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 12.7% 9.6% +33%
Brakes 11.1% 7.7% +44%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 8.9% 11.9% −25%
Tyres 5.6% 5.8% −2%
Visibility 5.2% 5.3% −3%
Body, chassis, structure 4.8% 4.1% +16%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.4% 3.6% −4%
Steering 2.2% 1.9% +14%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 150 4.0% 6.9% −42%
2018 1,695 9.0% 9.6% −6%
2017 38,049 14.1% 10.0% +40%
2016 38,888 17.8% 14.9% +19%
2015 37,220 22.7% 18.1% +25%
2014 32,777 27.0% 21.5% +26%
2013 28,421 32.5% 25.3% +28%
2012 23,134 37.0% 28.7% +29%
2011 19,771 39.8% 31.8% +25%
2010 19,271 43.7% 35.5% +23%
2009 17,989 45.7% 37.8% +21%
2008 15,570 48.4% 40.6% +19%
2007 15,871 49.4% 41.9% +18%
2006 11,942 51.5% 43.7% +18%
2005 9,188 51.3% 45.0% +14%
2004 7,149 51.6% 46.2% +12%
2003 5,219 51.5% 46.1% +12%
2002 3,648 51.9% 46.2% +12%
2001 2,105 47.7% 45.3% +5%
2000 1,262 46.9% 43.9% +7%
1999 855 46.4% 42.3% +10%
1998 567 40.4% 40.1% +1%
1997 438 39.3% 38.6% +2%
1996 317 38.8% 37.6% +3%
1995 227 32.2% 36.0% −11%
1994 188 31.4% 35.1% −11%
1993 158 34.8% 35.3% −1%
1992 163 37.4% 34.3% +9%
1991 184 35.9% 33.9% +6%
1990 197 31.5% 32.2% −2%
1989 151 33.8% 31.3% +8%
1988 95 34.7% 30.7% +13%
1987 68 25.0% 30.6% −18%
1986 51 27.5% 29.8% −8%
1985 61 32.8% 29.6% +11%
1983 55 29.1% 28.0% +4%
1971 69 21.7% 20.2% +8%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 199 10.1% 10.6% −6%
Tesla 137 11.7% 11.6% +1%
Ferrari 217 12.4% 7.4% +67%
Infiniti 120 14.2% 11.3% +26%
Aston Martin 342 14.6% 10.3% +42%
Lexus 1,520 17.4% 19.2% −9%
Maserati 113 17.7% 17.0% +4%
Lotus 165 19.4% 17.5% +11%
Porsche 1,472 20.3% 14.8% +37%
Audi 17,588 24.3% 22.0% +11%
BMW 15,933 25.4% 23.1% +10%
MINI 8,502 25.9% 25.8% +0%
Land Rover 9,105 26.1% 25.6% +2%
Jeep 688 27.6% 25.9% +6%
Skoda 10,748 28.1% 23.8% +18%
Jaguar 2,633 28.4% 25.0% +13%
Abarth 145 29.0% 20.4% +42%
Subaru 1,167 29.2% 28.7% +2%
Hyundai 12,519 29.9% 26.4% +13%
Honda 13,832 30.0% 28.9% +4%
Dacia 2,427 30.7% 24.0% +28%
SEAT 6,143 31.4% 28.0% +12%
Mercedes-Benz 9,138 31.4% 26.2% +20%
Mitsubishi 2,815 31.6% 30.4% +4%
Suzuki 5,153 31.8% 28.2% +13%
Volkswagen 36,922 32.2% 29.4% +10%
Toyota 15,373 32.2% 27.8% +16%
Mazda 7,296 32.7% 28.6% +14%
Kia 9,793 33.3% 27.0% +23%
Isuzu 320 33.4% 41.1% −19%
Nissan 19,513 34.1% 29.1% +17%
MG 390 34.6% 30.9% +12%
Ford 48,378 35.6% 31.6% +13%
DS 1,709 36.6% 33.8% +8%
Vauxhall 42,559 37.9% 34.0% +12%
Peugeot 16,403 38.0% 34.8% +9%
Volvo 6,317 38.4% 29.8% +29%
FIAT 9,959 38.5% 32.0% +20%
Citroen 12,393 38.9% 35.4% +10%
Alfa Romeo 963 40.3% 33.1% +22%
smart 138 40.6% 31.3% +30%
LTI 379 41.4% 37.2% +11%
SsangYong 135 43.7% 28.9% +51%
Chrysler 334 44.0% 41.2% +7%
Renault 14,810 44.7% 39.6% +13%
SAAB 1,385 47.0% 39.3% +20%
Rover 284 48.6% 43.1% +13%
Daihatsu 120 50.0% 36.7% +36%
Chevrolet 1,171 52.3% 45.0% +16%

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