MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Car

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Abarth21,89479.25%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
AC35389.52%Parking brake efficiency well below minimum requirement.
Acura2382.61%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Aixam63462.3%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
AK10%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Alfa Romeo75,97566.7%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Alpina2982.76%Tyre with a cut in excess of the requirements.
Alpine10992.66%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
Alvis9670.83%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ariel11691.38%Stop lamps all missing or inoperative.
Armstrong10%Binding brake.
Armstrong Siddeley3100%n/a
Arnolt-Bristol1100%n/a
Ascari2100%n/a
Asia2171.43%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Aston Martin19,42289.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Auburn1100%n/a
Audi1,525,87877.79%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Austin5,06771.23%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Austin Healey38883.25%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Austin Morris60373.8%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Autobianchi1100%n/a
Axiam1100%n/a
BAC1100%n/a
Beauford12884.38%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Bedford1266.67%Door will not open using the relevant control or close properly.
Bentley19,98189.73%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Bitter1100%n/a
BMW1,656,13677.39%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Bond2180.95%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Borgward4100%n/a
Bowler580%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Bramwith1376.92%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Brenchley2100%n/a
Bristol12785.04%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Bugatti4597.78%Headlamp beam image obviously incorrect.
Buick5777.19%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Cadillac55774.15%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Caterham2,34884.8%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Chesil4381.4%Brake efficiency well below minimum requirement.
Chevrolet79,48754.72%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Chrysler-Jeep105,82367.85%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Citroen849,64664.49%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Clan4100%n/a
Coleman Milne13658.09%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Colt683.33%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Dacia130,44175.29%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Daewoo4,82346.01%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Daf7100%n/a
Daihatsu20,49463.16%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Daimler1,73276.04%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Datsun9380.65%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Dax23986.19%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
De Tomaso2195.24%Brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Delorean8087.5%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Dodge8,30357.82%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Douglas1100%n/a
DS35,61177.24%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Dutton1580%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Eagle757.14%Power steering fluid leaking or system malfunctioning
Eunos10965.14%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Evante250%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ferrari11,47193%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Fiat654,48767.77%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Fisher3580%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Fisker1100%n/a
Ford3,774,00168.66%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Formula1100%n/a
Frazer Nash3100%n/a
Freight Rover3100%n/a
FSO683.33%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened, load bearing structure near steering component mounting.
Furore1100%n/a
Gardner Douglas1181.82%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
GBS2785.19%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
General Motors78970.09%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Georgie Boy10%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Gilbern2684.62%Electrical wiring insecure.
Ginetta3680.56%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
GMC15678.85%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Great Wall1,52058.49%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Griffon1100%n/a
Hawk7100%n/a
Haynes5100%n/a
Hillman17184.21%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
HMC250%Excessive movement of centre of steering wheel up or down.
Holden4977.55%Emissions lambda coefficient outwith limits.
Honda936,87071.75%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Hotchkiss1190.91%Electrical wiring insecure.
HRG1100%n/a
Humber8980.9%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Hummer34378.13%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Hyundai758,42873.88%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Infiniti9,58486.63%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.
Innocenti683.33%Direction indicator lamp emitted colour, position or intensity not in accordance with requirements.
Iso1100%n/a
Isuzu41,69568.84%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Jaguar310,90376.01%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
JBA7383.56%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Jensen23083.48%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Jowett785.71%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Khaleej1100%n/a
Kia737,87973.54%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Koenigsegg2100%n/a
KTM1888.89%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Lada10965.14%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Lagonda4100%n/a
Lamborghini1,92994.09%Number plate missing or insecure.
Lanchester1100%n/a
Lancia89678.79%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Land Rover842,29374.66%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Lea Francis1100%n/a
Lexus138,98381.32%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Leyland Cars16076.25%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
Ligier560%Registration plate lamp missing or inoperative.
Lincoln28272.34%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Locust666.67%Wiper not operating, or missing.
Lotus9,69482.38%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Luego366.67%Speedometer not fitted where one is required.
LWCC1100%n/a
Mahindra1376.92%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Marcos15186.09%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Marlin12572%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Maserati9,75083.68%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Maybach4087.5%Engine MIL inoperative or indicating a malfunction.
Mazda494,91771.8%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
MCC1,35056.44%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
McLaren65591.91%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Mercedes-Benz1,377,22277.19%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Mercury2777.78%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Messerschmitt2100%n/a
MEV1275%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
MG59,51371.77%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Mia683.33%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Microcar55568.47%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Midas Gold1100%n/a
Mini712,90374.77%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsubishi293,91769.69%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Mitsuoka2572%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
MK6986.96%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
MNR1478.57%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Morgan5,28584.07%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Morris3,38172.58%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Naylor2286.36%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
NCF1100%n/a
NG3290.63%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Nissan1,492,24369.98%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Noble17389.6%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
NSU785.71%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Oldsmobile1457.14%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Onyx2100%n/a
Opel1,32861.82%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Pagani11100%n/a
Panhard1100%n/a
Panther12576.8%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Pembleton4100%n/a
Perodua3,39969.43%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Peugeot1,180,76065.73%Constant velocity joint boot missing, split, insecure or no longer prevents the ingress of dirt.
Pilgrim13884.78%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Plymouth3582.86%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Pontiac39179.03%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Porsche145,60785%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Proton4,28752.62%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Quantum4374.42%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Radical2100%n/a
Ram1090%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Raw2386.96%Parking brake efficiency well below minimum requirement.
RCR1100%n/a
Reliant60776.94%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Renault961,10460.71%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Reva21679.17%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Riley15080%Parking brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Robin Hood20579.02%Binding brake.
Rolls Royce4,80288.46%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Rover46,57759.82%Excessive corrosion to, or weakened structure near any suspension mounting.
Royale10%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Saab74,63960.28%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Santana9866.33%Fog lamp inoperative or rear fog lamp missing.
Sao1100%n/a
Saturn475%SRS malfunction indicator lamp indicates a system malfunction.
Scion1163.64%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
SEAT468,39172.8%Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.
Sebring2176.19%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Secma8100%n/a
Simca10%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Singer6586.15%Brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Skoda667,89876.51%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Smart88,16572.45%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Spectre3100%n/a
Spyker2100%n/a
Ssangyong19,47869.03%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
SSC1100%n/a
Standard1687.5%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Studebaker1100%n/a
Subaru61,73471.74%Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.
Sunbeam24384.77%Electrical wiring insecure.
Suzuki401,20072.27%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Sylva580%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Talbot29880.54%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Tata8365.06%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Td200020%Fuel system leaking excessively or a risk of fire.
Tesla11,53986.35%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Tiger22481.25%Steering rack gaiter or ball joint dust cover missing or damaged.
Toyota1,460,30672.57%Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.
Trabant7065.71%Brakes out of balance across an axle.
Trident10%Electrical wiring insecure.
Triumph6,80477.84%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
TVR6,04784.03%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
Ultima4493.18%Emissions levels exceed default limits.
UMM4100%n/a
Vanden Plas2580%Binding brake.
Vauxhall2,894,23265.48%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Venturi3100%n/a
Volkswagen2,533,90370.88%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Volvo499,68970.86%Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.
Wartburg875%Parking brake inoperative on one side.
Westfield91285.96%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Willys19100%n/a
Wolseley20381.28%Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.
YKC955.56%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.
Yugo333.33%Fluid leaking excessively and likely to harm the environment or to pose a safety risk to other road users.
Zastava875%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
Zenos2479.17%Fuel system leaking excessively or a risk of fire.

Tests: 28,799,197

Average car pass rate: 71.04%

Most common fail reasons

#ReasonFail codeCategory%
1Suspension pin, bush, joint or bearing excessively worn.5.3.4(a)(i)Major11%
2Suspension spring broken or seriously weakened.5.3.1(b)(i)Major11%
3Tyre tread depth not in accordance with requirements.5.2.3(e)Dangerous10%
4Position lamp missing or inoperative.4.2.1(a)(ii)Major9%
5Wiper blade missing or not clearing the windscreen.3.4(b)(ii)Major9%
6Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear.5.2.3(d)(ii)Dangerous8%
7Headlamp aim outwith limits.4.1.2(a)Major8%
8Windscreen washers not providing sufficient fluid.3.5(a)Major7%
9Stop lamp missing or inoperative.4.3.1(a)(ii)Major7%
10Brake lining or pad worn below 1.5mm.1.1.13(a)(ii)Dangerous6%
Tests date range:
14th November 2020 to 13th November 2021

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