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 12.3% 7.7% +60%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 7.9% 11.9% −34%
Visibility 4.9% 5.3% −8%
Tyres 4.8% 5.8% −16%
Body, chassis, structure 4.5% 4.1% +10%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.5% 3.6% −2%
Steering 2.2% 1.9% +15%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 65 3.1% 6.9% −56%
2018 893 13.4% 9.6% +40%
2017 25,452 15.2% 10.0% +52%
2016 25,723 19.3% 14.9% +30%
2015 23,635 24.5% 18.1% +35%
2014 21,973 29.3% 21.5% +36%
2013 18,405 36.0% 25.3% +42%
2012 14,406 40.2% 28.7% +40%
2011 12,094 43.7% 31.8% +38%
2010 11,292 47.3% 35.5% +33%
2009 9,778 49.5% 37.8% +31%
2008 8,737 52.1% 40.6% +28%
2007 8,460 53.2% 41.9% +27%
2006 6,610 54.2% 43.7% +24%
2005 4,988 53.7% 45.0% +19%
2004 3,670 54.5% 46.2% +18%
2003 2,684 52.4% 46.1% +14%
2002 1,883 55.1% 46.2% +19%
2001 964 50.7% 45.3% +12%
2000 604 49.5% 43.9% +13%
1999 466 43.1% 42.3% +2%
1998 339 44.8% 40.1% +12%
1997 282 39.0% 38.6% +1%
1996 203 35.5% 37.6% −6%
1995 186 44.1% 36.0% +22%
1994 172 41.3% 35.1% +18%
1993 107 38.3% 35.3% +9%
1992 122 44.3% 34.3% +29%
1991 129 30.2% 33.9% −11%
1990 104 30.8% 32.2% −5%
1989 97 28.9% 31.3% −8%
1988 77 41.6% 30.7% +35%
1987 63 30.2% 30.6% −1%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 1,374 16.4% 14.8% +10%
Audi 16,313 25.2% 22.0% +15%
BMW 10,117 27.8% 23.1% +20%
MINI 5,402 29.3% 25.8% +14%
Jeep 540 29.6% 25.9% +14%
Jaguar 1,897 30.3% 25.0% +21%
Lexus 434 30.6% 19.2% +59%
Suzuki 3,428 31.2% 28.2% +11%
Skoda 5,266 31.5% 23.8% +32%
Honda 7,579 31.6% 28.9% +9%
Mercedes-Benz 4,989 32.3% 26.2% +23%
Dacia 1,826 32.6% 24.0% +36%
Abarth 147 32.7% 20.4% +60%
Land Rover 8,732 33.0% 25.6% +29%
Volkswagen 25,769 33.1% 29.4% +13%
SEAT 3,447 34.0% 28.0% +21%
Hyundai 5,626 35.0% 26.4% +32%
Kia 5,146 35.2% 27.0% +30%
Mazda 4,081 35.3% 28.6% +23%
Volvo 4,190 35.3% 29.8% +18%
Nissan 8,872 35.9% 29.1% +23%
Ford 36,889 36.4% 31.6% +15%
Toyota 7,767 36.6% 27.8% +32%
Isuzu 454 36.8% 41.1% −10%
Mitsubishi 3,802 36.8% 30.4% +21%
MG 198 37.4% 30.9% +21%
Subaru 1,140 37.5% 28.7% +31%
FIAT 5,858 38.2% 32.0% +19%
Peugeot 7,489 38.8% 34.8% +11%
Alfa Romeo 371 41.5% 33.1% +25%
Vauxhall 27,106 41.7% 34.0% +23%
DS 968 43.0% 33.8% +27%
Rover 131 43.5% 43.1% +1%
Citroen 5,597 43.8% 35.4% +24%
Renault 8,899 45.2% 39.6% +14%
SAAB 646 48.3% 39.3% +23%
Chevrolet 528 51.9% 45.0% +15%
Chrysler 206 51.9% 41.2% +26%
Daihatsu 102 52.9% 36.7% +44%

 

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