On average, 36.5% of cars will fail their MoT test in Edinburgh, 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 4.6% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 44.6%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Rover, Renault and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Ferrari, Aston Martin and Bentley.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 16.1% 12.1% +33%
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.7% 16.7% −6%
Brakes 13.5% 9.0% +49%
Tyres 7.5% 7.2% +5%
Driver's view of the road 6.3% 6.2% +2%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.6% 3.6% +27%
Steering 3.0% 2.3% +30%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.4% 1.6% −16%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.2% 1.1% +10%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 188 6.4% 11.6% −45%
2015 1,466 10.9% 13.2% −17%
2014 32,609 16.1% 14.3% +13%
2013 28,534 19.8% 16.9% +17%
2012 23,371 24.8% 20.9% +19%
2011 20,804 29.1% 24.6% +18%
2010 20,507 35.3% 29.2% +21%
2009 19,463 39.4% 32.8% +20%
2008 18,430 43.7% 37.0% +18%
2007 19,851 46.5% 39.6% +18%
2006 17,312 50.3% 42.2% +19%
2005 15,106 52.1% 45.0% +16%
2004 13,518 54.2% 47.4% +14%
2003 10,630 54.7% 48.6% +13%
2002 7,995 55.4% 49.6% +12%
2001 5,012 54.3% 49.6% +9%
2000 2,957 53.3% 49.2% +8%
1999 1,853 50.0% 48.8% +2%
1998 1,084 50.2% 46.8% +7%
1997 785 46.8% 45.5% +3%
1996 515 47.0% 44.2% +6%
1995 375 38.1% 42.3% −10%
1994 305 35.1% 41.0% −14%
1993 228 42.5% 40.5% +5%
1992 207 35.7% 39.1% −8%
1991 226 42.9% 38.9% +10%
1990 214 35.5% 37.1% −4%
1989 154 34.4% 35.2% −2%
1988 118 36.4% 35.0% +4%
1987 70 25.7% 34.4% −25%
1986 87 31.0% 34.0% −9%
1985 73 38.4% 33.9% +13%
1983 52 28.8% 32.7% −12%
1980 55 21.8% 29.2% −25%
1971 211 26.5% 24.9% +7%
1970 57 21.1% 23.8% −12%
1969 51 33.3% 24.8% +34%
1968 55 23.6% 23.4% +1%
1967 56 17.9% 23.4% −24%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 162 12.3% 13.2% −7%
Aston Martin 327 13.1% 14.2% −7%
Ferrari 164 14.0% 11.4% +23%
MINI 1,553 15.7% 29.3% −46%
Lexus 1,214 18.6% 23.4% −21%
Dacia 782 20.8% 20.3% +3%
Porsche 1,118 22.1% 19.3% +15%
Audi 11,866 25.2% 25.5% −1%
Triumph 111 27.0% 29.9% −10%
BMW 10,365 28.3% 26.9% +6%
Hyundai 8,027 29.6% 29.4% +0%
Isuzu 244 29.9% 43.9% −32%
Skoda 6,975 30.1% 28.3% +6%
Land Rover 6,393 31.3% 31.0% +1%
smart 130 31.5% 30.4% +4%
Subaru 1,340 31.9% 32.8% −3%
SEAT 4,580 32.3% 32.6% −1%
Jeep 371 33.4% 36.0% −7%
Kia 6,416 34.1% 30.7% +11%
Toyota 12,842 34.7% 30.1% +15%
Honda 12,660 34.8% 31.1% +12%
Lotus 210 35.7% 20.4% +75%
Mercedes-Benz 6,787 35.9% 30.4% +18%
Mazda 5,917 36.7% 32.2% +14%
Nissan 14,852 36.9% 33.3% +11%
Jaguar 2,119 37.0% 31.3% +18%
Volkswagen 29,267 37.1% 33.1% +12%
Suzuki 4,077 37.2% 32.4% +15%
Ford 41,833 38.2% 35.2% +9%
Mitsubishi 2,254 39.4% 36.4% +8%
Volvo 4,883 39.4% 35.1% +12%
FIAT 8,909 39.4% 36.8% +7%
Citroen 11,663 40.6% 40.6% −0%
Peugeot 14,479 41.1% 40.4% +2%
Vauxhall 37,382 41.7% 39.0% +7%
Alfa Romeo 1,026 41.8% 36.8% +14%
Chrysler 449 41.9% 41.8% +0%
Talbot 106 43.4% 46.8% −7%
MG 520 44.8% 41.7% +7%
Chevrolet 1,451 45.1% 40.5% +11%
LTI 567 46.9% 37.1% +27%
Daihatsu 174 47.1% 36.1% +30%
SAAB 1,908 48.8% 40.6% +20%
Rover 626 50.0% 47.0% +6%
Renault 13,264 50.0% 47.4% +6%
Daewoo 110 63.6% 55.6% +14%
 

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