler-Jeep114,11264.56%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Cisitalia1100%n/a
Citroen889,05062.09%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Clan1181.82%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Clarke1100%n/a
Coleman Milne13865.22%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Colt875%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Dacia87,03076.66%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Daewoo9,88442.96%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf1492.86%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Daihatsu26,14962.02%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Daimler2,20573.74%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Datsun13677.21%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Dax25984.17%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
De Dion Bouton1100%n/a
De Tomaso2386.96%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Delorean8570.59%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Dodge10,34255.39%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Douglas10%Shock absorber disfunctional or leaking severely.
DS23,24582.09%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Dutton1978.95%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Eagle977.78%Electrical wiring insecure.
Elysee1100%n/a
Eunos11966.39%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Evante250%Brake hose bulging under pressure.
Excalibur1100%n/a
Ferrari10,77890.02%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat653,06365.93%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Fisher4580%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Fisker3100%n/a
Ford3,782,27166.29%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Formula1100%n/a
Formula271100%n/a
Frazer Nash4100%n/a
Freight Rover250%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
FSO560%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Furore1100%n/a
Gardner Douglas1070%Direction indicator lamp emitted colour, position or intensity not in accordance with requirements.
GBS2979.31%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
General Motors91470.35%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Georgie Boy10%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Gilbern3873.68%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Ginetta4893.75%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
GMC17575.43%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Great Wall1,65862.06%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Griffon1100%n/a
Hawk1172.73%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Haynes785.71%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Healey1100%n/a
Hillman30787.62%Binding brake.
HMC2100%n/a
Holden5076%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Honda957,60669.05%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss2391.3%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
HRG2100%n/a
Humber13388.72%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Hummer36473.35%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Hyundai648,91571.82%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Infiniti5,82387.41%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti666.67%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Iso1100%n/a
Isuzu37,36967.43%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Jaguar280,95871.6%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
JBA8975.28%Electrical wiring insecure.
Jensen30383.17%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Jowett1485.71%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Khaleej250%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Kia610,51870.76%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Koenigsegg2100%n/a
KTM16100%n/a
Lada13358.65%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Lagonda3100%n/a
Lamborghini1,48090.41%Number plate missing or insecure.
Lanchester1100%n/a
Lancia1,03475.73%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover760,33271.49%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Lea Francis3100%n/a
Lexus131,12478.1%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Leyland Cars23773.84%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ligier966.67%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Lincoln40671.92%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Lister1100%n/a
Locust1190.91%Brake servo defective or ineffective.
Lotus10,22381.55%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Luego366.67%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
MAC10%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mahindra1668.75%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Marcos18484.24%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Marlin14776.19%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Maserati7,75379.99%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Maybach4787.23%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Mazda482,48469.24%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
MCC1,83257.81%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren33391.29%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mercedes-Benz1,193,30174.27%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Mercury3378.79%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Merlin2100%n/a
Messerschmitt3100%n/a
MEV10100%n/a
MG61,12266.94%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mia450%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Microcar74668.5%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Midas Gold1100%n/a
Mini626,29572.85%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsubishi285,84765.71%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka3177.42%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
MK7481.08%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
MNR17100%n/a
Morgan5,27382.95%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris4,80771.98%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Nash10%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Naylor2466.67%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
NCF10%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
NG4082.5%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Nissan1,368,85967.76%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Noble18379.23%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
NSU1181.82%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Oldsmobile1989.47%Direction indicator lamp emitted colour, position or intensity not in accordance with requirements.
Onyx2100%n/a
Opel2,03955.76%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Packard1100%n/a
Pagani13100%n/a
Panther16075%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pembleton4100%n/a
Perodua4,23468.33%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot1,259,82162.61%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pilgrim15880.38%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Plymouth4995.92%Headlamp beam image obviously incorrect.
Pontiac52882.01%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Porsche129,58283%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton6,82052.1%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Prova1100%n/a
Quantum5369.81%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ram1080%Headlamp beam image obviously incorrect.
Raw3080%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Reliant91075.49%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Renault1,028,72456.2%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Reva26972.86%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Riley21281.6%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Robin Hood22485.27%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Rolls Royce5,10586.17%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Rover71,42055.94%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Royale2100%n/a
Saab99,91658.65%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
San10%Brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Santana12960.47%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Sao10%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Saturn4100%n/a
Scion2040%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
SEAT409,25768.55%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Sebring1968.42%Suspension component insecurely attached to chassis or axle.
Secma977.78%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Shelby1100%n/a
Simca333.33%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Singer8985.39%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Skoda586,79373.88%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Smart79,53369.33%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Spectre3100%n/a
Spyker475%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Ssangyong14,58467.83%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
SSC4100%n/a
Standard2676.92%Binding brake.
Studebaker366.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Subaru66,39169.4%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Sunbeam39082.56%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Suzuki368,27569.03%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Sylva875%Electrical wiring insecure.
Talbot38479.69%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Tata15552.26%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Td20002100%n/a
Tesla4,05988.74%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Tiger24783.81%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Toyota1,417,22970.24%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Trabant9377.42%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Trident2100%n/a
Triumph9,47876.6%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR6,38782.04%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ultima5088%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
UMM650%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Union1100%n/a
Vanden Plas3677.78%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Vanguard2100%n/a
Vauxhall3,079,59663.16%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi450%Parking brake efficiency well below minimum requirement.
Vindicator1100%n/a
Volkswagen2,433,52468.1%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Volvo466,18367.11%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Wartburg1080%Seat belt anchorage loose.
Westfield1,03086.31%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Willys3196.77%Brake lining or pad contaminated with oil, grease etc.
Wolseley30483.88%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
YKC1080%Parking brake inoperative on one side.
Yugo650%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Zastava1747.06%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Zenos2176.19%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.

Tests: 27,757,252

Average car pass rate: 68.09%

Most common fail reasons

#ReasonFail codeCategory%
1Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.5.3.4(a)(i)Major12%
2Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.5.2.3(e)Dangerous11%
3Position lamp missing or inoperative.4.2.1(a)(ii)Major11%
4Headlamp aim outwith limits.4.1.2(a)Major9%
5Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.3.4(b)(ii)Major9%
6Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.5.3.1(b)(i)Major9%
7Stop lamp missing or inoperative.4.3.1(a)(ii)Major8%
8Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.5.2.3(d)(ii)Dangerous8%
9Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.3.5(a)Major7%
10Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.1.1.13(a)(ii)Dangerous7%

Tests date range: 7th December 2018 to 6th December 2019


Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3


Home   Contact   About   Mobile site Share