MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth11,66475.36%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
AC45785.34%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Acura3565.71%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Aixam66863.92%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
AK2100%n/a
Alfa Romeo79,11164.04%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Alpina3187.1%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Alpine10%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Alvis11979.83%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
AMC1100%n/a
Ariel14489.58%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Armstrong1100%n/a
Armstrong Siddeley475%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ascari4100%n/a
Asia3354.55%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
Aston Martin17,32787.45%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn1100%n/a
Audi1,311,73775.2%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Austin6,50569.7%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey62482.53%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Austin Morris1,20567.88%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi3100%n/a
Axiam1100%n/a
BAC1100%n/a
Beauford14781.63%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Bedford1978.95%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Bentley18,08287.59%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Bitter475%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
BMW1,455,65374.06%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Bond4475%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Borgward450%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Bowler366.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Bramwith1560%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Brenchley2100%n/a
Bristol16778.44%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Bugatti3296.88%Tyre with a cut in excess of the requirements.
Buick9474.47%Direction indicator lamp emitted colour, position or intensity not in accordance with requirements.
Cadillac72269.53%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Caterham2,63783.88%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Chesil5976.27%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Chevrolet102,64356.19%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Chrysler-Jeep113,62463.04%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Cisitalia1100%n/a
Citroen898,85061.73%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Clan1190.91%Stop lamp adversely affected by the operation of any other lamp.
Clarke1100%n/a
Coleman Milne13764.96%Electrical wiring insecure.
Colt966.67%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Dacia76,12177.59%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Daewoo11,67343.07%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf15100%n/a
Daihatsu27,77561.67%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daimler2,33574.56%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Datsun17376.88%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Dax26086.15%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
De Dion Bouton1100%n/a
De Tomaso2993.1%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Delorean8679.07%Parking brake inoperative on one side.
Dodge10,87355.56%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Douglas1100%n/a
DS17,80682.79%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Dutton2272.73%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Eagle1291.67%Power steering fluid leaking or system malfunctioning
Eunos12060.83%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Evante10%Brake hose bulging under pressure.
Excalibur1100%n/a
Ferrari10,64890.22%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat647,80465.17%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Fisher3876.32%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Fisker3100%n/a
Ford3,776,91365.73%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Formula1100%n/a
Frazer Nash4100%n/a
Freight Rover1100%n/a
FSO580%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Gardner Douglas1266.67%Direction indicator lamp emitted colour, position or intensity not in accordance with requirements.
GBS2986.21%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
General Motors97571.59%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Georgie Boy10%Stop lamps all missing or inoperative.
Gilbern4285.71%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Ginetta5492.59%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
GMC16669.28%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Great Wall1,63762.31%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Griffon1100%n/a
Hawk977.78%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Haynes875%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Hillman32889.02%Binding brake.
HMC1100%n/a
Holden5570.91%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Honda958,73568.72%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss2395.65%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
HRG250%Stop lamps all missing or inoperative.
Humber15889.24%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Hummer37275%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Hyundai624,51071.58%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Infiniti4,64686.93%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti977.78%Horn inoperative.
Iso366.67%Wiper not operating, or missing.
Isuzu36,49366.86%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Jaguar274,89370.46%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
JBA9179.12%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Jensen32483.33%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Jowett1384.62%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Khaleej450%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Kia582,27370.37%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Koenigsegg2100%n/a
KTM1693.75%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Lada14160.99%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Lagonda5100%n/a
Lamborghini1,43789.98%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
Lancia1,11175.97%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover742,45970.66%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Lea Francis3100%n/a
LEVC38496.35%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Lexus128,68077.4%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Leyland Cars28371.38%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ligier771.43%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
Lincoln42770.73%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Locust1384.62%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Lotus10,22280.45%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Luego2100%n/a
Mahindra1478.57%Direction indicator or hazard warning switch inoperative.
Marcos18782.35%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Marlin14781.63%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Maserati7,26480.69%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Maybach4991.84%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mazda478,61568.59%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
MCC2,01157.33%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren32291.93%SRS malfunction indicator lamp indicates a system malfunction.
Mercedes-Benz1,153,09373.52%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Mercury4175.61%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Merlin2100%n/a
Messerschmitt3100%n/a
MEV785.71%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
MG63,30265.46%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mia771.43%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Microcar79369.23%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Midas Gold1100%n/a
Mini605,83472.13%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mitsubishi285,19364.59%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka3170.97%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
MK7376.71%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
MNR14100%n/a
Morgan5,23981.87%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris5,29772.1%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Mycar1100%n/a
Nash10%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Naylor2268.18%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
NCF10%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
NG4285.71%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Nissan1,331,98067.09%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Noble19575.9%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
NSU1376.92%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Oldsmobile2382.61%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Onyx2100%n/a
Opel2,30655.59%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Packard1100%n/a
Pagani1894.44%Number plate missing or insecure.
Panther17780.23%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Pembleton4100%n/a
Perodua4,45769.24%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot1,279,38461.93%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pilgrim16581.82%Binding brake.
Plymouth6091.67%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pontiac56379.04%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Porsche126,11982.51%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton7,44252.24%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Prova1100%n/a
Quantum5572.73%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Radical1100%n/a
Ram977.78%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Raw2885.71%Fluid leaking excessively and likely to harm the environment or to pose a safety risk to other road users.
RCR1100%n/a
Reliant99073.74%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Renault1,042,62154.85%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Reva29670.27%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Riley23083.04%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Robin Hood24587.35%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Rolls Royce5,15286.08%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Rover79,14055%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Royale2100%n/a
Saab106,44657.76%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Santana13360.9%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Sao10%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Saturn3100%n/a
Scion1844.44%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
SEAT401,36467.74%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Sebring2075%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Secma1090%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Shelby1100%n/a
Simca580%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Singer10887.04%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Skoda567,06173.23%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Smart76,12067.96%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Spectre3100%n/a
Spyker366.67%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Ssangyong13,08966.02%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
SSC580%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Standard2483.33%Horn inoperative.
Studebaker475%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Subaru67,53268.54%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Sunbeam40881.86%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Suzuki361,50868.27%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Sylva785.71%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Talbot40080.25%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Tata17945.81%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Td20002100%n/a
Tesla3,05889.34%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Tiger24682.11%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Toyota1,406,85769.87%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Trabant9572.63%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Trident1100%n/a
Triumph10,27875.98%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR6,45481.14%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Ultima4987.76%Number plate missing or insecure.
UMM540%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Union10%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Vanden Plas3974.36%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Vauxhall3,096,45262.03%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi475%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Vindicator1100%n/a
Volkswagen2,413,28767.46%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Volvo459,34366.21%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Wartburg10100%n/a
Westfield1,06685.46%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Willys3393.94%Parking brake efficiency well below minimum requirement.
Wolseley33083.94%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
YKC977.78%Parking brake inoperative on one side.
Yugo540%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Zastava1361.54%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Zenos1788.24%Number plate does not conform to requirements.

Tests: 27,457,812

Average car pass rate: 67.29%

Most common fail reasons

#ReasonFail codeCategory%
1Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.5.3.4(a)(i)Major12%
2Position lamp missing or inoperative.4.2.1(a)(ii)Major11%
3Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.5.2.3(e)Dangerous11%
4Headlamp aim outwith limits.4.1.2(a)Major10%
5Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.3.4(b)(ii)Major9%
6Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.5.3.1(b)(i)Major9%
7Stop lamp missing or inoperative.4.3.1(a)(ii)Major8%
8Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.3.5(a)Major7%
9Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.5.2.3(d)(ii)Dangerous7%
10Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.1.1.13(a)(ii)Dangerous7%

Tests date range: 2nd July 2018 to 1st July 2019


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