MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth13,43876.29%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
AC43386.61%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Acura3161.29%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Aixam68365.45%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
AK3100%n/a
Alfa Romeo78,18264.86%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Alpina2989.66%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Alvis11380.53%Electrical wiring insecure.
AMC1100%n/a
Ariel12991.47%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Armstrong Siddeley475%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ascari3100%n/a
Asia3164.52%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
Aston Martin17,49987.59%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn2100%n/a
Audi1,361,90875.86%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Austin6,18470.25%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey55582.7%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Austin Morris1,11169.31%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi2100%n/a
Axiam1100%n/a
BAC1100%n/a
Beauford15580%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Bedford1662.5%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Bentley18,60487.7%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Bitter2100%n/a
BMW1,509,87175.08%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Bond3470.59%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Borgward757.14%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Bowler366.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Bramwith1369.23%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Brenchley3100%n/a
Bristol16076.88%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Bugatti2996.55%Tyre with a cut in excess of the requirements.
Buick7883.33%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Cadillac67970.25%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Caterham2,58084.34%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Chesil6071.67%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Chevrolet98,03055.84%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Chrysler-Jeep114,13364.69%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Cisitalia1100%n/a
Citroen887,88862.12%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Clan1181.82%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Clarke1100%n/a
Coleman Milne13964.75%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Colt875%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Dacia88,06276.59%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Daewoo9,77743.04%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf1492.86%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Daihatsu26,05361.92%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Daimler2,20073.68%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Datsun13377.44%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Dax25885.27%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
De Dion Bouton1100%n/a
De Tomaso2286.36%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Delorean8571.76%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Dodge10,30555.4%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Douglas10%Shock absorber disfunctional or leaking severely.
DS23,53282.01%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
Eunos11866.1%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Evante250%Brake hose bulging under pressure.
Excalibur1100%n/a
Ferrari10,74789.93%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat653,31766%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Fisher4580%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Fisker3100%n/a
Ford3,783,44566.36%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 Motors90570.39%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.
GMC17674.43%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Great Wall1,66062.17%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Griffon1100%n/a
Hawk1172.73%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Haynes887.5%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Healey1100%n/a
Hillman29887.58%Binding brake.
HMC2100%n/a
Holden5276.92%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Honda957,20269.13%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss2290.91%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
HRG2100%n/a
Humber13387.97%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Hummer36472.53%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Hyundai651,71371.84%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Infiniti5,88287.54%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti666.67%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Iso1100%n/a
Isuzu37,47167.43%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Jaguar281,60671.68%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
JBA8976.4%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Jensen30483.88%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.
Kia612,90370.83%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Koenigsegg2100%n/a
KTM15100%n/a
Lada13558.52%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Lagonda3100%n/a
Lamborghini1,47890.32%Number plate missing or insecure.
Lanchester1100%n/a
Lancia1,04275.72%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover762,05871.58%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Lea Francis3100%n/a
Lexus131,35978.2%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Leyland Cars23473.93%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ligier966.67%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Lincoln40172.82%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Lister1100%n/a
Locust1190.91%Brake servo defective or ineffective.
Lotus10,19181.69%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.
Marcos18483.7%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Marlin14876.35%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Maserati7,78679.93%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Maybach4785.11%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mazda482,59369.32%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
MCC1,81757.68%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren33190.94%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mercedes-Benz1,197,03274.33%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Mercury3482.35%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Merlin2100%n/a
Messerschmitt3100%n/a
MEV10100%n/a
MG61,11567%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mia560%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Microcar74168.69%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Midas Gold1100%n/a
Mini628,33772.94%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsubishi285,80165.85%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka3177.42%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
MK7581.33%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
MNR17100%n/a
Morgan5,27382.97%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris4,78771.9%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Naylor2466.67%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
NCF10%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
NG4082.5%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Nissan1,373,32167.85%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Noble18279.12%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
NSU1181.82%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Oldsmobile2090%Direction indicator lamp emitted colour, position or intensity not in accordance with requirements.
Onyx2100%n/a
Opel2,03456.05%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Packard1100%n/a
Pagani13100%n/a
Panther16075%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pembleton4100%n/a
Perodua4,22068.34%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot1,258,15162.68%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pilgrim15780.89%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Plymouth4995.92%Headlamp beam image obviously incorrect.
Pontiac52882.39%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Porsche129,89783.06%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton6,76651.86%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Prova1100%n/a
Quantum5271.15%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ram1080%Headlamp beam image obviously incorrect.
Raw3080%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Reliant90275.39%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Renault1,027,96756.33%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Reva26872.39%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Riley21580.93%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Robin Hood22785.02%Binding brake.
Rolls Royce5,09686.22%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Rover70,89256.06%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Royale2100%n/a
Saab99,29858.72%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
San10%Brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Santana12961.24%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.
SEAT410,24368.67%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.
Singer8885.23%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Skoda588,75273.98%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Smart79,87969.57%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Spectre3100%n/a
Spyker3100%n/a
Ssangyong14,74367.99%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
SSC4100%n/a
Standard2676.92%Binding brake.
Studebaker366.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Subaru66,10669.53%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Sunbeam39182.61%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Suzuki368,80869.1%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Sylva875%Electrical wiring insecure.
Talbot38479.69%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Tata15151.66%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Td20002100%n/a
Tesla4,24088.89%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Tiger24883.47%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Toyota1,418,99070.29%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Trabant9278.26%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Trident2100%n/a
Triumph9,42276.64%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR6,38582.05%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ultima4989.8%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
UMM757.14%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Union1100%n/a
Vanden Plas3577.14%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Vanguard2100%n/a
Vauxhall3,077,95763.27%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi450%Parking brake efficiency well below minimum requirement.
Vindicator1100%n/a
Volkswagen2,435,48268.2%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Volvo466,92367.2%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Wartburg1172.73%Seat belt anchorage loose.
Westfield1,03086.5%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Willys3196.77%Brake lining or pad contaminated with oil, grease etc.
Wolseley30284.11%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
YKC1080%Parking brake inoperative on one side.
Yugo560%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Zastava1643.75%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Zenos2176.19%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.

Tests: 27,786,687

Average car pass rate: 68.18%

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)Major8%
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: 2nd January 2019 to 1st January 2020


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