MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth13,49978.26%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
AC32990.27%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Acura2958.62%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Aixam61666.72%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
AK2100%n/a
Albion1100%n/a
Alfa Romeo67,10065.9%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Alpina2878.57%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Alvis8879.55%Electrical wiring insecure.
AMC1100%n/a
Ariel9393.55%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Armstrong Siddeley3100%n/a
Arnolt-Bristol1100%n/a
Ascari2100%n/a
Asia2556%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
Aston Martin15,11888.58%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn1100%n/a
Audi1,220,15976.88%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Austin4,76969.13%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey38082.63%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Austin Morris81067.9%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi2100%n/a
Axiam1100%n/a
BAC1100%n/a
Beauford10973.39%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Bedford1850%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Bentley16,36587.94%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Bitter2100%n/a
BMW1,341,71476.16%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Bond2781.48%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Borgward683.33%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Bowler366.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Bramwith1080%Seat belt anchorage loose.
Brenchley2100%n/a
Bristol10376.7%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Bugatti13100%n/a
Buick5877.59%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Cadillac53474.72%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Caterham1,81885.09%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Chesil3865.79%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Chevrolet80,99955.47%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Chrysler-Jeep97,51366.11%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Citroen767,26563.1%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Clan887.5%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Coleman Milne11363.72%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Colt875%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Dacia87,88576.97%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Daewoo7,23443.74%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf683.33%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Daihatsu21,65562.02%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Daimler1,70173.72%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Datsun10080%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Dax19386.01%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
De Dion Bouton1100%n/a
De Tomaso1172.73%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Delorean6779.1%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Dodge8,37756.29%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Douglas10%Shock absorber disfunctional or leaking severely.
DS25,44681.78%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Dutton1181.82%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Eagle771.43%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Elysee1100%n/a
Eunos9065.56%Parking brake inoperative on one side.
Evante1100%n/a
Ferrari9,08290.82%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat577,96767.2%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Fisher3281.25%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Fisker3100%n/a
Ford3,323,52767.54%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Formula1100%n/a
Formula271100%n/a
Freight Rover250%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
FSO475%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Furore1100%n/a
Gardner Douglas10100%n/a
GBS2171.43%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
General Motors74371.2%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Georgie Boy10%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Gilbern1968.42%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Ginetta3984.62%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
GMC14474.31%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Great Wall1,44463.09%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Griffon1100%n/a
Hawk977.78%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Haynes7100%n/a
Healey1100%n/a
Hillman21084.76%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
HMC3100%n/a
Holden4669.57%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Honda831,49370.13%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss1687.5%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
HRG3100%n/a
Humber9686.46%Electrical wiring insecure.
Hummer29176.29%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Hyundai600,18272.81%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Infiniti6,77888.99%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti560%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Iso1100%n/a
Isuzu34,69568.87%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Jaguar252,69773.29%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
JBA6180.33%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Jensen23481.62%Electrical wiring insecure.
Jowett1190.91%Shock absorber bush excessively worn.
Kia567,95571.97%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
KTM14100%n/a
Lada11054.55%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Lagonda3100%n/a
Lamborghini1,30091.85%Number plate missing or insecure.
Lanchester1100%n/a
Lancia82976.24%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover687,56972.85%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Lea Francis2100%n/a
Lexus115,49579.29%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Leyland Cars16372.39%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ligier757.14%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Lincoln29275.34%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Lister1100%n/a
Locust5100%n/a
Longline1100%n/a
Lotus7,95382.74%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Luego10%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
MAC10%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mahindra1070%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Marcos13982.73%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Marlin11471.93%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Maserati7,20180.91%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Maybach4486.36%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Mazda421,73070.54%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
MCC1,45956.89%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren27991.76%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mercedes-Benz1,086,26975.76%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Mercury3582.86%Direction indicator lamp emitted colour, position or intensity not in accordance with requirements.
Merlin1100%n/a
Messerschmitt2100%n/a
MEV1090%Seat belt anchorage loose.
MG49,13568.58%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mia6100%n/a
Microcar61069.34%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Midas Gold1100%n/a
Mini564,50673.8%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsubishi253,71767.36%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka2277.27%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
MK6083.33%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
MNR1492.86%Wheel bearing with excessive play.
Morgan4,19083.48%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris3,54072.51%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Naylor1968.42%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
NG2781.48%Horn inoperative.
Nissan1,244,04169.25%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Noble13384.21%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
NSU4100%n/a
Oldsmobile1580%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Onyx2100%n/a
Opel1,58056.14%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Packard1100%n/a
Pagani887.5%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Panther11764.1%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pembleton580%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Perodua3,53868.2%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot1,083,56263.96%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pilgrim11286.61%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Plymouth3894.74%Brake hose ferrule excessively corroded.
Pontiac40181.8%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Porsche113,14584.02%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton5,36051.38%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Prova2100%n/a
Quantum3675%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Ram988.89%Headlamp beam image obviously incorrect.
Raw2281.82%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Reliant67775.78%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Renault885,60358.33%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Reva22875.88%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Riley16078.75%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Robin Hood16583.03%Horn inoperative.
Rolls Royce4,22886.14%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Rover55,02056.99%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Royale4100%n/a
Saab79,25159.52%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
San10%Brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Santana10657.55%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Saturn366.67%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Scion1540%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
SEAT369,73070.36%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Sebring1464.29%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Secma771.43%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Simca10%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Singer6085%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Skoda539,56175.18%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Smart72,92071.56%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Spectre2100%n/a
Spyker1100%n/a
Ssangyong14,64470.56%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
SSC3100%n/a
Standard1776.47%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Studebaker3100%n/a
Subaru56,92070.35%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Sunbeam27384.62%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Suzuki334,86170.44%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Sylva875%Electrical wiring insecure.
Talbot30376.57%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Tata13158.78%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Td20001100%n/a
Tesla5,53489.83%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Tiger18483.7%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Toyota1,245,30571.09%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Trabant6479.69%Electrical wiring insecure.
Trident1100%n/a
Triumph6,85477.22%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR4,88782.95%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ultima4095%Emissions test unable to be completed.
UMM862.5%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Union1100%n/a
Vanden Plas2785.19%Body, cab or chassis excessively corroded at mounting points.
Vanguard2100%n/a
Vauxhall2,667,29964.76%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi20%Parking brake efficiency well below minimum requirement.
Vindicator1100%n/a
Volkswagen2,143,69569.39%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Volvo417,54768.7%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Wartburg1070%Seat belt anchorage loose.
Westfield75186.95%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Willys2495.83%Brake master cylinder leaking.
Wolseley22385.65%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
YKC683.33%Abnormal movement of brake lever.
Yugo560%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Zastava1145.45%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Zenos2176.19%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.

Tests: 24,556,848

Average car pass rate: 69.48%

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%
6Stop lamp missing or inoperative.4.3.1(a)(ii)Major8%
7Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.5.3.1(b)(i)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: 7th June 2019 to 6th June 2020


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