MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth5,67174.77%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
AC28087.86%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Acura2065%Windscreen or window damaged or seriously discoloured, affecting the driver's view of the road or of an obligatory external mirror.
Aixam35460.45%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Alfa Romeo44,14463.19%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Alpina1693.75%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Alpine10%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Alvis7378.08%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
AMC1100%n/a
Ariel7885.9%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Armstrong1100%n/a
Armstrong Siddeley580%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ascari1100%n/a
Asia1936.84%Seat belt load bearing structure strength significantly reduced near an anchorage point.
Aston Martin9,50687.28%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn1100%n/a
Audi691,64374.42%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Austin4,11468.52%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey39679.29%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Austin Morris79064.81%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi333.33%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Beauford8480.95%Electrical wiring insecure.
Bedford1090%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Bentley9,84286.8%Tyre with a cut in excess of the requirements.
Bitter366.67%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
BMW787,21473.21%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Bond3982.05%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Borgward2100%n/a
Bowler2100%n/a
Bramwith1060%Emissions levels exceed the manufacturer's specified limits.
Bristol11575.65%Electrical wiring insecure.
Bugatti18100%n/a
Buick5666.07%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Cadillac44072.05%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Caterham1,53584.3%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Chesil3180.65%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Chevrolet57,55756.16%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Chrysler-Jeep62,83361.66%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Citroen488,63860.88%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Clan6100%n/a
Coleman Milne7861.54%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Colt666.67%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Dacia35,08078.6%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Daewoo7,33042.85%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf6100%n/a
Daihatsu16,38760.93%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Daimler1,48574.41%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Datsun13678.68%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Dax19486.08%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
De Dion Bouton1100%n/a
De Tomaso2190.48%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Delorean5886.21%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Dodge6,32256.18%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Douglas1100%n/a
DS7,08781.42%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Dutton1681.25%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Eagle7100%n/a
Eunos7153.52%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Ferrari6,03090.7%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat353,90564.44%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Fisher2373.91%Brake performance unable to be tested.
Fisker2100%n/a
Ford2,031,12065%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 Douglas1090%Suspension component missing, likely to become detached or directional stability impaired.
GBS1376.92%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
General Motors58772.23%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Georgie Boy10%Stop lamps all missing or inoperative.
Gilbern2588%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ginetta3491.18%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
GMC9968.69%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Great Wall87860.02%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
Griffon10%Excessive free play in the steering.
Hawk887.5%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Haynes333.33%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Hillman21287.26%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
HMC1100%n/a
Holden2965.52%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
Holmes10%Brake hose damaged and likely to fail.
Honda521,20868.24%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss1291.67%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
HRG250%Stop lamps all missing or inoperative.
Hudson1100%n/a
Humber10984.4%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Hummer20577.56%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Hyundai329,88371%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Infiniti1,85586.2%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti771.43%Horn inoperative.
Iso250%Wiper not operating, or missing.
Isuzu19,52165.51%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Jaguar150,24469.31%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
JBA5585.45%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Jensen21482.71%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Jowett887.5%Steering linkage component with excessive movement between components or likely to become detached.
Khaleej250%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Kia302,64369.65%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Koenigsegg1100%n/a
KTM1485.71%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Lada8557.65%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Lagonda6100%n/a
Lamborghini79690.2%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Lancia71073.52%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover392,34669.25%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Lea Francis2100%n/a
LEVC22100%n/a
Lexus69,51376.76%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Leyland Cars19670.41%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Ligier250%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
Lincoln25771.6%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Locust988.89%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Lotus6,07879.85%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Luego10%Tyre not fitted in compliance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Mahindra1090%Direction indicator or hazard warning switch inoperative.
Marcos11883.05%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Marlin10079%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Maserati3,84080.57%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Maybach3694.44%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mazda256,17767.66%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
MCC1,20057.58%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren16794.61%SRS malfunction indicator lamp indicates a system malfunction.
Mercedes-Benz616,08272.79%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Mercury3271.88%Steering linkage retaining or locking device missing or ineffective.
Merlin1100%n/a
Messerschmitt3100%n/a
MEV785.71%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
MG38,22064.02%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mia4100%n/a
Microcar49068.57%Brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Midas Gold1100%n/a
Mini325,13971.5%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mitsubishi155,54563.07%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka1668.75%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
MK5271.15%Wheel bearing with excessive play.
MNR11100%n/a
Morgan3,11081.19%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris3,50371.77%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Mycar1100%n/a
Naylor1283.33%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
NG3187.1%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Nissan714,78666.41%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Noble9876.53%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
NSU580%Suspension component excessively damaged or corroded.
Oldsmobile1675%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Onyx1100%n/a
Opel1,44156.63%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Pagani988.89%Number plate missing or insecure.
Panther11973.11%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pembleton4100%n/a
Perodua2,57469.23%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot701,38360.96%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pilgrim11187.39%Binding brake.
Plymouth5090%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Pontiac38677.98%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Porsche68,05681.75%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton4,35951.09%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Prova1100%n/a
Quantum2882.14%Braking effort not recording at a wheel.
Radical1100%n/a
Ram875%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Raw1994.74%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
RCR1100%n/a
Reliant65472.32%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Renault578,78853.59%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Reva18471.2%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Riley15782.17%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Robin Hood17484.48%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Rolls Royce3,01285.09%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Rover48,63754.43%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Saab60,94756.75%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Santana7659.21%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Saturn2100%n/a
Scion1241.67%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
SEAT214,55967.12%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Sebring1384.62%Fluid leaking continuously and likely to pose a serious risk to road safety.
Secma6100%n/a
Simca580%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Singer6986.96%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Skoda299,42172.29%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Smart41,19467%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Spyker1100%n/a
Ssangyong6,60564.1%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
SSC560%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Standard1883.33%Suspension component insecurely attached to chassis or axle.
Studebaker3100%n/a
Subaru38,04367.6%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Sunbeam27682.61%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Suzuki195,05267.31%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Sylva988.89%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Talbot26180.08%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Tata11050.91%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
Td20001100%n/a
Tesla1,22690.38%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Tiger15180.13%Electrical wiring insecure.
Toyota768,31569.34%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Trabant5466.67%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Triumph7,05674.93%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR3,88279.8%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Ultima3196.77%Number plate missing or insecure.
UMM450%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Union10%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Vanden Plas3786.49%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Vauxhall1,687,85660.86%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi366.67%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Volkswagen1,311,54966.77%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Volvo249,98765.41%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Wartburg9100%n/a
Westfield68185.02%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Willys3381.82%Brake master cylinder leaking.
Wolseley21884.4%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
YKC683.33%Electrical wiring insecure.
Yugo366.67%Constant velocity joint boot missing or split.
Zastava862.5%Constant velocity joint boot missing or split.
Zenos1080%Emissions levels exceed default limits.

Tests: 14,845,613

Average car pass rate: 66.4%

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%
3Headlamp aim outwith limits.4.1.2(a)Major11%
4Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.5.2.3(e)Dangerous10%
5Spring 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%
10Electrical wiring insecure.4.11(a)(ii)Major6%

Tests date range: 20th May 2018 to 5th December 2018


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