MoT Data for Motherwell

Motherwell, like many Scottish areas, has a below average pass rate, but it’s not quite as low as Dundee, which is the worst in the UK. Some of the common failure items produced significantly higher than average failure rates in ML areas. One such item is suspension, which has the highest overall failure right – beating the usual lighting related problems.

Bentley, Porsche and Audi models have the highest pass rates, although the only maker on the top five with more than 1000 models tested was Audi. Bottom of the table is Renault, Chrysler and Daewoo.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 12.9% 9.6% +34%
Brakes 11.3% 7.7% +46%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 9.3% 11.9% −22%
Tyres 6.6% 5.8% +14%
Visibility 4.8% 5.3% −10%
Body, chassis, structure 4.7% 4.1% +13%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.1% 3.6% −14%
Steering 2.7% 1.9% +39%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 635 8.2% 10.2% −20%
2016 20,540 13.9% 12.8% +8%
2015 18,599 18.7% 15.6% +20%
2014 15,731 24.5% 19.2% +27%
2013 13,325 30.7% 23.1% +33%
2012 10,482 36.0% 26.9% +34%
2011 8,683 38.7% 30.2% +28%
2010 8,031 43.1% 34.4% +25%
2009 7,365 44.0% 37.0% +19%
2008 6,359 47.3% 40.4% +17%
2007 6,533 47.4% 42.1% +12%
2006 4,936 48.4% 44.1% +10%
2005 3,839 47.9% 46.0% +4%
2004 2,847 47.7% 47.6% +0%
2003 1,968 46.1% 47.9% −4%
2002 1,280 47.3% 48.1% −2%
2001 694 44.8% 47.6% −6%
2000 391 38.9% 46.4% −16%
1999 287 43.2% 44.9% −4%
1998 193 35.2% 42.5% −17%
1997 139 31.7% 41.2% −23%
1996 103 32.0% 39.9% −20%
1995 80 27.5% 38.5% −29%
1994 78 20.5% 37.4% −45%
1993 74 20.3% 36.8% −45%
1992 69 27.5% 35.9% −23%
1991 83 30.1% 35.0% −14%
1990 75 24.0% 33.1% −27%
1989 55 21.8% 32.0% −32%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 212 5.2% 12.4% −58%
Audi 7,961 21.3% 24.0% −12%
BMW 6,659 21.7% 25.1% −13%
Porsche 427 22.0% 16.9% +30%
MINI 2,775 22.6% 27.2% −17%
Skoda 2,795 24.4% 25.9% −6%
Land Rover 3,292 24.8% 28.1% −12%
Isuzu 157 24.8% 42.3% −41%
Subaru 331 26.6% 30.0% −11%
Mercedes-Benz 3,832 27.9% 29.1% −4%
Jeep 275 28.0% 28.1% −0%
Mitsubishi 1,395 28.4% 32.5% −13%
Lexus 269 28.6% 21.7% +32%
Volkswagen 11,129 29.0% 31.7% −8%
Dacia 1,412 29.2% 23.3% +25%
Hyundai 4,422 29.5% 28.0% +5%
MG 185 29.7% 35.0% −15%
Mazda 2,938 30.2% 30.4% −1%
Volvo 1,817 31.9% 32.6% −2%
Nissan 6,146 32.0% 31.3% +2%
Honda 4,521 32.1% 30.7% +5%
Jaguar 1,187 32.2% 28.2% +14%
Ford 23,484 32.2% 33.5% −4%
Kia 3,945 32.2% 29.0% +11%
Toyota 3,371 33.9% 29.3% +16%
Suzuki 2,028 34.4% 30.5% +13%
DS 806 34.6% 32.4% +7%
SEAT 2,040 34.7% 31.1% +11%
Alfa Romeo 249 36.1% 34.9% +4%
Vauxhall 24,166 36.2% 36.2% +0%
Peugeot 7,401 36.6% 37.1% −1%
FIAT 3,869 37.2% 33.7% +10%
Citroen 4,134 39.7% 37.6% +6%
SAAB 482 41.1% 40.7% +1%
Renault 9,165 41.6% 43.2% −4%
Chrysler 181 49.2% 42.4% +16%
Chevrolet 760 49.2% 43.9% +12%
Rover 139 50.4% 45.4% +11%

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