Renault Megane MOT Results

Registered in 2012
59.9% pass rate
from 10,895 tests in 2020
(52% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Renault Megane is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (94% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps (71% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (77% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.037% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0092% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp (44% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.71% fail on Direction indicators (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Flashing type (47% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on Individual direction indicators (69% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.67% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.21% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.21% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.13% fail on Horn
      • 0.0092% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0092% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.055% fail on Daytime running lamps (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0092% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0092% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 12% fail on Suspension (85% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Springs (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Coil spring (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (21% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint dust cover (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.67% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component (95% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0092% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0092% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0092% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.037% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0092% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0092% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (69% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (59% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (58% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Cable
        • 0.028% fail on Lever
        • 0.0092% fail on Rod
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance (88% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0092% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0092% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0092% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0092% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.73% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.0092% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.39% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (81% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt
          • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.083% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.28% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-lock braking system (86% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake fluid (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0092% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.12% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.064% fail on Pedal
      • 0.037% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.073% fail on Parking brake control (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Lever (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.046% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.028% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0092% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0092% fail on Other components
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (26% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0092% fail on Window
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.073% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Transmission (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Drive shafts (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Joints (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0092% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Belts
    • 0.16% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.046% fail on Door condition
    • 0.14% fail on Exhaust system (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.073% fail on Other body component
      • 0.037% fail on Panel
    • 0.073% fail on Undertray (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Fuel system (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0092% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0092% fail on System
    • 0.037% fail on Seats
      • 0.028% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.0092% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.018% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.018% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.018% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0092% fail on Load security
      • 0.0092% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0092% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0092% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.2% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0092% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0092% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.073% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.064% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0092% fail on Operation
    • 0.037% fail on Steering play
      • 0.037% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0092% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0092% fail on Rams
    • 0.0092% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0092% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0092% fail on Universal joint
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (58% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (72% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0092% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.84% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.73% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0092% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0092% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0092% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.046% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0092% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.018% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0092% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.0092% fail on Undertray
  • 0.59% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0092% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0092% fail on Attachment
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment
    • 0.073% fail on Condition
  • 0.32% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.0092% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0092% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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