Mot Data for Kirkcaldy

The tables for Kirkcaldy (KY) areas are filled completely with red numbers. No matter make or year a car is, it has a higher than average failure rate when tested in a KY area than in the average UK town.

Even Porsches, which have the highest pass rate in KY, are have a rate 49% lower than their national average. Failure rates for steering are 88% higher in Kirkcaldy than in the average UK town and failure rates for brakes 95% higher than average. Suspension and lighting failure rates are also higher.

The cause for these poor results is probably the climate and terrain. Kikcaldy is next to the North Sea and so the harsh sea air can cause problems, as do rougher roads and the higher mileages owners need to cover to get around a more rural area. Nearby Dundee is worse still, scoring the lowest overall pass rate in the whole of the UK. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 17.0% 9.6% +78%
Brakes 14.3% 7.7% +85%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 9.6% 11.9% −19%
Tyres 6.7% 5.8% +15%
Body, chassis, structure 6.4% 4.1% +55%
Visibility 5.9% 5.3% +11%
Noise, emissions and leaks 4.5% 3.6% +26%
Steering 3.2% 1.9% +63%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.4% 1.3% +13%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 574 9.6% 9.6% −0%
2017 14,733 13.7% 10.0% +37%
2016 16,745 19.3% 14.9% +30%
2015 16,077 25.1% 18.1% +39%
2014 14,862 30.6% 21.5% +42%
2013 13,423 36.4% 25.3% +44%
2012 10,772 42.1% 28.7% +47%
2011 9,412 46.8% 31.8% +47%
2010 9,136 50.8% 35.5% +43%
2009 8,853 54.9% 37.8% +45%
2008 7,726 57.7% 40.6% +42%
2007 7,617 59.4% 41.9% +42%
2006 5,909 60.2% 43.7% +38%
2005 4,632 62.2% 45.0% +38%
2004 3,556 60.9% 46.2% +32%
2003 2,590 60.3% 46.1% +31%
2002 1,693 59.6% 46.2% +29%
2001 964 61.3% 45.3% +35%
2000 586 57.0% 43.9% +30%
1999 402 52.5% 42.3% +24%
1998 281 54.1% 40.1% +35%
1997 207 51.2% 38.6% +33%
1996 161 46.6% 37.6% +24%
1995 111 40.5% 36.0% +13%
1994 109 46.8% 35.1% +33%
1993 77 36.4% 35.3% +3%
1992 80 48.8% 34.3% +42%
1991 107 33.6% 33.9% −1%
1990 81 38.3% 32.2% +19%
1989 63 36.5% 31.3% +17%
1988 53 35.8% 30.7% +17%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 309 23.0% 14.8% +55%
BMW 6,577 30.2% 23.1% +31%
Jeep 329 31.3% 25.9% +21%
MINI 3,138 32.4% 25.8% +25%
Audi 7,640 32.4% 22.0% +47%
Kia 7,011 32.9% 27.0% +22%
Skoda 3,666 33.6% 23.8% +41%
Lexus 310 33.9% 19.2% +76%
Mitsubishi 1,873 34.8% 30.4% +14%
Isuzu 207 34.8% 41.1% −15%
Suzuki 2,444 34.8% 28.2% +24%
Dacia 1,064 35.2% 24.0% +47%
SEAT 3,207 35.3% 28.0% +26%
Land Rover 3,412 35.8% 25.6% +40%
Mazda 3,647 36.7% 28.6% +28%
Honda 6,383 36.7% 28.9% +27%
Volkswagen 15,059 37.1% 29.4% +26%
Jaguar 1,108 37.5% 25.0% +50%
Toyota 5,416 37.5% 27.8% +35%
Nissan 6,780 37.7% 29.1% +29%
Hyundai 3,732 37.8% 26.4% +43%
Subaru 584 38.5% 28.7% +34%
MG 179 39.7% 30.9% +28%
Ford 26,923 41.6% 31.6% +32%
Volvo 2,560 42.3% 29.8% +42%
FIAT 5,140 44.0% 32.0% +38%
Mercedes-Benz 2,715 44.4% 26.2% +69%
Peugeot 8,439 44.6% 34.8% +28%
Vauxhall 25,390 45.1% 34.0% +33%
Alfa Romeo 284 46.1% 33.1% +39%
Citroen 4,312 47.9% 35.4% +35%
DS 770 48.6% 33.8% +44%
SAAB 484 50.4% 39.3% +28%
Renault 7,321 52.4% 39.6% +32%
Chrysler 177 58.2% 41.2% +41%
Chevrolet 637 58.7% 45.0% +31%
Rover 122 63.9% 43.1% +48%

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