MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth1,98373.83%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
AC16088.13%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Acura875%Windscreen or window damaged or seriously discoloured, affecting the driver's view of the road or of an obligatory external mirror.
Aixam14059.29%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Alfa Romeo17,17262.45%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Alpina5100%n/a
Alpine10%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Alvis4276.19%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
AMC1100%n/a
Ariel3987.18%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Armstrong Siddeley250%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Asia944.44%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Aston Martin4,20287.93%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn1100%n/a
Audi259,54573.61%Tyre tread depth too low.
Austin2,20569.43%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey24478.28%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Austin Morris41465.46%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi333.33%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Beauford4787.23%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Bedford475%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Bentley4,20286.2%Tyre seriously damaged.
Bitter2100%n/a
BMW295,72672.41%Tyre tread depth too low.
Bond2378.26%Electrical wiring insecure.
Borgward1100%n/a
Bramwith580%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Bristol5275%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Bugatti10100%n/a
Buick2774.07%Battery insecure and likely to fall from carrier or cause a short circuit.
Cadillac18573.51%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Caterham89583.91%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Chesil1782.35%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Chevrolet22,70256.27%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Chrysler-Jeep24,43160.87%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Citroen190,00959.86%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Clan4100%n/a
Coleman Milne3250%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Colt250%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Dacia11,77578.6%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Daewoo2,95542.81%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf3100%n/a
Daihatsu6,34660.27%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Daimler68973.58%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Datsun8081.25%Electrical wiring insecure.
Dax12783.46%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
De Dion Bouton1100%n/a
De Tomaso1090%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Delorean3585.71%Electrical wiring insecure.
Dodge2,50156.78%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Douglas1100%n/a
DS1,66281.71%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Dutton1586.67%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Eagle3100%n/a
Eunos4454.55%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Ferrari2,95790.7%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat134,96863.96%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Fisher1973.68%Brake performance unable to be tested.
Fisker1100%n/a
Ford780,73364.32%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
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.
FSO1100%n/a
Furore1100%n/a
Gardner Douglas7100%n/a
GBS333.33%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
General Motors24469.67%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Gilbern1782.35%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ginetta1989.47%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
GMC3772.97%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Great Wall31558.41%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Griffon10%Excessive free play in the steering.
Hawk5100%n/a
Haynes333.33%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Hillman11885.59%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Holden966.67%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
Holmes10%Brake hose damaged and likely to fail.
Honda196,88767.42%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss683.33%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
HRG10%Stop lamps all missing or inoperative.
Hudson1100%n/a
Humber4180.49%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Hummer7280.56%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Hyundai119,39570.17%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Infiniti71884.96%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti250%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Isuzu6,56763.32%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Jaguar58,83769.06%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
JBA3093.33%Transmission shaft securing bolts loose or missing.
Jensen11883.05%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Jowett2100%n/a
Khaleej10%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Kia112,96369.18%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Koenigsegg1100%n/a
KTM1190.91%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Lada2552%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Lagonda4100%n/a
Lamborghini36989.97%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Lancia34472.09%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover142,91668.09%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Lea Francis1100%n/a
LEVC1100%n/a
Lexus25,78075.83%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Leyland Cars10567.62%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ligier250%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
Lincoln12272.13%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Locust785.71%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Lotus3,15980.12%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Luego10%Tyre not fitted in compliance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Mahindra7100%n/a
Marcos7987.34%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Marlin5377.36%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Maserati1,58079.62%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Maybach1586.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mazda98,82366.48%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
MCC48661.11%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren7195.77%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Mercedes-Benz233,59172.2%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Mercury1471.43%Headlamp emitted colour, position or intensity not in accordance with requirements.
Messerschmitt1100%n/a
MEV6100%n/a
MG19,05263.78%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mia1100%n/a
Microcar20466.67%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Midas Gold1100%n/a
Mini122,20470.65%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mitsubishi57,64061.28%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka1070%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
MK3672.22%Wheel bearing with excessive play.
MNR6100%n/a
Morgan1,62981.4%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris1,79772.45%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Naylor977.78%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
NG1984.21%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Nissan271,97965.94%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Noble5475.93%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
NSU1100%n/a
Oldsmobile1080%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Onyx1100%n/a
Opel61257.68%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Pagani475%Number plate missing or insecure.
Panther6968.12%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pembleton1100%n/a
Perodua97967.72%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot272,06359.75%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pilgrim6589.23%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Plymouth2584%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pontiac19780.71%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Porsche29,24781.37%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton1,73550.03%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Prova1100%n/a
Quantum1586.67%Braking effort not recording at a wheel.
Radical1100%n/a
Ram580%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Raw1693.75%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
Reliant32273.6%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Renault222,85752.63%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Reva7072.86%Headlamp not securely attached.
Riley8078.75%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Robin Hood12382.11%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Rolls Royce1,33483.51%Parking brake efficiency well below minimum requirement.
Rover20,48455.07%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Saab25,14256.58%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Santana2759.26%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Saturn2100%n/a
Scion616.67%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
SEAT80,08065.92%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Sebring988.89%Fluid leaking continuously and likely to pose a serious risk to road safety.
Secma5100%n/a
Simca250%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Singer2986.21%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Skoda114,58271.87%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Smart16,06366.9%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Spyker1100%n/a
Ssangyong2,38262.85%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
SSC450%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Standard1283.33%Brake master cylinder defective but brake still operating.
Studebaker1100%n/a
Subaru13,73866.89%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Sunbeam15481.82%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Suzuki71,41066.04%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Sylva580%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Talbot13978.42%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Tata4254.76%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Td20001100%n/a
Tesla29388.74%Tyre tread depth too low.
Tiger10984.4%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Toyota289,54668.4%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Trabant2263.64%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Triumph4,11975.14%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR2,15279.46%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Ultima21100%n/a
Union10%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Vanden Plas2792.59%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Vauxhall656,11559.88%Spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi2100%n/a
Volkswagen497,67265.92%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Volvo93,04164.5%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Wartburg5100%n/a
Westfield45483.7%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Willys2475%Brake master cylinder leaking.
Wolseley11984.87%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
YKC3100%n/a
Yugo1100%n/a
Zastava475%Constant velocity joint boot missing or split.
Zenos560%Emissions levels exceed default limits.

Tests: 5,666,004

Average car pass rate: 65.54%

Most common fail reasons

#ReasonFail codeCategory%
1Headlamp aim outwith limits.4.1.2(a)Major12%
2Position lamp missing or inoperative.4.2.1(a)Major12%
3Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.5.3.4(a)(i)Major11%
4Spring broken or seriously weakened.5.3.1(b)(i)Major11%
5Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.3.4(b)(ii)Major11%
6Tyre tread depth too low.5.2.3(e)Dangerous10%
7Stop lamp missing or inoperative.4.3.1(a)(ii)Major8%
8Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.3.5(a)Major8%
9Tyre seriously damaged.5.2.3(d)(i)Major7%
10Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.1.1.13(a)(ii)Dangerous6%

Tests date range: 20th May 2018 to 3rd August 2018


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