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 11.3% 9.6% +19%
Brakes 10.6% 7.7% +38%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 7.9% 11.9% −34%
Tyres 5.2% 5.8% −11%
Body, chassis, structure 4.2% 4.1% +2%
Visibility 3.8% 5.3% −29%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.7% 3.6% +3%
Steering 1.9% 1.9% +0%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.0% 1.3% −22%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 1,503 10.8% 10.0% +8%
2016 1,847 14.6% 14.9% −2%
2015 1,893 17.1% 18.1% −6%
2014 1,928 21.3% 21.5% −1%
2013 1,652 26.7% 25.3% +5%
2012 1,493 28.4% 28.7% −1%
2011 1,246 32.7% 31.8% +3%
2010 1,289 35.4% 35.5% −0%
2009 1,216 41.0% 37.8% +9%
2008 1,176 45.1% 40.6% +11%
2007 1,208 43.2% 41.9% +3%
2006 1,020 45.3% 43.7% +4%
2005 783 44.1% 45.0% −2%
2004 616 45.8% 46.2% −1%
2003 391 45.0% 46.1% −2%
2002 292 40.4% 46.2% −13%
2001 177 44.6% 45.3% −1%
2000 96 39.6% 43.9% −10%
1999 69 37.7% 42.3% −11%
1998 51 29.4% 40.1% −27%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Jaguar 138 22.5% 25.0% −10%
Audi 1,049 22.8% 22.0% +4%
BMW 642 22.9% 23.1% −1%
Skoda 640 24.8% 23.8% +4%
Toyota 1,045 25.2% 27.8% −9%
Mazda 333 26.4% 28.6% −8%
Hyundai 438 26.5% 26.4% +0%
Honda 573 26.7% 28.9% −8%
MINI 284 28.5% 25.8% +10%
Dacia 224 28.6% 24.0% +19%
Volkswagen 2,802 28.9% 29.4% −2%
SEAT 363 29.2% 28.0% +4%
Peugeot 1,731 29.2% 34.8% −16%
Mercedes-Benz 328 29.3% 26.2% +12%
Nissan 1,098 29.3% 29.1% +1%
Ford 4,559 30.2% 31.6% −4%
Volvo 438 30.8% 29.8% +3%
Kia 441 31.1% 27.0% +15%
Mitsubishi 499 31.5% 30.4% +4%
Land Rover 731 31.5% 25.6% +23%
Isuzu 162 31.5% 41.1% −23%
FIAT 614 32.4% 32.0% +1%
Suzuki 332 34.3% 28.2% +22%
Citroen 869 35.0% 35.4% −1%
Vauxhall 3,452 36.0% 34.0% +6%
Renault 1,280 41.0% 39.6% +4%

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