MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth14,43579.51%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
AC29192.1%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Acura2157.14%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Aixam62768.9%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Albion1100%n/a
Alfa Romeo64,78867.01%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Alpina2878.57%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Alvis8182.72%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ariel8293.9%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Armstrong Siddeley2100%n/a
Arnolt-Bristol1100%n/a
Ascari2100%n/a
Asia1747.06%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Aston Martin15,11389.14%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn1100%n/a
Audi1,219,59577.93%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Austin4,19369.81%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey32982.67%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Austin Morris67566.22%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi1100%n/a
Axiam1100%n/a
BAC1100%n/a
Beauford8877.27%Horn inoperative.
Bedford1650%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Bentley16,21688.84%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Bitter2100%n/a
BMW1,322,72277.18%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Bond1782.35%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Borgward475%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Bowler2100%n/a
Bramwith977.78%Seat belt anchorage loose.
Brenchley2100%n/a
Bristol10677.36%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Bugatti25100%n/a
Buick5576.36%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Cadillac47475.74%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Caterham1,68486.05%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Chesil3781.08%Headlamp beam image obviously incorrect.
Chevrolet76,72355.84%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Chrysler-Jeep92,97667.4%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Citroen753,09864.17%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Clan475%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Coleman Milne11966.39%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Colt785.71%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Dacia95,52077.42%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Daewoo6,39445.7%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf683.33%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Daihatsu20,47863.21%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Daimler1,51575.12%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Datsun9969.7%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Dax16989.35%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
De Dion Bouton1100%n/a
De Tomaso650%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Delorean5881.03%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Dodge7,72957.15%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Douglas1100%n/a
DS27,78681.89%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Dutton666.67%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Eagle785.71%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Eunos7161.97%Parking brake inoperative on one side.
Excalibur10%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
Ferrari9,04991.47%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat570,87968.18%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Fisher2576%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Fisker2100%n/a
Ford3,290,80968.66%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Formula1100%n/a
Frazer Nash1100%n/a
FSO560%Electrical wiring insecure.
Furore1100%n/a
Gardner Douglas10100%n/a
GBS2277.27%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
General Motors67273.66%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Georgie Boy250%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Gilbern1353.85%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Ginetta3479.41%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
GMC12075%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Great Wall1,37564.44%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Griffon1100%n/a
Hawk757.14%Electrical wiring insecure.
Haynes5100%n/a
Healey1100%n/a
Hillman18888.3%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
HMC366.67%Brake cable damaged or knotted.
Holden4870.83%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Honda823,45971.33%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss1384.62%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
HRG1100%n/a
Humber9082.22%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Hummer26879.48%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Hyundai616,74673.82%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Infiniti7,55789.94%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti450%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Iso2100%n/a
Isuzu34,69369.9%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Jaguar252,02774.62%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
JBA6183.61%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Jensen21080.95%Electrical wiring insecure.
Jowett988.89%Shock absorber bush excessively worn.
Kia588,27573.2%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
KTM11100%n/a
Lada10556.19%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Lagonda2100%n/a
Lamborghini1,27492.78%Number plate missing or insecure.
Lanchester2100%n/a
Lancia77477.13%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover684,70074.03%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Lea Francis2100%n/a
Lexus115,79680.33%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Leyland Cars14872.97%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Ligier450%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Lincoln24576.73%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Lister1100%n/a
Locust475%Horn inoperative.
Longline1100%n/a
Lotus7,34883.22%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Luego10%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
MAC1100%n/a
Mahindra977.78%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Marcos10378.64%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Marlin9575.79%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Maserati7,18582.2%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Maybach4087.5%Horn inoperative.
Mazda418,58271.7%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
MCC1,33857.1%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren29291.1%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mercedes-Benz1,093,30476.9%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Mercury2781.48%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Merlin1100%n/a
Messerschmitt1100%n/a
MEV683.33%Seat belt anchorage loose.
MG46,40070.4%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mia6100%n/a
Microcar58068.45%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Midas Gold10%Wheel bearing with excessive play.
Mini570,31374.69%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsubishi248,54568.63%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka2272.73%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
MK3984.62%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
MNR887.5%Wheel bearing with excessive play.
Morgan4,09084.55%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris3,27272.98%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Naylor1668.75%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
NG2588%Binding brake.
Nissan1,253,90770.55%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Noble10683.02%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
NSU475%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Oldsmobile1687.5%Stop lamps all missing or inoperative.
Onyx1100%n/a
Opel1,37957.14%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Pagani771.43%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Panther10164.36%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pembleton580%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Perodua3,41868.75%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot1,062,10965.25%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pilgrim9485.11%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Plymouth3588.57%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pontiac34780.98%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Porsche112,56185.13%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton4,91951.64%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Prova1100%n/a
Quantum2860.71%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Ram988.89%Headlamp beam image obviously incorrect.
Raw2080%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Reliant57675%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Renault862,70860.01%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Reva20675.24%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Riley14479.17%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Robin Hood14577.24%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Rolls Royce3,98987.06%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Rover49,78558.17%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Royale4100%n/a
Saab73,27760.36%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Santana8760.92%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Saturn250%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Scion1546.67%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
SEAT370,55271.73%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Sebring1650%Suspension component insecurely attached to chassis or axle.
Secma683.33%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Simca10%Body, cab or chassis corroded at mounting points to the extent that overall security or stability is seriously impaired.
Singer5983.05%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Skoda552,53476.26%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Smart72,87872.99%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Spectre250%Emissions test unable to be completed.
Spyker1100%n/a
Ssangyong15,25071.66%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
SSC2100%n/a
Standard1384.62%Binding brake.
Studebaker2100%n/a
Subaru54,96871.26%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Sunbeam24283.47%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Suzuki339,53871.74%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Sylva666.67%Electrical wiring insecure.
Talbot25077.2%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Tata11562.61%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Td20002100%n/a
Tesla6,35689.84%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Tiger15484.42%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Toyota1,240,87372.08%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Trabant5475.93%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Triumph6,15178.38%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR4,54184.14%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ultima3494.12%Emissions test unable to be completed.
UMM862.5%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Vanden Plas2882.14%Body, cab or chassis excessively corroded at mounting points.
Vanguard1100%n/a
Vauxhall2,607,64165.92%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi20%Parking brake efficiency well below minimum requirement.
Vindicator1100%n/a
Volkswagen2,124,75570.6%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Volvo418,78569.99%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Wartburg1060%Seat belt anchorage loose.
Westfield64185.34%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Willys1994.74%Brake master cylinder leaking.
Wolseley18887.77%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
YKC5100%n/a
Yugo475%Induction or exhaust leak that could affect emissions levels.
Zastava850%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Zenos1978.95%Emissions levels exceed default limits.

Tests: 24,392,645

Average car pass rate: 70.69%

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)Major10%
4Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.3.4(b)(ii)Major9%
5Headlamp aim outwith limits.4.1.2(a)Major8%
6Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.5.3.1(b)(i)Major8%
7Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.5.2.3(d)(ii)Dangerous8%
8Stop lamp missing or inoperative.4.3.1(a)(ii)Major8%
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: 16th August 2019 to 15th August 2020


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