MoT Data for Kirkwall

Kirkwall suffers a higher than average number of brake failures – 44% higher in fact – but besides that it’s a mixture of green and red numbers for the tables below. This is unusual for Scotland, where pass rates are typically poorer than those in England.

The best performing brand is BMW, followed by Toyota and Suzuki. Bottom of the table is Volvo, Rover and Renault.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 11.2% 9.6% +17%
Brakes 11.0% 7.7% +43%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 9.7% 11.9% −19%
Tyres 6.3% 5.8% +9%
Body, chassis, structure 4.7% 4.1% +15%
Noise, emissions and leaks 4.2% 3.6% +19%
Visibility 4.1% 5.3% −24%
Steering 2.6% 1.9% +37%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.2% 1.3% −10%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 1,658 12.1% 12.8% −6%
2015 1,775 14.1% 15.6% −9%
2014 1,894 18.2% 19.2% −5%
2013 1,723 22.3% 23.1% −4%
2012 1,563 27.3% 26.9% +1%
2011 1,357 30.8% 30.2% +2%
2010 1,370 34.5% 34.4% +0%
2009 1,387 40.6% 37.0% +10%
2008 1,352 40.2% 40.4% −0%
2007 1,484 46.2% 42.1% +10%
2006 1,254 46.1% 44.1% +4%
2005 1,049 49.6% 46.0% +8%
2004 879 50.7% 47.6% +7%
2003 587 43.8% 47.9% −9%
2002 449 44.3% 48.1% −8%
2001 269 46.8% 47.6% −2%
2000 147 39.5% 46.4% −15%
1999 98 43.9% 44.9% −2%
1998 75 28.0% 42.5% −34%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Dacia 162 19.8% 23.3% −15%
Jaguar 153 24.2% 28.2% −14%
BMW 610 24.4% 25.1% −3%
Audi 1,032 24.8% 24.0% +3%
Mazda 357 26.3% 30.4% −13%
Skoda 607 27.3% 25.9% +6%
Nissan 1,042 29.3% 31.3% −6%
Honda 622 29.4% 30.7% −4%
Peugeot 1,805 29.5% 37.1% −20%
Toyota 1,135 29.7% 29.3% +1%
Hyundai 426 29.8% 28.0% +6%
MINI 269 30.5% 27.2% +12%
Isuzu 147 30.6% 42.3% −28%
Volvo 413 31.0% 32.6% −5%
Mercedes-Benz 312 31.7% 29.1% +9%
Ford 4,625 31.7% 33.5% −5%
FIAT 635 31.8% 33.7% −6%
Kia 438 32.0% 29.0% +10%
SEAT 387 32.0% 31.1% +3%
Land Rover 757 33.2% 28.1% +18%
Volkswagen 2,834 34.1% 31.7% +8%
Suzuki 334 34.1% 30.5% +12%
Mitsubishi 525 34.5% 32.5% +6%
Citroen 936 36.6% 37.6% −3%
Vauxhall 3,649 37.4% 36.2% +3%
Renault 1,334 40.7% 43.2% −6%

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