Renault Megane MOT Results

Registered in 2004
40.8% pass rate
from 8,115 tests in 2020
(24% worse than other 2004 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Renault Megane is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Headlamps (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Headlamp (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.012% fail on Dipswitch
    • 8.3% fail on Stop lamp (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Position lamp (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators (48% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type (48% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.90% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.46% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.31% fail on Horn (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.049% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.049% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.012% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.012% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 24% fail on Suspension (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 13% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 10% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 9.7% fail on Springs (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 9.6% fail on Coil spring (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Mounting (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Leaf springs (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Spring saddle (29 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint dust cover (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (25% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.037% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.58% fail on Macpherson strut (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.14% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (92% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Sub-frame (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.012% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.049% fail on Axles
      • 0.025% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.012% fail on Axle
      • 0.012% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 21% fail on Brakes (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (61% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (89% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.049% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (62% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.074% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.062% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.025% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.94% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.41% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.23% fail on Cable
        • 0.099% fail on Lever
        • 0.062% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Pivot
        • 0.012% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 5.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Electronic stability control (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.75% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.75% fail on Lever (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic systems (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake fluid (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.27% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.025% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
      • 0.012% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.012% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (48% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Transmission (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Bearing housing
        • 0.012% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.012% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.18% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.18% fail on Joints
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Engine mounting (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Engine mounting condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Bracket
    • 0.35% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
        • 0.012% fail on Catch
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.062% fail on Door condition
        • 0.037% fail on Hinge (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Pillar
      • 0.086% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.086% fail on Door condition
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.062% fail on Tank
      • 0.049% fail on Pipe
      • 0.012% fail on Hose
    • 0.27% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.21% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Panel
      • 0.074% fail on Other body component
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.025% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.16% fail on Undertray (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Boot lid (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Boot lid condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.025% fail on Strengthening plate (22 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Chassis (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Chassis condition (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Towbar
      • 0.012% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.012% fail on Load security
      • 0.012% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.012% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 13% fail on Visibility (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Washers (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on View to rear
      • 0.43% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
  • 12% fail on Steering (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Steering linkage components (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Other components
        • 0.037% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear (99% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack (94% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering play (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Operation
      • 0.012% fail on Rams
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
    • 0.086% fail on Steering lock (87 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.025% fail on Steering column
    • 0.025% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.012% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.012% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.012% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 9.6% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Tread depth (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
  • 6.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
      • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Requirements
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (25% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition (31% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (33% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (33% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested (50% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.062% fail on Catalytic converter (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.037% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.80% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.59% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.037% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.025% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.025% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.26% fail on Fluid leaks (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.025% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.025% fail on Undertray
  • 0.59% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment (58% better than other 2004 cars)

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