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% +35%
Brakes 11.6% 7.7% +51%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 7.4% 11.9% −38%
Tyres 6.4% 5.8% +11%
Visibility 4.7% 5.3% −13%
Body, chassis, structure 4.4% 4.1% +7%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.1% 3.6% −12%
Steering 2.3% 1.9% +18%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 558 5.7% 9.6% −40%
2017 18,426 14.0% 10.0% +39%
2016 18,608 18.9% 14.9% +27%
2015 16,935 24.1% 18.1% +33%
2014 14,212 29.5% 21.5% +37%
2013 11,773 35.0% 25.3% +38%
2012 9,201 38.1% 28.7% +33%
2011 7,509 42.2% 31.8% +33%
2010 6,930 44.8% 35.5% +26%
2009 6,375 46.3% 37.8% +22%
2008 5,292 47.0% 40.6% +16%
2007 5,166 48.1% 41.9% +15%
2006 3,841 47.6% 43.7% +9%
2005 2,838 47.3% 45.0% +5%
2004 1,921 46.5% 46.2% +1%
2003 1,312 45.6% 46.1% −1%
2002 875 43.0% 46.2% −7%
2001 465 42.4% 45.3% −6%
2000 271 35.4% 43.9% −19%
1999 178 35.4% 42.3% −16%
1998 133 33.1% 40.1% −18%
1997 107 22.4% 38.6% −42%
1996 90 16.7% 37.6% −56%
1995 73 23.3% 36.0% −35%
1994 57 35.1% 35.1% +0%
1993 65 20.0% 35.3% −43%
1991 74 27.0% 33.9% −20%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 182 1.1% 10.6% −90%
Infiniti 126 10.3% 11.3% −8%
Maserati 101 17.8% 17.0% +5%
BMW 6,733 20.6% 23.1% −11%
Porsche 411 20.7% 14.8% +40%
Audi 8,514 21.4% 22.0% −3%
Lexus 275 21.5% 19.2% +12%
Jeep 264 22.7% 25.9% −12%
MINI 3,060 23.6% 25.8% −9%
Land Rover 3,381 24.0% 25.6% −6%
Skoda 2,998 24.1% 23.8% +1%
Isuzu 170 24.7% 41.1% −40%
Mercedes-Benz 4,013 27.6% 26.2% +5%
Mitsubishi 1,434 27.6% 30.4% −9%
Mazda 2,682 28.2% 28.6% −2%
Subaru 276 28.6% 28.7% −0%
SEAT 2,037 29.7% 28.0% +6%
Volkswagen 11,115 29.9% 29.4% +2%
Jaguar 1,223 30.3% 25.0% +21%
Hyundai 4,721 30.5% 26.4% +15%
Honda 4,289 31.4% 28.9% +9%
Nissan 6,573 31.6% 29.1% +8%
MG 166 31.9% 30.9% +3%
Toyota 3,389 32.0% 27.8% +15%
Volvo 1,771 32.0% 29.8% +7%
Ford 23,180 32.0% 31.6% +1%
Kia 4,317 32.0% 27.0% +19%
Dacia 1,717 32.8% 24.0% +37%
Suzuki 2,039 33.3% 28.2% +18%
Vauxhall 22,904 36.8% 34.0% +8%
FIAT 3,598 36.8% 32.0% +15%
Peugeot 7,207 37.7% 34.8% +8%
Citroen 4,239 38.0% 35.4% +7%
Renault 8,760 39.7% 39.6% +0%
Alfa Romeo 221 40.7% 33.1% +23%
DS 798 41.2% 33.8% +22%
SAAB 375 42.7% 39.3% +9%
Chrysler 164 50.0% 41.2% +21%
Chevrolet 607 57.0% 45.0% +27%

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