MoT Data for Edinburgh

Edinburgh (EH) scores a below average MoT pass rate. Most of the causes for an MoT failure are more likely to affect cars tested in EH postcodes, with just seatbelts scoring an above average pass rate. It’s the same with most registration years and car manufacturers.

Bentley models are the most likely to pass their MoT in Edinburgh, with failure rate of just 9.7%, 27% better than the average for Bentley models elsewhere. Most manufacturers, though, do slightly worse when tested in Edinburgh – as is the case with most areas of Scotland, where a harsher climate and more difficult roads take their toll on cars.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 13.3% 9.6% +39%
Brakes 11.1% 7.7% +45%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 10.7% 11.9% −10%
Tyres 5.9% 5.8% +3%
Visibility 5.2% 5.3% −3%
Body, chassis, structure 5.0% 4.1% +22%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.8% 3.6% +6%
Steering 2.6% 1.9% +35%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.1% 1.3% −14%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 59 6.8% 3.1% +115%
2018 243 7.4% 8.2% −9%
2017 1,703 10.4% 10.2% +1%
2016 42,081 13.8% 12.8% +7%
2015 40,318 17.5% 15.6% +12%
2014 35,510 22.0% 19.2% +14%
2013 31,051 28.5% 23.1% +23%
2012 25,609 33.1% 26.9% +23%
2011 21,949 37.5% 30.2% +24%
2010 21,717 42.4% 34.4% +24%
2009 20,535 45.0% 37.0% +21%
2008 18,419 47.1% 40.4% +17%
2007 19,303 49.0% 42.1% +16%
2006 15,274 51.2% 44.1% +16%
2005 12,467 51.7% 46.0% +12%
2004 10,026 52.5% 47.6% +10%
2003 7,562 52.7% 47.9% +10%
2002 5,347 52.0% 48.1% +8%
2001 3,148 49.5% 47.6% +4%
2000 1,903 50.0% 46.4% +8%
1999 1,240 47.3% 44.9% +5%
1998 770 41.3% 42.5% −3%
1997 581 41.5% 41.2% +1%
1996 416 38.0% 39.9% −5%
1995 329 36.8% 38.5% −5%
1994 283 32.5% 37.4% −13%
1993 205 34.1% 36.8% −7%
1992 181 34.8% 35.9% −3%
1991 240 36.3% 35.0% +4%
1990 227 27.8% 33.1% −16%
1989 190 27.9% 32.0% −13%
1988 121 30.6% 32.0% −5%
1987 84 23.8% 30.6% −22%
1986 77 31.2% 31.3% −1%
1985 65 33.8% 30.1% +12%
1983 65 20.0% 28.4% −30%
1980 59 22.0% 26.4% −17%
1971 77 31.2% 22.4% +39%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 407 6.6% 12.5% −47%
Rolls-Royce 104 6.7% 13.2% −49%
Bentley 204 11.3% 12.4% −9%
Ferrari 221 15.8% 9.8% +62%
Lexus 1,597 16.2% 21.7% −25%
Porsche 1,475 20.1% 16.9% +19%
Lotus 233 20.6% 18.4% +12%
Audi 16,987 24.5% 24.0% +2%
Dacia 2,058 25.1% 23.3% +8%
Jeep 691 25.6% 28.1% −9%
MINI 8,239 26.2% 27.2% −4%
BMW 16,157 26.5% 25.1% +6%
Skoda 10,250 27.6% 25.9% +6%
Subaru 1,378 27.9% 30.0% −7%
Land Rover 8,676 28.0% 28.1% −0%
Hyundai 11,801 29.5% 28.0% +5%
Jaguar 2,608 29.8% 28.2% +6%
SEAT 6,013 31.5% 31.1% +1%
Isuzu 334 32.0% 42.3% −24%
Mitsubishi 2,830 32.1% 32.5% −1%
Honda 14,775 32.1% 30.7% +5%
Kia 9,261 32.4% 29.0% +11%
Suzuki 4,949 32.4% 30.5% +6%
Mazda 7,337 32.6% 30.4% +7%
Mercedes-Benz 8,873 32.8% 29.1% +13%
DS 1,773 32.9% 32.4% +2%
Toyota 15,700 33.2% 29.3% +13%
Volkswagen 37,584 33.2% 31.7% +5%
Abarth 147 34.0% 23.6% +44%
Nissan 19,374 35.6% 31.3% +14%
MG 435 36.1% 35.0% +3%
Ford 50,559 36.1% 33.5% +8%
FIAT 10,745 38.1% 33.7% +13%
Peugeot 17,136 38.1% 37.1% +3%
Vauxhall 45,059 38.2% 36.2% +6%
Citroen 12,970 38.7% 37.6% +3%
Alfa Romeo 1,078 39.1% 34.9% +12%
smart 138 40.6% 31.6% +28%
Volvo 6,365 40.9% 32.6% +26%
SsangYong 103 41.7% 31.6% +32%
Talbot 123 43.1% 47.4% −9%
Daihatsu 146 43.2% 37.3% +16%
Renault 15,386 45.4% 43.2% +5%
Chrysler 415 48.7% 42.4% +15%
SAAB 1,660 51.7% 40.7% +27%
Chevrolet 1,341 52.4% 43.9% +19%
Rover 392 52.8% 45.4% +16%
LTI 499 54.7% 40.0% +37%

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