Renault Megane MOT Results

Registered in 2008
48.2% pass rate
from 14,380 tests in 2020
(29% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Renault Megane is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (85% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 11% fail on Headlamps (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 10% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.028% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
    • 9.8% fail on Stop lamp (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0070% fail on Switch
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (14% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters (66% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.53% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.31% fail on Battery(ies) (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Electrical wiring (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.49% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
      • 0.0070% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0070% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.049% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0070% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0070% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0070% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 18% fail on Suspension (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.86% fail on Ball joint dust cover (79% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.1% fail on Springs
      • 5.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.1% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.042% fail on Mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Linkage ball joints (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Linkage (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0070% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.0070% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Shock absorbers (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Other suspension component (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.17% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.076% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Sub-frame (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0070% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.056% fail on Axles
      • 0.049% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.0070% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.056% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.035% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (90% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 12% fail on Brakes (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (85% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Brake drums
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.097% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.056% fail on Cable
        • 0.035% fail on Lever
        • 0.0070% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.042% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0070% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.0070% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.70% fail on Parking brake performance (24% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt (23% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance (31% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0070% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0070% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0070% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0070% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0070% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.67% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0070% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0070% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.75% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.74% fail on Anti-lock braking system (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electronic stability control (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.49% fail on Lever
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems (86% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Servos
      • 0.0070% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Pedal
      • 0.063% fail on Hand lever (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.090% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0070% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0070% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0070% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0070% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0070% fail on Other components
  • 12% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Drag link end (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Other components (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Steering linkage (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Steering component (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.014% fail on Intermediate drop arm (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Steering box
    • 1.1% fail on Steering play (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Power steering
      • 0.042% fail on Other components
      • 0.035% fail on Operation
    • 0.035% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.014% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0070% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.0070% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0070% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0070% fail on Steering column
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres (15% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (13% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 6.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Indirect vision devices (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.083% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.3% fail on Transmission (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Drive shafts (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Joints (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0070% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.083% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.083% fail on Joints
      • 0.0070% fail on Belts
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (44% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Bumpers (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Doors (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.083% fail on Door condition
        • 0.014% fail on Catch
        • 0.014% fail on Hinge (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Front passenger's door (73% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Door condition (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Catch
      • 0.021% fail on Driver's door (75% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0070% fail on Door condition
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
      • 0.035% fail on Panel
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Engine mounting condition (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Bracket
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.083% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.035% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.097% fail on Fuel system (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Pipe
      • 0.035% fail on Tank
      • 0.014% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Hose
    • 0.049% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.035% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.014% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.028% fail on Integral vehicle structure (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0070% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.0070% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.021% fail on Chassis
      • 0.021% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.014% fail on Passenger compartment (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0070% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0070% fail on Load security
      • 0.0070% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0070% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0070% fail on Floor
  • 2.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
      • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
      • 0.028% fail on Requirements
    • 0.15% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Spark ignition (67% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Catalyst emissions (74% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested (69% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.021% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.76% fail on Compression ignition (57% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (41% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (46% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0070% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0070% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.0070% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0070% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.24% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0070% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0070% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.070% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.035% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.035% fail on Undertray
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Condition (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment (46% better than other 2008 cars)

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