The MoT Files: MoT results for Aberdeen

MoT tests in the Aberdeen (AB) postcode area are notable as the cars tend to be newer and fewer - but there's a lot of red numbers indicating below average performance in almost every area. 

In every key area you are more likely to fail an MoT when compared to other postcodes, with the exception of tyres. On brakes, for example, you are 115 per cent more likely to fail your MoT than the average of all other postcodes.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 14.0% 9.6% +46%
Brakes 12.4% 7.7% +61%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 10.2% 11.9% −15%
Tyres 5.4% 5.8% −7%
Visibility 5.3% 5.3% −1%
Body, chassis, structure 5.1% 4.1% +24%
Noise, emissions and leaks 4.0% 3.6% +12%
Steering 2.7% 1.9% +42%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.2% 1.3% −8%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 105 18.1% 8.2% +121%
2017 957 11.4% 10.2% +11%
2016 27,495 15.3% 12.8% +19%
2015 25,508 19.5% 15.6% +25%
2014 23,962 25.0% 19.2% +30%
2013 20,710 30.7% 23.1% +33%
2012 16,307 37.1% 26.9% +38%
2011 14,034 40.6% 30.2% +34%
2010 13,014 46.6% 34.4% +36%
2009 11,477 49.1% 37.0% +33%
2008 10,529 52.2% 40.4% +29%
2007 10,545 54.9% 42.1% +30%
2006 8,535 57.3% 44.1% +30%
2005 6,738 57.3% 46.0% +25%
2004 5,178 58.5% 47.6% +23%
2003 3,908 57.3% 47.9% +20%
2002 2,622 57.4% 48.1% +19%
2001 1,502 54.8% 47.6% +15%
2000 930 51.6% 46.4% +11%
1999 605 52.4% 44.9% +17%
1998 480 49.2% 42.5% +16%
1997 361 43.8% 41.2% +6%
1996 287 42.9% 39.9% +7%
1995 223 43.0% 38.5% +12%
1994 200 38.0% 37.4% +2%
1993 179 41.3% 36.8% +12%
1992 143 43.4% 35.9% +21%
1991 165 30.3% 35.0% −13%
1990 142 38.7% 33.1% +17%
1989 115 37.4% 32.0% +17%
1988 86 25.6% 32.0% −20%
1987 80 36.3% 30.6% +19%
1986 69 37.7% 31.3% +20%
1985 54 37.0% 30.1% +23%
1983 64 34.4% 28.4% +21%
1980 57 28.1% 26.4% +6%
1979 50 24.0% 24.0% +0%
1971 56 21.4% 22.4% −4%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 1,445 17.1% 16.9% +1%
Abarth 107 27.1% 23.6% +15%
Audi 16,151 27.1% 24.0% +13%
Dacia 1,421 28.7% 23.3% +23%
BMW 9,873 29.6% 25.1% +18%
MINI 5,030 29.8% 27.2% +10%
Lexus 502 30.3% 21.7% +39%
Skoda 5,060 31.3% 25.9% +21%
Jeep 593 32.7% 28.1% +16%
Volkswagen 25,569 33.9% 31.7% +7%
Isuzu 474 34.2% 42.3% −19%
Honda 8,132 34.3% 30.7% +12%
Mercedes-Benz 4,999 34.3% 29.1% +18%
Suzuki 3,112 34.7% 30.5% +14%
SEAT 3,368 35.1% 31.1% +13%
Jaguar 1,818 35.1% 28.2% +24%
Hyundai 5,511 35.5% 28.0% +27%
Kia 4,898 35.8% 29.0% +23%
MG 263 36.1% 35.0% +3%
Land Rover 8,970 36.3% 28.1% +29%
Mazda 4,339 36.4% 30.4% +20%
Toyota 8,076 37.1% 29.3% +27%
Volvo 4,063 38.0% 32.6% +17%
Ford 37,513 38.0% 33.5% +14%
Nissan 8,724 38.2% 31.3% +22%
Subaru 1,273 38.6% 30.0% +29%
FIAT 6,088 38.6% 33.7% +14%
Mitsubishi 4,029 38.9% 32.5% +20%
Peugeot 7,704 41.3% 37.1% +11%
Alfa Romeo 379 41.7% 34.9% +20%
Vauxhall 28,742 42.1% 36.2% +17%
DS 1,039 42.7% 32.4% +32%
Daihatsu 129 43.4% 37.3% +17%
Citroen 5,861 44.1% 37.6% +17%
Chrysler 244 44.7% 42.4% +5%
Renault 8,990 48.4% 43.2% +12%
Rover 187 50.8% 45.4% +12%
SAAB 816 51.5% 40.7% +27%
Chevrolet 638 53.3% 43.9% +21%

 

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