MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth17,69980.13%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
AC31790.54%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Acura2466.67%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Aixam65769.56%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Alfa Romeo73,08568.07%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Alpina2576%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Alvis8372.29%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ariel8691.86%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Armstrong10%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Armstrong Siddeley1100%n/a
Arnolt-Bristol1100%n/a
Ascari2100%n/a
Asia1752.94%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Aston Martin17,08389.8%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn1100%n/a
Audi1,439,02578.68%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Austin4,41272.17%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey36283.98%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Austin Morris68170.34%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi1100%n/a
Axiam1100%n/a
BAC2100%n/a
Beauford9383.87%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Bedford1442.86%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Bentley18,15889.68%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Bitter2100%n/a
BMW1,538,13377.91%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Bond2263.64%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Borgward3100%n/a
Bowler475%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Bramwith1070%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Brenchley2100%n/a
Bristol11583.48%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Bugatti26100%n/a
Buick5381.13%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Cadillac52676.62%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Caterham1,97986.76%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Chesil3686.11%Horn inoperative.
Chevrolet82,16756.32%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Chrysler-Jeep102,59368.69%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Cisitalia1100%n/a
Citroen834,05664.9%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Clan4100%n/a
Coleman Milne12270.49%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
Colt580%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Dacia115,19276.4%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Daewoo6,01747.91%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf8100%n/a
Daihatsu21,46764.25%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Daimler1,58376.25%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Datsun9669.79%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Dax17286.05%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
De Tomaso1090%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Delorean6384.13%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Dodge8,27659.52%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Douglas1100%n/a
DS33,38080.58%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Dutton977.78%Driver's seat insecure.
Eagle580%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Enzo Design1100%n/a
Eunos8259.76%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Excalibur10%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
Ferrari10,13892.39%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat637,89768.75%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Fisher3281.25%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Fisker3100%n/a
Ford3,684,53169.33%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Frazer Nash250%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
FSO366.67%Electrical wiring insecure.
Furore1100%n/a
Gardner Douglas1090%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
GBS2190.48%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
General Motors74174.09%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Georgie Boy1100%n/a
Gilbern1877.78%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Ginetta3482.35%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
GMC14278.17%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Great Wall1,51163.86%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Griffon1100%n/a
Hawk875%Electrical wiring insecure.
Haynes4100%n/a
Hillman18686.56%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
HMC366.67%Brake cable damaged or knotted.
Holden5271.15%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
Honda917,99371.98%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss1291.67%Number plate inscription missing or illegible.
HRG2100%n/a
Humber8287.8%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hummer30079.33%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Hyundai708,55774.2%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Infiniti9,74989.15%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti366.67%Electrical wiring insecure.
Iso2100%n/a
Isuzu39,21370.62%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Jaguar285,69175.91%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
JBA6587.69%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Jensen22082.27%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Jowett5100%n/a
Kia678,94573.75%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Koenigsegg1100%n/a
KTM15100%n/a
Lada10661.32%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Lagonda2100%n/a
Lamborghini1,46594.54%Number plate missing or insecure.
Lanchester1100%n/a
Lancia78780.43%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover780,95175.17%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Lea Francis2100%n/a
Lexus131,53481.33%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Leyland Cars16070%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ligier366.67%Tyre with a cut in excess of the requirements.
Lincoln24176.76%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Lister1100%n/a
Locust666.67%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Longline1100%n/a
Lotus8,43683.42%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
MAC1100%n/a
Mahindra977.78%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Marcos11580%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Marlin10781.31%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Maserati8,62883.07%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Maybach3987.18%Steering linkage component with excessive movement between components or likely to become detached.
Mazda471,13272.29%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
MCC1,40859.38%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren42990.68%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mercedes-Benz1,265,67877.89%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Mercury2588%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Merlin10%Parking brake efficiency well below minimum requirement.
Messerschmitt1100%n/a
MEV4100%n/a
MG51,44171.92%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mia683.33%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Microcar60569.09%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Midas Gold10%Wheel bearing with excessive play.
Mini660,65775.16%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsubishi277,35669.68%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka2564%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
MK4686.96%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
MNR988.89%Wheel bearing with excessive play.
Morgan4,64885.22%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris3,23574.71%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Naylor1973.68%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
NG3193.55%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Nissan1,431,45971.21%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Noble14085%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
NSU580%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Oldsmobile1866.67%Headlamp beam image obviously incorrect.
Onyx1100%n/a
Opel1,38258.83%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pagani977.78%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Panther11271.43%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pembleton683.33%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Perodua3,57270.21%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot1,170,42266.13%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pilgrim11386.73%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Plymouth4085%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pontiac36478.3%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Porsche131,79485.77%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton4,85354.09%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Prova1100%n/a
Quantum3369.7%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Radical2100%n/a
Ram9100%n/a
Raw1770.59%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Reliant59975.13%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Renault948,05161.32%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Reva22976.86%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Riley13179.39%Binding brake.
Robin Hood15578.06%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Rolls Royce4,27888.08%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Rover49,67460.41%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Royale4100%n/a
Saab78,38461.85%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Santana8562.35%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Saturn450%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Scion1266.67%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
SEAT431,47272.79%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Sebring1464.29%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Secma683.33%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.
Singer5986.44%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Skoda633,51676.87%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Smart83,38173.79%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Spectre250%Emissions test unable to be completed.
Spyker1100%n/a
Ssangyong17,62471.82%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
SSC2100%n/a
Standard14100%n/a
Studebaker2100%n/a
Subaru59,84172.06%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Sunbeam24283.47%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Suzuki380,19872.44%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Sylva5100%n/a
Talbot26580%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Tata9961.62%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Td20002100%n/a
Tesla9,12988.3%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Tiger16983.43%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Toyota1,389,20172.7%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Trabant5572.73%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Triumph6,44279.09%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR5,16185.74%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ultima34100%n/a
UMM366.67%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Vanden Plas2580%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
Vauxhall2,887,73166.64%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi10%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
Vindicator2100%n/a
Volkswagen2,422,57771.53%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Volvo470,86571.1%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Wartburg875%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Westfield70585.96%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Willys2290.91%Brake master cylinder leaking.
Wolseley18086.67%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.
Zenos2090%Electrical wiring insecure.

Tests: 27,588,648

Average car pass rate: 71.55%

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)Dangerous11%
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)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 January 2020 to 15th January 2021


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