MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth7,06774.8%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
AC30086%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Acura2560%Windscreen or window damaged or seriously discoloured, affecting the driver's view of the road or of an obligatory external mirror.
Aixam43261.57%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Alfa Romeo53,71463.35%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Alpina2382.61%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Alpine10%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Alvis8278.05%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
AMC1100%n/a
Ariel8386.75%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Armstrong1100%n/a
Armstrong Siddeley580%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ascari1100%n/a
Asia2450%Seat belt load bearing structure strength significantly reduced near an anchorage point.
Aston Martin11,16187.06%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn1100%n/a
Audi856,14074.45%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Austin4,54268.54%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey41478.99%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Austin Morris84564.5%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi333.33%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Beauford9480.85%Electrical wiring insecure.
Bedford1478.57%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Bentley11,98486.96%Tyre with a cut in excess of the requirements.
Bitter475%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
BMW973,87173.29%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Bond4180.49%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Borgward2100%n/a
Bowler2100%n/a
Bramwith1266.67%Emissions levels exceed the manufacturer's specified limits.
Brenchley1100%n/a
Bristol13075.38%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Bugatti22100%n/a
Buick6266.13%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Cadillac53370.73%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Caterham1,63284.07%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Chesil3577.14%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Chevrolet70,78056.26%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Chrysler-Jeep76,80861.91%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Citroen603,03661%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Clan6100%n/a
Coleman Milne9364.52%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Colt666.67%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Dacia44,48078.33%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Daewoo8,74442.61%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf6100%n/a
Daihatsu19,65461.04%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daimler1,68073.75%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Datsun14478.47%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Dax20484.31%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
De Dion Bouton1100%n/a
De Tomaso2391.3%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Delorean6681.82%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Dodge7,71055.82%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Douglas1100%n/a
DS9,38881.49%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Dutton1782.35%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Eagle8100%n/a
Eunos7553.33%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Ferrari6,91790.44%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat434,85564.47%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Fisher2373.91%Brake performance unable to be tested.
Fisker2100%n/a
Ford2,520,82765.06%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 Motors69170.77%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Georgie Boy10%Stop lamps all missing or inoperative.
Gilbern2688.46%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ginetta3992.31%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
GMC11568.7%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Great Wall1,08660.5%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.
Hillman24386.01%Binding brake.
HMC1100%n/a
Holden3363.64%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
Holmes10%Brake hose damaged and likely to fail.
Honda641,62068.23%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss1492.86%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
HRG250%Stop lamps all missing or inoperative.
Hudson1100%n/a
Humber11785.47%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Hummer24476.64%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Hyundai406,72571.01%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Infiniti2,31186.11%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti771.43%Horn inoperative.
Iso250%Wiper not operating, or missing.
Isuzu24,47765.9%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Jaguar183,06069.44%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
JBA5984.75%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Jensen23282.33%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.
Kia373,24869.6%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Koenigsegg1100%n/a
KTM1586.67%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Lada10055%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Lagonda6100%n/a
Lamborghini91890.52%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Lancia79473.43%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover489,92769.55%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Lea Francis2100%n/a
LEVC3296.88%Headlamp beam image obviously incorrect.
Lexus85,88876.83%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Leyland Cars21069.52%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ligier366.67%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
Lincoln30572.13%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Locust988.89%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Lotus6,77179.52%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Luego10%Tyre not fitted in compliance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Mahindra1090%Direction indicator or hazard warning switch inoperative.
Marcos12483.06%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Marlin10378.64%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Maserati4,68880.18%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Maybach3992.31%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mazda313,19967.79%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
MCC1,43857.37%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren19994.47%SRS malfunction indicator lamp indicates a system malfunction.
Mercedes-Benz763,87072.85%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Mercury3470.59%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Merlin1100%n/a
Messerschmitt3100%n/a
MEV785.71%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
MG43,37063.9%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mia5100%n/a
Microcar57667.71%Brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Midas Gold1100%n/a
Mini402,33171.54%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mitsubishi192,85863.4%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka1968.42%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
MK5472.22%Wheel bearing with excessive play.
MNR11100%n/a
Morgan3,37681.43%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris3,85771.04%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Mycar1100%n/a
Nash10%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Naylor1485.71%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
NG3187.1%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Nissan885,04666.53%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Noble10974.31%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
NSU666.67%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Oldsmobile1776.47%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Onyx1100%n/a
Opel1,68055.95%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Pagani1190.91%Number plate missing or insecure.
Panther12673.02%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Pembleton4100%n/a
Perodua3,12869.34%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot862,72361.11%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pilgrim11486.84%Binding brake.
Plymouth5188.24%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pontiac41777.22%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Porsche81,31181.8%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton5,29151.35%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Prova1100%n/a
Quantum3080%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Radical1100%n/a
Ram875%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Raw2295.45%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
RCR1100%n/a
Reliant72772.76%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Renault708,08053.76%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Reva21672.22%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Riley17281.98%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Robin Hood17884.27%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Rolls Royce3,48885.09%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Rover57,32554.22%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Saab73,80456.91%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Santana9160.44%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Saturn2100%n/a
Scion1241.67%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
SEAT265,86767.14%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Sebring1573.33%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Secma6100%n/a
Simca580%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Singer7787.01%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Skoda370,21372.38%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Smart50,41166.86%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Spyker1100%n/a
Ssangyong8,11164.04%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
SSC560%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Standard1978.95%Suspension component insecurely attached to chassis or axle.
Studebaker3100%n/a
Subaru46,75767.67%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Sunbeam28983.04%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Suzuki238,30967.31%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Sylva988.89%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Talbot28478.87%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Tata13149.62%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Td20001100%n/a
Tesla1,77490.08%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Tiger15280.26%Electrical wiring insecure.
Toyota942,79469.31%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Trabant6066.67%Electrical wiring insecure.
Triumph7,48674.69%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR4,21879.78%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Ultima3591.43%Number plate missing or insecure.
UMM450%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Union10%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Vanden Plas3987.18%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Vauxhall2,088,25361.05%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi366.67%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Volkswagen1,616,86566.76%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Volvo308,91465.49%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Wartburg9100%n/a
Westfield71384.43%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Willys3580%Brake master cylinder leaking.
Wolseley23284.05%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
YKC683.33%Electrical wiring insecure.
Yugo560%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Zastava966.67%Constant velocity joint boot missing or split.
Zenos1080%Emissions levels exceed default limits.

Tests: 18,314,789

Average car pass rate: 66.48%

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)Dangerous11%
5Suspension spring 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)Major8%
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 1st February 2019


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