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 17.9% 9.6% +87%
Brakes 15.0% 7.7% +95%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 12.0% 11.9% +0%
Tyres 7.0% 5.8% +21%
Body, chassis, structure 6.8% 4.1% +64%
Visibility 6.2% 5.3% +17%
Noise, emissions and leaks 5.1% 3.6% +43%
Steering 3.8% 1.9% +96%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.7% 1.3% +29%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 59 16.9% 8.2% +107%
2017 590 12.4% 10.2% +21%
2016 16,501 13.8% 12.8% +8%
2015 16,574 19.1% 15.6% +22%
2014 15,540 25.4% 19.2% +32%
2013 14,407 32.4% 23.1% +40%
2012 11,828 38.4% 26.9% +43%
2011 10,300 43.3% 30.2% +44%
2010 10,130 48.7% 34.4% +42%
2009 9,795 51.8% 37.0% +40%
2008 8,999 55.7% 40.4% +38%
2007 9,264 57.6% 42.1% +37%
2006 7,731 61.0% 44.1% +38%
2005 6,239 62.8% 46.0% +37%
2004 5,035 63.5% 47.6% +33%
2003 3,763 63.7% 47.9% +33%
2002 2,534 63.0% 48.1% +31%
2001 1,443 61.5% 47.6% +29%
2000 799 57.4% 46.4% +24%
1999 529 56.5% 44.9% +26%
1998 378 52.4% 42.5% +23%
1997 282 53.9% 41.2% +31%
1996 231 54.1% 39.9% +36%
1995 167 42.5% 38.5% +10%
1994 128 48.4% 37.4% +30%
1993 88 39.8% 36.8% +8%
1992 100 42.0% 35.9% +17%
1991 136 37.5% 35.0% +7%
1990 114 43.0% 33.1% +30%
1989 98 44.9% 32.0% +40%
1988 59 44.1% 32.0% +38%
1971 52 23.1% 22.4% +3%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 311 26.4% 16.9% +56%
Dacia 867 30.1% 23.3% +29%
Audi 7,244 31.6% 24.0% +31%
BMW 6,344 31.7% 25.1% +27%
Skoda 3,539 33.6% 25.9% +30%
Kia 6,617 33.9% 29.0% +17%
Jeep 297 34.0% 28.1% +21%
MINI 2,954 34.1% 27.2% +25%
Lexus 291 35.7% 21.7% +64%
Land Rover 3,640 35.8% 28.1% +27%
Subaru 626 36.1% 30.0% +20%
SEAT 3,106 36.9% 31.1% +18%
Suzuki 2,428 37.2% 30.5% +22%
Mazda 3,833 37.4% 30.4% +23%
Hyundai 3,513 38.5% 28.0% +37%
Honda 6,730 38.7% 30.7% +26%
Toyota 5,597 39.1% 29.3% +34%
Volkswagen 15,075 39.2% 31.7% +24%
Nissan 6,423 39.5% 31.3% +26%
Jaguar 1,091 40.1% 28.2% +42%
Mitsubishi 1,853 41.7% 32.5% +29%
Ford 26,936 42.9% 33.5% +28%
Volvo 2,598 42.9% 32.6% +32%
Isuzu 207 43.0% 42.3% +2%
Peugeot 9,072 44.1% 37.1% +19%
FIAT 5,549 44.5% 33.7% +32%
DS 776 44.6% 32.4% +38%
Alfa Romeo 327 44.6% 34.9% +28%
Mercedes-Benz 2,837 45.3% 29.1% +56%
Vauxhall 27,021 45.5% 36.2% +26%
MG 221 48.4% 35.0% +38%
Citroen 4,356 49.5% 37.6% +32%
Rover 177 50.8% 45.4% +12%
SAAB 636 51.7% 40.7% +27%
Chrysler 209 54.5% 42.4% +29%
Chevrolet 794 54.7% 43.9% +24%
Renault 7,822 55.9% 43.2% +30%

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