The MoT Files: Bottom 50 MoT performers
Our MoT data reveals a lot of information about the specifics of common MoT failure causes, whether simple bulb failures or more complex and dangerous problems, like worn out brakes or excessive rust. But what are the UK’s worst overall cars for the Mot?
We list the 50 models that have the lowest overall pass rates in the country. We’ve put a filter on so only models of which more than 5000 were tested appear, to filter out rare cars or particularly old models.
Renault’s small hatchback has been on sale since the early 1990s in some form or another, and regardless of model year it consistently comes in with a lower than average pass rate compared to other vehicles of the same age, with the usual lighting, suspension and brake problems causing the most failures.