The MoT Files 2017: 10 worst MPVs for passing the first MoT
MPVs are often the vehicle that is called upon to get the whole family to the various crucial appointments that come with modern life. The last thing you need is for them to be prone to silly little niggles, or bigger faults, that scupper the chances of getting through their first MoT at three years old.
These are the biggest culprits when it comes to failing that important first MoT. All cars were tested in 2016 and were therefore registered in 2013.
Kia Venga - 81.4% pass rate
The Venga’s 81.4 per cent first time pass rate is not exactly disgraceful, but it is still short of average. As with many others, the driver’s view of the road is a big reason for failure, with 9.7 per cent not making it through on that front, with the vast majority marked down for wipers.
Of more concern to owners will be the 3.0 per cent that fail due to suspension issues. A deeper dig into the data shows that if is the condition of the shock absorbers that is to blame, with 2.7 per cent failing on that front, which is seven times higher than the average.