MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth11,22475.01%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
AC45385.21%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Acura3262.5%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Aixam66764.62%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
AK1100%n/a
Alfa Romeo79,31063.83%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Alpina3187.1%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Alpine10%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Alvis12878.91%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
AMC1100%n/a
Ariel14389.51%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Armstrong1100%n/a
Armstrong Siddeley666.67%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ascari2100%n/a
Asia3551.43%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
Aston Martin17,31287.35%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn2100%n/a
Audi1,298,64475.02%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Austin6,70869.39%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey64180.81%Horn inoperative.
Austin Morris1,26266.4%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi333.33%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Axiam1100%n/a
Beauford15384.97%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Bedford1877.78%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Bentley17,95287.44%Tyre with a cut in excess of the requirements.
Bitter580%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
BMW1,442,21173.77%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Bond5074%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Borgward366.67%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Bowler2100%n/a
Bramwith1560%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Brenchley2100%n/a
Bristol18277.47%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Bugatti3897.37%Tyre with a cut in excess of the requirements.
Buick9873.47%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Cadillac74270.22%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Caterham2,66883.73%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Chesil6178.69%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Chevrolet103,47656.25%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Chrysler-Jeep113,11762.69%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Cisitalia1100%n/a
Citroen898,55161.47%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Clan988.89%Stop lamp adversely affected by the operation of any other lamp.
Clarke1100%n/a
Coleman Milne13464.18%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Colt771.43%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Dacia73,56977.85%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Daewoo12,11342.9%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf16100%n/a
Daihatsu28,08361.35%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daimler2,39273.91%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Datsun19076.84%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Dax28684.62%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
De Dion Bouton1100%n/a
De Tomaso3390.91%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Delorean9576.84%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Dodge10,95455.68%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Douglas1100%n/a
DS15,74782.68%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Dutton2382.61%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Eagle1392.31%Power steering fluid leaking or system malfunctioning
Eunos11757.26%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Evante10%Brake hose bulging under pressure.
Excalibur1100%n/a
Ferrari10,74690.25%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat644,77464.92%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Fisher4376.74%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Fisker3100%n/a
Ford3,767,54665.52%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Formula1100%n/a
Frazer Nash475%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.
FSO580%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Furore1100%n/a
Gardner Douglas1376.92%Direction indicator lamp emitted colour, position or intensity not in accordance with requirements.
GBS2882.14%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
General Motors99671.18%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Georgie Boy10%Stop lamps all missing or inoperative.
Gilbern4285.71%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Ginetta5792.98%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
GMC16569.7%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Great Wall1,62461.45%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Griffon250%Excessive free play in the steering.
Hawk977.78%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Haynes757.14%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Hillman34887.64%Binding brake.
HMC1100%n/a
Holden5367.92%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Holmes10%Brake hose damaged and likely to fail.
Honda957,84368.61%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss2592%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
HRG250%Stop lamps all missing or inoperative.
Hudson1100%n/a
Humber16486.59%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Hummer35875.42%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Hyundai617,26071.41%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Infiniti4,13686.29%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti1070%Horn inoperative.
Iso366.67%Wiper not operating, or missing.
Isuzu36,12666.38%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Jaguar273,41370.13%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
JBA9379.57%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Jensen33583.28%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Jowett1181.82%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Khaleej450%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Kia573,58070.15%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Koenigsegg3100%n/a
KTM2190.48%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Lada14158.87%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Lagonda7100%n/a
Lamborghini1,42190.71%Number plate missing or insecure.
Lancia1,13874.17%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover736,12070.39%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Lea Francis3100%n/a
LEVC23995.82%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Lexus127,87177.2%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Leyland Cars31569.84%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ligier580%Brake pipe damaged or excessively corroded.
Lincoln43970.62%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Locust1485.71%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Lotus10,32180.16%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Luego250%Tyre not fitted in compliance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Mahindra1586.67%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Marcos18481.52%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Marlin15680.77%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Maserati7,12680.41%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Maybach4991.84%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mazda477,08168.37%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
MCC2,04457.93%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren32192.52%SRS malfunction indicator lamp indicates a system malfunction.
Mercedes-Benz1,142,34373.3%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Mercury4374.42%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Merlin1100%n/a
Messerschmitt3100%n/a
MEV1090%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
MG64,57964.88%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mia771.43%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Microcar82068.41%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Midas Gold1100%n/a
Mini598,01771.87%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mitsubishi284,91864.21%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka3174.19%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
MK7875.64%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
MNR15100%n/a
Morgan5,26081.86%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris5,55171.84%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Mycar1100%n/a
Nash10%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Naylor2277.27%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
NCF10%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
NG4885.42%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Nissan1,322,09866.92%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Noble18974.07%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
NSU1275%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Oldsmobile2781.48%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Onyx2100%n/a
Opel2,33155.94%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Pagani1794.12%Number plate missing or insecure.
Panther19177.49%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Pembleton4100%n/a
Perodua4,48869.3%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot1,282,62561.66%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pilgrim17482.18%Binding brake.
Plymouth6889.71%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pontiac59179.19%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Porsche125,38982.35%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton7,63551.77%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Prova1100%n/a
Quantum5074%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Radical1100%n/a
Ram1275%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Raw3293.75%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
RCR1100%n/a
Reliant1,00373.28%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Renault1,043,81154.43%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Reva29870.81%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Riley24782.59%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Robin Hood26586.04%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Rolls Royce5,15885.63%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Rover81,25154.74%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Royale2100%n/a
Saab107,85157.38%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Santana13461.94%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Sao10%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Saturn4100%n/a
Scion1947.37%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
SEAT398,76867.47%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Sebring2176.19%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Secma9100%n/a
Shelby1100%n/a
Simca771.43%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Singer11485.96%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Skoda560,39772.94%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Smart75,20767.54%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Spectre2100%n/a
Spyker475%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Ssangyong12,72465.47%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
SSC560%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Standard2982.76%Horn inoperative.
Studebaker580%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Subaru67,87468.24%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Sunbeam43181.44%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Suzuki359,36167.97%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Sylva988.89%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Talbot41480.68%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Tata17948.6%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Td20002100%n/a
Tesla2,82789.88%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Tiger23380.69%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Toyota1,401,74269.68%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Trabant8368.67%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Trident1100%n/a
Triumph10,91575.36%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR6,52580.52%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Ultima4991.84%Number plate missing or insecure.
UMM540%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Union10%Suspension pin, bush or joint excessively worn.
Vanden Plas4680.43%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Vauxhall3,097,11561.64%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi475%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Vindicator1100%n/a
Volkswagen2,403,60867.22%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Volvo456,49065.96%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Wartburg11100%n/a
Westfield1,07784.87%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Willys4185.37%Brake master cylinder leaking.
Wolseley33484.43%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
YKC1090%Electrical wiring insecure.
Yugo560%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Zastava1457.14%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Zenos1681.25%Emissions levels exceed default limits.

Tests: 27,339,058

Average car pass rate: 67.01%

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%
3Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.5.2.3(e)Dangerous11%
4Headlamp aim outwith limits.4.1.2(a)Major10%
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)Major7%
9Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.1.1.13(a)(ii)Dangerous7%
10Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.5.2.3(d)(ii)Dangerous7%

Tests date range: 22nd May 2018 to 21st May 2019


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