MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth12,61175.9%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
AC43686.47%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Acura3154.84%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Aixam66664.56%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
AK3100%n/a
Alfa Romeo78,63964.69%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Alpina2989.66%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Alvis12080%Electrical wiring insecure.
AMC1100%n/a
Ariel13489.55%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Armstrong Siddeley683.33%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ascari3100%n/a
Asia3363.64%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
Aston Martin17,36887.52%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn2100%n/a
Audi1,339,57675.55%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Austin6,35470.1%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey56883.1%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Austin Morris1,16069.14%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi2100%n/a
Axiam1100%n/a
BAC1100%n/a
Beauford15979.25%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Bedford1861.11%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Bentley18,41187.86%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Bitter366.67%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
BMW1,474,89774.55%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Bond3871.05%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Borgward666.67%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Bowler366.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Bramwith1471.43%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Brenchley3100%n/a
Bristol16177.02%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Bugatti2896.43%Tyre with a cut in excess of the requirements.
Buick8379.52%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Cadillac70870.06%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Caterham2,59684.17%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Chesil5870.69%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Chevrolet99,71056.06%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Chrysler-Jeep114,05864%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Cisitalia1100%n/a
Citroen892,78961.94%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Clan1090%Stop lamp adversely affected by the operation of any other lamp.
Clarke1100%n/a
Coleman Milne13663.97%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Colt977.78%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Dacia83,24977.01%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Daewoo10,56243.01%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf1593.33%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Daihatsu26,76261.7%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Daimler2,24173.85%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Datsun14877.7%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Dax25683.98%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
De Dion Bouton1100%n/a
De Tomaso2788.89%Number plate missing or insecure.
Delorean8472.62%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Dodge10,56955.43%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Douglas10%Shock absorber disfunctional or leaking severely.
DS21,70882.45%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Dutton1978.95%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Eagle1080%Electrical wiring insecure.
Elysee1100%n/a
Eunos11862.71%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Evante250%Brake hose bulging under pressure.
Excalibur1100%n/a
Ferrari10,77490.21%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat651,16865.63%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Fisher4580%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Fisker3100%n/a
Ford3,775,45266.06%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.
FSO366.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Furore1100%n/a
Gardner Douglas1070%Direction indicator lamp emitted colour, position or intensity not in accordance with requirements.
GBS3183.87%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
General Motors94070.11%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Georgie Boy10%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Gilbern3781.08%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Ginetta5096%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
GMC17572.57%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Great Wall1,66562.64%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Griffon1100%n/a
Hawk1181.82%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Haynes785.71%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Healey1100%n/a
Hillman31887.42%Binding brake.
HMC2100%n/a
Holden5369.81%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Honda958,77768.91%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss2295.45%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
HRG2100%n/a
Humber14591.72%Binding brake.
Hummer37673.4%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Hyundai639,50371.71%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Infiniti5,44887.21%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti862.5%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Iso1100%n/a
Isuzu37,15367.39%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Jaguar278,19571.1%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
JBA8977.53%Binding brake.
Jensen30883.44%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Jowett1384.62%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Khaleej250%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Kia600,44970.61%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Koenigsegg2100%n/a
KTM16100%n/a
Lada13958.99%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Lagonda3100%n/a
Lamborghini1,47890.73%Number plate missing or insecure.
Lanchester1100%n/a
Lancia1,05375.88%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover754,45271.17%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Lea Francis3100%n/a
LEVC78695.67%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Lexus130,49477.8%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Leyland Cars24972.69%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ligier966.67%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Lincoln40871.57%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Lister1100%n/a
Locust1190.91%Brake servo defective or ineffective.
Lotus10,24881.06%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.
Marcos18085.56%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Marlin14975.84%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Maserati7,53280.22%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Maybach4791.49%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Mazda481,34469.02%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
MCC1,91056.7%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren32790.52%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mercedes-Benz1,174,22273.92%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Mercury3372.73%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Merlin2100%n/a
Messerschmitt3100%n/a
MEV9100%n/a
MG61,81766.47%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Mia560%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Microcar74967.29%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Midas Gold1100%n/a
Mini618,12672.56%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsubishi285,42865.27%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka2878.57%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
MK7482.43%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
MNR17100%n/a
Morgan5,26782.67%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris4,95972.13%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Mycar1100%n/a
Nash10%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Naylor2365.22%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
NCF10%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
NG4085%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Nissan1,353,04467.46%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Noble18777.54%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
NSU1283.33%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Oldsmobile2180.95%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Onyx2100%n/a
Opel2,16154.93%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Packard1100%n/a
Pagani14100%n/a
Panther16176.4%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pembleton5100%n/a
Perodua4,31068.89%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot1,265,35462.34%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pilgrim16081.25%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Plymouth5396.23%Headlamp beam image obviously incorrect.
Pontiac52881.06%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Porsche128,46682.75%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton7,02152.29%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Prova1100%n/a
Quantum5673.21%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ram1172.73%Headlamp beam image obviously incorrect.
Raw3080%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Reliant95074.11%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Renault1,034,42355.66%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Reva28172.24%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Riley21582.33%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Robin Hood23385.41%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Rolls Royce5,15986.24%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Rover74,33655.57%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Royale2100%n/a
Saab102,31358.32%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
San10%Brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Santana12661.9%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Sao10%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Saturn4100%n/a
Scion1747.06%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
SEAT405,40368.2%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Sebring1877.78%Suspension joint dust cover missing or ineffective.
Secma977.78%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Shelby1100%n/a
Simca560%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Singer9684.38%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Skoda579,09473.6%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Smart78,23768.91%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Spectre3100%n/a
Spyker475%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Ssangyong14,16567.57%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
SSC4100%n/a
Standard2878.57%Binding brake.
Studebaker475%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Subaru66,85768.88%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Sunbeam40081.25%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Suzuki365,70168.77%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Sylva977.78%Electrical wiring insecure.
Talbot37879.89%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Tata16752.1%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Td20002100%n/a
Tesla3,69589.09%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Tiger24683.33%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Toyota1,412,60570.1%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Trabant9176.92%Electrical wiring insecure.
Trident2100%n/a
Triumph9,66476.43%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR6,46481.96%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ultima5386.79%Number plate missing or insecure.
UMM540%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Union1100%n/a
Vanden Plas3476.47%Fuel system leaking excessively or a risk of fire.
Vanguard1100%n/a
Vauxhall3,087,60162.74%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi450%Steering ball joint with excessive wear.
Vindicator1100%n/a
Volkswagen2,423,98467.81%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Volvo462,99066.73%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Wartburg9100%n/a
Westfield1,02886.38%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Willys3396.97%Brake lining or pad contaminated with oil, grease etc.
Wolseley31382.75%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
YKC1070%Parking brake inoperative on one side.
Yugo650%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Zastava1850%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Zenos2176.19%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.

Tests: 27,619,456

Average car pass rate: 67.76%

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)Major9%
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%
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: 5th October 2018 to 4th October 2019


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