On average, 43.2% of cars will fail their MoT test in Dundee, which puts the region above the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Suspension, Brakes and Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, while 6.3% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 34.1%. 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 21.0% 12.1% +74%
Brakes 18.4% 9.0% +104%
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 17.7% 16.7% +6%
Tyres 9.2% 7.2% +28%
Driver's view of the road 7.8% 6.2% +25%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 6.3% 3.6% +75%
Steering 4.6% 2.3% +100%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.9% 1.6% +18%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.6% 1.1% +38%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 67 10.4% 11.6% −10%
2015 515 14.4% 13.2% +9%
2014 11,365 16.9% 14.3% +19%
2013 9,032 22.2% 16.9% +31%
2012 7,414 29.5% 20.9% +41%
2011 6,467 34.5% 24.6% +40%
2010 6,577 42.4% 29.2% +45%
2009 6,187 46.5% 32.8% +42%
2008 5,844 54.2% 37.0% +47%
2007 6,296 57.3% 39.6% +45%
2006 5,649 61.1% 42.2% +45%
2005 4,850 64.5% 45.0% +43%
2004 4,183 65.8% 47.4% +39%
2003 3,416 64.6% 48.6% +33%
2002 2,526 65.9% 49.6% +33%
2001 1,440 65.8% 49.6% +32%
2000 854 60.9% 49.2% +24%
1999 556 61.7% 48.8% +26%
1998 341 51.6% 46.8% +10%
1997 207 57.0% 45.5% +25%
1996 143 54.5% 44.2% +23%
1995 133 56.4% 42.3% +33%
1994 101 49.5% 41.0% +21%
1993 77 48.1% 40.5% +19%
1992 82 50.0% 39.1% +28%
1991 82 46.3% 38.9% +19%
1990 74 36.5% 37.1% −2%
1989 55 41.8% 35.2% +19%
1971 63 38.1% 24.9% +53%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Dacia 517 22.1% 20.3% +9%
MINI 431 26.2% 29.3% −10%
Porsche 196 27.6% 19.3% +43%
Audi 4,169 30.1% 25.5% +18%
Lexus 153 33.3% 23.4% +42%
BMW 2,960 34.4% 26.9% +28%
Kia 3,115 35.7% 30.7% +16%
Skoda 1,867 37.2% 28.3% +32%
SEAT 1,103 37.4% 32.6% +15%
Hyundai 2,408 38.0% 29.4% +29%
Honda 3,852 39.4% 31.1% +26%
Mazda 1,964 39.5% 32.2% +22%
Volkswagen 8,202 40.0% 33.1% +21%
Chrysler 237 40.9% 41.8% −2%
Nissan 4,720 41.6% 33.3% +25%
Toyota 3,416 42.4% 30.1% +41%
Jaguar 681 42.4% 31.3% +36%
Volvo 1,809 42.7% 35.1% +22%
Mercedes-Benz 1,874 42.9% 30.4% +41%
Suzuki 997 43.7% 32.4% +35%
Subaru 391 44.0% 32.8% +34%
MG 197 44.7% 41.7% +7%
Land Rover 1,731 44.8% 31.0% +44%
Alfa Romeo 249 45.4% 36.8% +23%
Daihatsu 123 46.3% 36.1% +28%
Ford 13,656 46.7% 35.2% +33%
FIAT 3,239 47.2% 36.8% +28%
Jeep 139 47.5% 36.0% +32%
Mitsubishi 911 49.2% 36.4% +35%
Vauxhall 13,685 49.8% 39.0% +28%
Isuzu 130 50.0% 43.9% +14%
Peugeot 4,135 50.4% 40.4% +25%
Chevrolet 490 51.2% 40.5% +26%
Citroen 3,671 52.2% 40.6% +29%
SAAB 357 55.5% 40.6% +37%
Renault 6,312 57.4% 47.4% +21%
Rover 222 59.9% 47.0% +27%
 

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