MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth9,70774.94%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
AC37485.03%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Acura3161.29%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Aixam58564.1%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Alfa Romeo69,93763.65%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Alpina2885.71%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Alpine10%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Alvis10080%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
AMC1100%n/a
Ariel11088.18%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Armstrong1100%n/a
Armstrong Siddeley666.67%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ascari1100%n/a
Asia2948.28%Seat belt load bearing structure strength significantly reduced near an anchorage point.
Aston Martin14,79587.04%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn1100%n/a
Audi1,138,22574.88%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Austin5,53668.68%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey51278.91%Horn inoperative.
Austin Morris1,03365.34%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi333.33%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Axiam1100%n/a
Beauford12284.43%Electrical wiring insecure.
Bedford1573.33%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Bentley15,58687.24%Tyre with a cut in excess of the requirements.
Bitter475%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
BMW1,268,31373.65%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Bond4877.08%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Borgward366.67%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Bowler2100%n/a
Bramwith1369.23%Emissions levels exceed the manufacturer's specified limits.
Brenchley1100%n/a
Bristol15375.16%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Bugatti30100%n/a
Buick7871.79%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Cadillac66069.39%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Caterham2,09583.63%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Chesil5080%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Chevrolet91,77956.24%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Chrysler-Jeep99,56462.57%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Citroen794,89661.42%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Clan8100%n/a
Coleman Milne11765.81%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Colt666.67%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Dacia63,44778.17%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Daewoo10,93042.8%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf12100%n/a
Daihatsu25,06761.29%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daimler2,05673.54%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Datsun17078.24%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Dax23884.45%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
De Dion Bouton1100%n/a
De Tomaso2688.46%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Delorean7975.95%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Dodge9,69455.52%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Douglas1100%n/a
DS13,64182.52%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Dutton1984.21%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Eagle1090%Power steering fluid leaking or system malfunctioning
Eunos9553.68%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Ferrari9,00290.24%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat570,59664.89%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Fisher3574.29%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Fisker3100%n/a
Ford3,334,00765.45%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.
FSO580%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Furore1100%n/a
Gardner Douglas1181.82%Direction indicator lamp emitted colour, position or intensity not in accordance with requirements.
GBS2286.36%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
General Motors86070.35%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Georgie Boy10%Stop lamps all missing or inoperative.
Gilbern3187.1%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Ginetta4891.67%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
GMC13967.63%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Great Wall1,42760.55%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Griffon10%Excessive free play in the steering.
Hawk887.5%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Haynes650%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Hillman28686.36%Binding brake.
HMC1100%n/a
Holden4667.39%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Holmes10%Brake hose damaged and likely to fail.
Honda850,55868.68%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss2195.24%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
HRG250%Stop lamps all missing or inoperative.
Hudson1100%n/a
Humber13585.19%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Hummer30776.55%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Hyundai545,48071.37%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Infiniti3,44386.58%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti771.43%Horn inoperative.
Iso366.67%Wiper not operating, or missing.
Isuzu32,09266.42%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Jaguar239,86069.95%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
JBA7382.19%Binding brake.
Jensen27682.97%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Jowett1080%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Khaleej250%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Kia504,47270.1%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Koenigsegg1100%n/a
KTM1888.89%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Lada12058.33%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Lagonda6100%n/a
Lamborghini1,16889.98%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
Lancia95772.94%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover649,72270.29%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Lea Francis2100%n/a
LEVC12894.53%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Lexus112,85977.21%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Leyland Cars25470.47%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ligier475%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
Lincoln37370.78%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Locust1190.91%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Lotus8,55579.86%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Luego10%Tyre not fitted in compliance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Mahindra1190.91%Direction indicator or hazard warning switch inoperative.
Marcos14982.55%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Marlin13579.26%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Maserati6,14280.12%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Maybach4791.49%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mazda420,41668.39%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
MCC1,79957.59%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren27793.14%SRS malfunction indicator lamp indicates a system malfunction.
Mercedes-Benz1,002,72773.19%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Mercury3770.27%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Merlin1100%n/a
Messerschmitt3100%n/a
MEV785.71%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
MG54,87264.32%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mia771.43%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Microcar72568.28%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Midas Gold1100%n/a
Mini526,34671.84%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mitsubishi252,64064.04%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka2871.43%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
MK6475%Wheel bearing with excessive play.
MNR12100%n/a
Morgan4,33081.66%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris4,67071.16%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Mycar1100%n/a
Nash10%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Naylor2075%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
NCF10%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
NG3683.33%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Nissan1,169,17766.93%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Noble14574.48%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
NSU1080%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Oldsmobile2080%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Onyx1100%n/a
Opel2,08655.8%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Pagani1593.33%Number plate missing or insecure.
Panther15675.64%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Pembleton4100%n/a
Perodua4,03269.1%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot1,135,85861.61%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pilgrim13185.5%Horn inoperative.
Plymouth5789.47%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pontiac50578.61%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Porsche107,14182.22%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton6,83851.46%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Prova1100%n/a
Quantum4175.61%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Radical1100%n/a
Ram875%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Raw2491.67%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
RCR1100%n/a
Reliant86073.6%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Renault924,98254.3%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Reva25971.04%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Riley20082%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Robin Hood21084.76%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Rolls Royce4,43185.35%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Rover71,75354.37%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Royale2100%n/a
Saab94,83857.24%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Santana11662.93%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Sao10%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Saturn4100%n/a
Scion1637.5%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
SEAT351,99967.42%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Sebring1675%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Secma8100%n/a
Shelby1100%n/a
Simca771.43%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Singer9386.02%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Skoda491,56672.8%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Smart65,64167.3%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Spectre1100%n/a
Spyker366.67%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Ssangyong11,20765.1%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
SSC560%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Standard2483.33%Suspension component insecurely attached to chassis or axle.
Studebaker580%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Subaru60,28668.07%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Sunbeam35281.82%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Suzuki319,32867.99%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Sylva988.89%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Talbot34778.67%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Tata15949.69%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Td20002100%n/a
Tesla2,51689.94%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Tiger17780.79%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Toyota1,239,41769.65%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Trabant6866.18%Electrical wiring insecure.
Triumph8,97474.7%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR5,38880.09%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Ultima4393.02%Number plate missing or insecure.
UMM540%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Union10%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Vanden Plas4381.4%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Vauxhall2,743,15961.54%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi366.67%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Volkswagen2,118,05767.13%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Volvo403,93365.91%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Wartburg10100%n/a
Westfield85084.94%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Willys3881.58%Brake master cylinder leaking.
Wolseley28385.16%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
YKC887.5%Electrical wiring insecure.
Yugo560%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Zastava1163.64%Constant velocity joint boot missing or split.
Zenos1275%Emissions levels exceed default limits.

Tests: 24,130,996

Average car pass rate: 66.92%

Most common fail reasons

#ReasonFail codeCategory%
1Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.5.3.4(a)(i)Major12%
2Position lamp missing or inoperative.4.2.1(a)Major11%
3Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.5.2.3(e)Dangerous11%
4Headlamp aim outwith limits.4.1.2(a)Major10%
5Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.5.3.1(b)(i)Major10%
6Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.3.4(b)(ii)Major10%
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 with a lump, bulge or tear.5.2.3(d)(ii)Dangerous6%

Tests date range: 20th May 2018 to 9th April 2019


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