MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth18,92280.13%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
AC32489.81%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Acura2268.18%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Aixam63369.04%Brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Alfa Romeo74,20167.95%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Alpina2777.78%Tyre with a cut in excess of the requirements.
Alvis7667.11%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ariel10092%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Armstrong10%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Armstrong Siddeley1100%n/a
Arnolt-Bristol1100%n/a
Ascari2100%n/a
Asia1650%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Aston Martin17,73689.64%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn1100%n/a
Audi1,484,00878.69%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Austin4,56372.1%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey37483.69%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Austin Morris68671.57%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi1100%n/a
Axiam1100%n/a
BAC1100%n/a
Beauford9784.54%Binding brake.
Bedford1546.67%Obligatory mirror or device missing.
Bentley18,74390.04%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Bitter2100%n/a
BMW1,585,83377.98%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Bond2065%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Borgward5100%n/a
Bowler475%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Bramwith1060%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Brenchley2100%n/a
Bristol12384.55%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Bugatti3196.77%Headlamp beam image obviously incorrect.
Buick5379.25%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Cadillac54375.32%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Caterham2,06885.69%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Chesil3889.47%Horn inoperative.
Chevrolet81,37156.17%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Chrysler-Jeep103,77968.81%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Cisitalia1100%n/a
Citroen838,06864.99%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Clan4100%n/a
Coleman Milne12770.87%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Colt475%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Dacia120,43776.33%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Daewoo5,65348.06%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf7100%n/a
Daihatsu21,25864.58%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Daimler1,60176.45%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Datsun9470.21%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Dax18584.32%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
De Tomaso1586.67%Brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Delorean6385.71%Constant velocity joint boot missing, split, insecure or no longer prevents the ingress of dirt.
Dodge8,37559.68%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Douglas1100%n/a
DS34,77979.65%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Dutton1172.73%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Eagle5100%n/a
Enzo Design1100%n/a
Eunos8757.47%Seat belt load bearing structure strength significantly reduced near an anchorage point.
Evante10%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Excalibur10%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
Ferrari10,77392.61%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat643,43068.81%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Fisher3473.53%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Fisker3100%n/a
Ford3,720,55869.46%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Formula1100%n/a
Frazer Nash250%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Freight Rover1100%n/a
FSO475%Electrical wiring insecure.
Furore1100%n/a
Gardner Douglas1181.82%Brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
GBS2190.48%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
General Motors76572.94%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Georgie Boy1100%n/a
Gilbern1973.68%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Ginetta3482.35%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
GMC15680.77%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Great Wall1,55162.99%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Griffon1100%n/a
Hawk875%Electrical wiring insecure.
Haynes3100%n/a
Hillman18085.56%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
HMC250%Brake cable damaged or knotted.
Holden5383.02%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
Honda927,75572.14%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss1291.67%Number plate inscription missing or illegible.
HRG1100%n/a
Humber7983.54%Binding brake.
Hummer32177.57%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Hyundai725,88874.33%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Infiniti9,93789.02%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti580%Electrical wiring insecure.
Iso2100%n/a
Isuzu40,33070.51%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Jaguar293,35776.26%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
JBA6985.51%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Jensen21783.41%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Jowett4100%n/a
Khaleej1100%n/a
Kia697,92374.02%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Koenigsegg1100%n/a
KTM16100%n/a
Lada10860.19%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Lagonda4100%n/a
Lamborghini1,64194.09%Number plate missing or insecure.
Lanchester1100%n/a
Lancia82580.12%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover802,72175.32%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Lea Francis2100%n/a
Lexus134,21781.55%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Leyland Cars15575.48%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Ligier475%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Lincoln24472.95%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Lister1100%n/a
Locust757.14%Wiper not operating, or missing.
Lotus8,77283.3%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Luego366.67%Speedometer not fitted where one is required.
MAC1100%n/a
Mahindra1172.73%Seat belt load bearing structure strength significantly reduced near an anchorage point.
Marcos11782.91%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Marlin10979.82%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Maserati9,00583.56%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Maybach4085%Steering linkage component with excessive movement between components or likely to become detached.
Mazda479,46772.47%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
MCC1,38358.64%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren49989.98%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mercedes-Benz1,308,08178.06%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Mercury2684.62%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Merlin10%Parking brake efficiency well below minimum requirement.
Messerschmitt1100%n/a
MEV683.33%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
MG53,35872.11%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mia475%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Microcar58867.86%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Midas Gold10%Wheel bearing with excessive play.
Mini678,17975.29%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsubishi283,62469.95%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka3259.38%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
MK4985.71%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
MNR1181.82%Wheel bearing with excessive play.
Morgan4,80684.94%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris3,20273.86%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Naylor2075%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
NCF1100%n/a
NG3196.77%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Nissan1,457,61571.22%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Noble14885.14%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
NSU683.33%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Oldsmobile1758.82%Direction indicator lamp emitted colour, position or intensity not in accordance with requirements.
Onyx2100%n/a
Opel1,37059.85%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pagani1080%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Panther11272.32%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pembleton683.33%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Perodua3,53269.22%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot1,175,29666.32%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pilgrim11584.35%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Plymouth3881.58%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Pontiac38377.81%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Porsche137,67285.89%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton4,64053.36%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Quantum3770.27%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Radical3100%n/a
Ram9100%n/a
Raw2065%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Reliant60875.16%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Renault954,23961.54%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Reva22676.99%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Riley13379.7%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Robin Hood17177.19%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Rolls Royce4,42588.43%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Rover48,54160.58%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Royale2100%n/a
Saab77,44661.77%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Santana9065.56%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Saturn475%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Scion1361.54%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
SEAT445,38873.1%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Sebring1553.33%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Secma580%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Simca250%Body, cab or chassis corroded at mounting points to the extent that overall security or stability is seriously impaired.
Singer5485.19%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Skoda646,38777%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Smart85,72873.66%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Spectre366.67%Emissions test unable to be completed.
Spyker2100%n/a
Ssangyong18,28671.39%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
SSC2100%n/a
Standard13100%n/a
Studebaker1100%n/a
Subaru60,30572.23%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Sunbeam24584.08%Binding brake.
Suzuki385,94772.66%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Sylva7100%n/a
Talbot25581.57%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Tata9767.01%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Td20002100%n/a
Tesla10,03988.02%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Tiger18582.16%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Toyota1,411,94472.82%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Trabant5867.24%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Triumph6,51979.02%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR5,40686.02%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ultima37100%n/a
UMM366.67%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Vanden Plas2475%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Vauxhall2,902,94666.55%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi250%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
Vindicator2100%n/a
Volkswagen2,471,19371.57%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Volvo479,02571.38%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Wartburg862.5%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Westfield75486.07%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Willys2190.48%Brake master cylinder leaking.
Wolseley18286.81%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
YKC560%Electrical wiring insecure.
Yugo250%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Zastava757.14%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Zenos2286.36%Brake efficiency well below minimum requirement.

Tests: 28,068,157

Average car pass rate: 71.69%

Most common fail reasons

#ReasonFail codeCategory%
1Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.5.3.4(a)(i)Major11%
2Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.5.2.3(e)Dangerous10%
3Position lamp missing or inoperative.4.2.1(a)(ii)Major10%
4Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.3.4(b)(ii)Major10%
5Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.5.3.1(b)(i)Major9%
6Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.5.2.3(d)(ii)Dangerous8%
7Headlamp aim outwith limits.4.1.2(a)Major8%
8Stop lamp missing or inoperative.4.3.1(a)(ii)Major7%
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: 3rd April 2020 to 2nd April 2021


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