MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth14,14176.27%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
AC42987.65%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Acura2965.52%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Aixam68464.77%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
AK3100%n/a
Alfa Romeo77,81465%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Alpina3083.33%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Alvis11478.07%Electrical wiring insecure.
AMC1100%n/a
Ariel12991.47%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Armstrong Siddeley475%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ascari3100%n/a
Asia2958.62%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
Aston Martin17,62587.86%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn2100%n/a
Audi1,377,17575.98%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Austin6,05070.33%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey54582.57%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Austin Morris1,07070.19%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi2100%n/a
Axiam1100%n/a
BAC2100%n/a
Beauford15478.57%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Bedford1957.89%Electrical wiring insecure.
Bentley18,65087.66%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Bitter1100%n/a
BMW1,522,41975.29%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Bond3372.73%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Borgward757.14%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Bowler366.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Bramwith1369.23%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Brenchley3100%n/a
Bristol14977.85%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Bugatti2596%Tyre with a cut in excess of the requirements.
Buick8180.25%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Cadillac65172.35%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Caterham2,54785.04%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Chesil5472.22%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Chevrolet95,87555.47%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Chrysler-Jeep113,40065.07%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Cisitalia1100%n/a
Citroen882,60562.27%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Clan1181.82%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Clarke1100%n/a
Coleman Milne14062.14%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Colt977.78%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Dacia92,83376.11%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Daewoo9,10243.43%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf1593.33%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Daihatsu25,46561.81%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Daimler2,13273.97%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Datsun12477.42%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Dax25885.66%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
De Dion Bouton1100%n/a
De Tomaso2085%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Delorean8476.19%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Dodge10,02855.59%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Douglas10%Shock absorber disfunctional or leaking severely.
DS25,43281.33%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Dutton2075%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Eagle875%Electrical wiring insecure.
Elysee1100%n/a
Eunos11665.52%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Evante250%Brake hose bulging under pressure.
Excalibur1100%n/a
Ferrari10,73790.21%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat656,47666.22%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Fisher4381.4%Parking brake inoperative on one side.
Fisker3100%n/a
Ford3,783,10766.56%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Formula1100%n/a
Formula271100%n/a
Frazer Nash4100%n/a
Freight Rover250%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
FSO580%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Furore1100%n/a
Gardner Douglas1080%Horn inoperative.
GBS3177.42%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
General Motors87771.27%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Georgie Boy10%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Gilbern3672.22%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Ginetta4691.3%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
GMC17673.86%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Great Wall1,64961.67%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Griffon1100%n/a
Hawk1172.73%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Haynes785.71%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Healey1100%n/a
Hillman29088.28%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
HMC2100%n/a
Holden5371.7%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Honda954,81469.29%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss1989.47%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
HRG3100%n/a
Humber13387.97%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Hummer35773.67%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Hyundai662,28371.89%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Infiniti6,58587.67%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti683.33%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Isuzu37,72967.39%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Jaguar284,99972.11%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
JBA8877.27%Electrical wiring insecure.
Jensen29783.16%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Jowett1586.67%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Khaleej250%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Kia626,60770.92%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Koenigsegg2100%n/a
KTM16100%n/a
Lada12656.35%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Lagonda3100%n/a
Lamborghini1,48990.87%Number plate missing or insecure.
Lanchester1100%n/a
Lancia1,01976.35%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover769,18571.78%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Lea Francis3100%n/a
Lexus132,15578.43%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Leyland Cars23571.49%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ligier862.5%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Lincoln38372.58%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Lister1100%n/a
Locust1190.91%Brake servo defective or ineffective.
Longline1100%n/a
Lotus10,07182.26%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Luego366.67%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
MAC10%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mahindra1668.75%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Marcos18481.52%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Marlin14776.87%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Maserati8,04780.12%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Maybach4785.11%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Mazda484,09069.57%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
MCC1,77056.78%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren33993.22%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mercedes-Benz1,213,04374.61%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Mercury3786.49%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Merlin2100%n/a
Messerschmitt3100%n/a
MEV1190.91%Seat belt anchorage loose.
MG60,26867.42%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mia475%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Microcar72769.19%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Midas Gold1100%n/a
Mini635,86473%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsubishi286,09566.21%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka3083.33%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
MK7581.33%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
MNR17100%n/a
Morgan5,26282.86%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris4,63772.59%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Naylor2268.18%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
NCF10%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
NG4182.93%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Nissan1,390,34168.09%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Noble17581.71%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
NSU887.5%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Oldsmobile2085%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Onyx3100%n/a
Opel1,93255.54%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Packard1100%n/a
Pagani1392.31%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Panther15872.15%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pembleton4100%n/a
Perodua4,11468.45%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot1,247,04462.9%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pilgrim15981.13%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Plymouth5198.04%Brake hose ferrule excessively corroded.
Pontiac52081.35%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Porsche130,97083.18%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton6,44751.68%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Prova1100%n/a
Quantum4870.83%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ram1080%Headlamp beam image obviously incorrect.
Raw3083.33%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Reliant85874.94%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Renault1,023,81356.92%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Reva26073.08%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Riley21080.95%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Robin Hood22484.82%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Rolls Royce5,11185.99%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Rover67,67356.34%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Royale2100%n/a
Saab96,36258.78%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
San10%Brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Santana13056.92%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Saturn3100%n/a
Scion2142.86%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
SEAT415,33969.01%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Sebring2070%Suspension component insecurely attached to chassis or axle.
Secma1080%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Shelby1100%n/a
Simca333.33%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Singer8284.15%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Skoda597,76774.17%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Smart81,02970.18%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Spectre3100%n/a
Spyker2100%n/a
Ssangyong15,37868.43%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
SSC4100%n/a
Standard2479.17%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Studebaker366.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Subaru65,43169.57%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Sunbeam38681.09%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Suzuki372,91469.36%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Sylva875%Electrical wiring insecure.
Talbot37880.16%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Tata15454.55%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Td20002100%n/a
Tesla4,81088.46%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Tiger24883.87%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Toyota1,424,08870.45%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Trabant8978.65%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Trident2100%n/a
Triumph9,22876.9%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR6,33482.24%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ultima4789.36%Number plate missing or insecure.
UMM757.14%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Union1100%n/a
Vanden Plas3479.41%Fuel system leaking excessively or a risk of fire.
Vanguard2100%n/a
Vauxhall3,061,05463.62%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi450%Parking brake efficiency well below minimum requirement.
Vindicator1100%n/a
Volkswagen2,442,37368.47%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Volvo468,81767.49%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Wartburg1172.73%Seat belt anchorage loose.
Westfield1,00686.38%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Willys32100%n/a
Wolseley29583.39%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
YKC1080%Parking brake inoperative on one side.
Yugo560%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Zastava1540%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Zenos2080%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.

Tests: 27,885,565

Average car pass rate: 68.44%

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)Major11%
4Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.3.4(b)(ii)Major9%
5Headlamp aim outwith limits.4.1.2(a)Major9%
6Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.5.3.1(b)(i)Major8%
7Stop lamp missing or inoperative.4.3.1(a)(ii)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: 10th March 2019 to 9th March 2020


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