MoT Data for Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock, like most Scottish areas, has a below average pass rate. Steering, suspension and brake related problems are significantly higher in KA postcodes than the national average, while most registration years and manufacturers do worse than they tend to in other parts of the UK.

Subaru and Audi models have slightly above average pass rates in Kilmarnock than they are in the average UK area, but almost every make of vehicle has a higher failure rate. Probable causes are the colder climate, increased use of salt in winter, higher annual mileages and punishing roads.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 12.5% 9.6% +31%
Brakes 10.4% 7.7% +35%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 9.1% 11.9% −23%
Tyres 5.8% 5.8% −0%
Visibility 4.7% 5.3% −12%
Body, chassis, structure 4.6% 4.1% +11%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.4% 3.6% −3%
Steering 2.5% 1.9% +28%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.1% 1.3% −13%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 709 11.3% 10.2% +10%
2016 19,029 13.1% 12.8% +2%
2015 17,881 17.1% 15.6% +10%
2014 16,988 22.1% 19.2% +15%
2013 14,952 26.8% 23.1% +16%
2012 11,708 31.1% 26.9% +16%
2011 9,573 36.6% 30.2% +21%
2010 9,102 41.0% 34.4% +19%
2009 8,470 44.3% 37.0% +20%
2008 7,397 45.8% 40.4% +13%
2007 7,642 48.1% 42.1% +14%
2006 6,121 50.2% 44.1% +14%
2005 4,814 50.3% 46.0% +9%
2004 3,755 51.6% 47.6% +8%
2003 2,729 50.7% 47.9% +6%
2002 1,819 51.7% 48.1% +7%
2001 1,030 45.7% 47.6% −4%
2000 598 48.0% 46.4% +3%
1999 398 46.0% 44.9% +2%
1998 284 38.4% 42.5% −10%
1997 215 36.3% 41.2% −12%
1996 158 34.2% 39.9% −14%
1995 122 27.9% 38.5% −28%
1994 106 29.2% 37.4% −22%
1993 96 35.4% 36.8% −4%
1992 77 29.9% 35.9% −17%
1991 79 29.1% 35.0% −17%
1990 88 33.0% 33.1% −0%
1989 55 16.4% 32.0% −49%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 367 19.9% 16.9% +18%
Audi 8,134 20.6% 24.0% −14%
Subaru 735 21.8% 30.0% −27%
Skoda 3,103 24.0% 25.9% −7%
BMW 6,611 25.2% 25.1% +0%
Dacia 1,224 25.5% 23.3% +9%
Isuzu 431 25.8% 42.3% −39%
Lexus 322 26.1% 21.7% +20%
MINI 2,943 26.4% 27.2% −3%
Land Rover 3,250 26.9% 28.1% −4%
Jeep 335 27.5% 28.1% −2%
Volvo 2,924 28.8% 32.6% −12%
Suzuki 2,735 28.8% 30.5% −6%
Toyota 6,669 30.3% 29.3% +3%
Hyundai 3,409 31.0% 28.0% +11%
SEAT 2,446 31.2% 31.1% +0%
Jaguar 1,500 31.2% 28.2% +11%
Honda 5,827 31.4% 30.7% +2%
Nissan 7,061 31.4% 31.3% +0%
Volkswagen 11,785 31.4% 31.7% −1%
Mazda 3,265 31.7% 30.4% +4%
Ford 24,845 32.1% 33.5% −4%
Mercedes-Benz 3,640 32.5% 29.1% +12%
Kia 4,671 33.2% 29.0% +14%
Peugeot 9,192 35.3% 37.1% −5%
Mitsubishi 1,963 35.3% 32.5% +9%
MG 220 35.5% 35.0% +1%
Vauxhall 22,408 36.0% 36.2% −0%
DS 931 36.7% 32.4% +14%
Citroen 5,240 37.1% 37.6% −1%
FIAT 4,890 37.5% 33.7% +11%
Alfa Romeo 319 38.6% 34.9% +11%
Renault 8,226 42.1% 43.2% −2%
Chrysler 343 42.6% 42.4% +0%
SAAB 800 42.8% 40.7% +5%
Daihatsu 146 46.6% 37.3% +25%
Chevrolet 640 47.0% 43.9% +7%
Rover 201 47.8% 45.4% +5%

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Comments

as960    on 24 August 2012

KA post codes cover Ayr, Prestwick, Troon, and Irvine as well as Kilmarnock... Any more detailed breakdown? (I'm in KA7, Ayr).

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