MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth3,91174.92%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
AC24387.65%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Acura1266.67%Windscreen or window damaged or seriously discoloured, affecting the driver's view of the road or of an obligatory external mirror.
Aixam25461.42%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Alfa Romeo30,92163.13%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Alpina887.5%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Alpine10%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Alvis5877.59%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
AMC1100%n/a
Ariel6487.5%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Armstrong1100%n/a
Armstrong Siddeley366.67%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ascari1100%n/a
Asia1631.25%Seat belt load bearing structure strength or continuity significantly reduced near an anchorage point.
Aston Martin6,95487.43%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn1100%n/a
Audi478,47274.53%Tyre tread depth too low.
Austin3,34069.49%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey35579.44%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Austin Morris63766.09%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi333.33%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Beauford7183.1%Electrical wiring insecure.
Bedford887.5%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Bentley7,02886.64%Tyre seriously damaged.
Bitter2100%n/a
BMW539,08573.17%Tyre tread depth too low.
Bond3482.35%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Borgward1100%n/a
Bowler1100%n/a
Bramwith1060%Emissions levels exceed the manufacturer's specified limits.
Bristol8775.86%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Bugatti17100%n/a
Buick4170.73%Battery insecure and likely to fall from carrier or cause a short circuit.
Cadillac31971.47%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Caterham1,33384.25%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Chesil2680.77%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Chevrolet41,07656.35%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Chrysler-Jeep43,55161.7%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Citroen344,70261.01%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Clan5100%n/a
Coleman Milne6061.67%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Colt560%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Dacia23,21479.06%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Daewoo5,21542.95%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf4100%n/a
Daihatsu11,69361.96%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Daimler1,10574.39%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Datsun11078.18%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Dax18385.79%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
De Dion Bouton1100%n/a
De Tomaso1492.86%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Delorean5284.62%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Dodge4,38056.48%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Douglas1100%n/a
DS4,24181.54%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Dutton1681.25%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Eagle4100%n/a
Eunos6355.56%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Ferrari4,63490.85%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat248,50464.72%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Fisher2373.91%Brake performance unable to be tested.
Fisker1100%n/a
Ford1,421,21365.26%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Formula1100%n/a
Frazer Nash10%Position lamp with a product on the lens or light source showing wrong colour or heavily reduced light intensity.
Freight Rover10%Headlamp not securely attached.
FSO2100%n/a
Furore1100%n/a
Gardner Douglas988.89%Suspension component missing, likely to become detached or directional stability impaired.
GBS966.67%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
General Motors43072.09%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Georgie Boy10%Stop lamps all missing or inoperative.
Gilbern2085%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ginetta2788.89%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
GMC7471.62%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Great Wall58358.83%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Griffon10%Excessive free play in the steering.
Hawk785.71%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Haynes333.33%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Hillman17387.28%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Holden1872.22%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
Holmes10%Brake hose damaged and likely to fail.
Honda368,14068.58%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss1190.91%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
HRG250%Stop lamps all missing or inoperative.
Hudson1100%n/a
Humber7482.43%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Hummer13177.1%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Hyundai230,80471.23%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Infiniti1,29285.84%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti580%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Iso250%Wiper not operating, or missing.
Isuzu12,68864.93%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Jaguar106,10469.69%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
JBA5384.91%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Jensen17684.09%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Jowett6100%n/a
Khaleej250%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Kia212,89070.03%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Koenigsegg1100%n/a
KTM1384.62%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Lada5561.82%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Lagonda5100%n/a
Lamborghini58490.58%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
Lancia55073.27%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover262,61669.13%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Lea Francis2100%n/a
LEVC11100%n/a
Lexus48,02276.91%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Leyland Cars16070%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ligier250%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
Lincoln18272.53%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Locust988.89%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Lotus4,84380.47%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Luego10%Tyre not fitted in compliance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Mahindra1090%Direction indicator or hazard warning switch inoperative.
Marcos10983.49%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Marlin8177.78%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Maserati2,70380.65%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Maybach2592%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mazda185,16368.02%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
MCC85359.67%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren12295.9%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Mercedes-Benz425,04072.96%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Mercury2479.17%Headlamp emitted colour, position or intensity not in accordance with requirements.
Merlin1100%n/a
Messerschmitt1100%n/a
MEV785.71%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
MG29,76664.31%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mia2100%n/a
Microcar34869.83%Brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Midas Gold1100%n/a
Mini224,03871.49%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mitsubishi106,10962.91%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka1471.43%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
MK5070%Wheel bearing with excessive play.
MNR10100%n/a
Morgan2,50081.24%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris2,75172.12%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Naylor1283.33%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
NG2986.21%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Nissan500,21266.73%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Noble7879.49%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
NSU475%Suspension component excessively damaged or corroded.
Oldsmobile1384.62%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Onyx1100%n/a
Opel1,00758.39%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Pagani785.71%Number plate missing or insecure.
Panther10172.28%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pembleton2100%n/a
Perodua1,76369.26%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot493,25361.05%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pilgrim9887.76%Binding brake.
Plymouth4388.37%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Pontiac31779.18%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Porsche48,73581.75%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton3,09951.02%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Prova1100%n/a
Quantum2286.36%Braking effort not recording at a wheel.
Radical1100%n/a
Ram683.33%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Raw1894.44%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
RCR1100%n/a
Reliant50773.18%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Renault402,00753.69%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Reva13072.31%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Riley13182.44%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Robin Hood15984.28%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Rolls Royce2,21184.49%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Rover35,16054.88%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Saab43,03556.82%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Santana5356.6%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Saturn2100%n/a
Scion1040%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
SEAT150,20267.25%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Sebring1181.82%Fluid leaking continuously and likely to pose a serious risk to road safety.
Secma6100%n/a
Simca250%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Singer5787.72%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Skoda208,40472.48%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Smart28,71767.24%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Spyker1100%n/a
Ssangyong4,64764.28%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
SSC450%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Standard1681.25%Suspension component insecurely attached to chassis or axle.
Studebaker2100%n/a
Subaru25,78968.11%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Sunbeam23783.54%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Suzuki139,11267.71%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Sylva785.71%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Talbot22080.45%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Tata7146.48%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
Td20001100%n/a
Tesla69990.56%Tyre tread depth too low.
Tiger14180.14%Electrical wiring insecure.
Toyota539,84569.48%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Trabant3762.16%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Triumph6,02875.05%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR3,20879.71%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Ultima27100%n/a
UMM366.67%Brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Union10%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Vanden Plas3488.24%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Vauxhall1,183,03960.91%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi2100%n/a
Volkswagen912,35066.98%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Volvo170,52265.43%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Wartburg7100%n/a
Westfield63584.88%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Willys2979.31%Brake master cylinder leaking.
Wolseley17685.23%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
YKC4100%n/a
Yugo1100%n/a
Zastava666.67%Constant velocity joint boot missing or split.
Zenos977.78%Emissions levels exceed default limits.

Tests: 10,364,453

Average car pass rate: 66.54%

Most common fail reasons

#ReasonFail codeCategory%
1Headlamp aim outwith limits.4.1.2(a)Major12%
2Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.5.3.4(a)(i)Major12%
3Position lamp missing or inoperative.4.2.1(a)Major11%
4Spring broken or seriously weakened.5.3.1(b)(i)Major11%
5Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.3.4(b)(ii)Major10%
6Tyre tread depth too low.5.2.3(e)Dangerous10%
7Stop lamp missing or inoperative.4.3.1(a)(ii)Major8%
8Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.3.5(a)Major7%
9Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.1.1.13(a)(ii)Dangerous7%
10Tyre seriously damaged.5.2.3(d)(i)Major6%

Tests date range: 20th May 2018 to 2nd October 2018


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