On average, 39.8% of cars will fail their MoT test in Aberdeen, which puts the region above the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Suspension, Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment and Brakes, while 4.9% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 37.5%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are SAAB, Renault and Rover. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Porsche, MINI and Dacia.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 17.5% 12.1% +45%
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 16.0% 16.7% −4%
Brakes 15.4% 9.0% +71%
Tyres 6.8% 7.2% −6%
Driver's view of the road 6.6% 6.2% +6%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.9% 3.6% +37%
Steering 3.2% 2.3% +40%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.6% 1.6% −4%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.2% 1.1% +6%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 69 14.5% 11.6% +25%
2015 757 16.4% 13.2% +24%
2014 22,336 17.5% 14.3% +23%
2013 19,803 22.2% 16.9% +31%
2012 16,224 28.6% 20.9% +37%
2011 14,443 34.7% 24.6% +41%
2010 13,254 40.2% 29.2% +38%
2009 11,921 45.6% 32.8% +39%
2008 11,037 50.6% 37.0% +37%
2007 11,473 53.1% 39.6% +34%
2006 9,679 56.3% 42.2% +34%
2005 8,241 58.9% 45.0% +31%
2004 7,002 60.8% 47.4% +28%
2003 5,483 60.7% 48.6% +25%
2002 3,899 62.5% 49.6% +26%
2001 2,366 59.2% 49.6% +19%
2000 1,379 58.4% 49.2% +19%
1999 873 55.3% 48.8% +13%
1998 613 53.0% 46.8% +13%
1997 406 50.2% 45.5% +11%
1996 316 43.7% 44.2% −1%
1995 222 49.1% 42.3% +16%
1994 219 45.2% 41.0% +10%
1993 169 47.9% 40.5% +18%
1992 150 41.3% 39.1% +6%
1991 168 41.7% 38.9% +7%
1990 135 43.0% 37.1% +16%
1989 113 33.6% 35.2% −4%
1988 80 43.8% 35.0% +25%
1987 80 41.3% 34.4% +20%
1986 67 40.3% 34.0% +18%
1983 57 42.1% 32.7% +29%
1971 129 36.4% 24.9% +46%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Dacia 485 20.2% 20.3% −0%
MINI 1,004 22.0% 29.3% −25%
Porsche 1,033 22.1% 19.3% +14%
Audi 12,520 28.5% 25.5% +12%
BMW 6,621 33.5% 26.9% +25%
Skoda 3,932 33.9% 28.3% +20%
Volkswagen 19,712 36.8% 33.1% +11%
Honda 7,199 36.9% 31.1% +18%
Lexus 470 37.4% 23.4% +60%
Hyundai 4,017 37.7% 29.4% +28%
Toyota 7,009 37.9% 30.1% +26%
SEAT 2,772 38.1% 32.6% +17%
Mercedes-Benz 3,985 38.1% 30.4% +25%
Nissan 6,293 39.7% 33.3% +19%
Land Rover 7,252 39.9% 31.0% +28%
Mazda 3,492 39.9% 32.2% +24%
Jaguar 1,481 40.9% 31.3% +31%
Jeep 319 41.1% 36.0% +14%
Kia 3,450 41.3% 30.7% +34%
FIAT 4,896 41.4% 36.8% +12%
Ford 30,329 41.7% 35.2% +19%
Suzuki 2,242 41.9% 32.4% +29%
Subaru 1,260 42.0% 32.8% +28%
Volvo 3,177 42.4% 35.1% +21%
MG 371 43.4% 41.7% +4%
Isuzu 341 44.3% 43.9% +1%
Mitsubishi 3,480 44.7% 36.4% +23%
Chrysler 251 45.4% 41.8% +9%
Peugeot 6,363 45.8% 40.4% +14%
Vauxhall 24,489 47.0% 39.0% +21%
Citroen 5,272 47.5% 40.6% +17%
Chevrolet 665 48.1% 40.5% +19%
Daihatsu 138 50.0% 36.1% +38%
Alfa Romeo 354 50.6% 36.8% +37%
SAAB 884 51.8% 40.6% +28%
Renault 7,577 56.1% 47.4% +18%
Rover 320 57.8% 47.0% +23%
 

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