On average, 37.5% of cars will fail their MoT test in Falkirk and Stirling, 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 4.4% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2003 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 41.1%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Chevrolet, Renault and Rover. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Dacia, Porsche and MINI.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 16.5% 12.1% +36%
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.4% 16.7% −8%
Brakes 12.7% 9.0% +41%
Driver's view of the road 6.7% 6.2% +8%
Tyres 6.6% 7.2% −7%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.4% 3.6% +21%
Steering 3.2% 2.3% +40%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.5% 1.6% −10%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.1% 1.1% −3%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 62 9.7% 11.6% −16%
2015 581 12.9% 13.2% −2%
2014 13,318 15.2% 14.3% +7%
2013 10,600 20.6% 16.9% +22%
2012 8,840 26.6% 20.9% +27%
2011 7,593 32.3% 24.6% +31%
2010 7,299 38.1% 29.2% +30%
2009 6,424 43.4% 32.8% +32%
2008 5,984 49.1% 37.0% +33%
2007 6,102 50.7% 39.6% +28%
2006 5,252 55.1% 42.2% +31%
2005 4,577 55.6% 45.0% +23%
2004 3,974 57.8% 47.4% +22%
2003 3,145 58.9% 48.6% +21%
2002 2,328 58.4% 49.6% +18%
2001 1,453 57.9% 49.6% +17%
2000 815 57.1% 49.2% +16%
1999 496 54.6% 48.8% +12%
1998 314 54.5% 46.8% +16%
1997 247 51.0% 45.5% +12%
1996 162 49.4% 44.2% +12%
1995 126 38.9% 42.3% −8%
1994 94 42.6% 41.0% +4%
1993 90 54.4% 40.5% +34%
1992 59 33.9% 39.1% −13%
1991 66 45.5% 38.9% +17%
1990 72 36.1% 37.1% −3%
1971 61 16.4% 24.9% −34%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 489 14.9% 29.3% −49%
Porsche 228 20.6% 19.3% +7%
Dacia 485 22.9% 20.3% +13%
Lexus 206 26.2% 23.4% +12%
Audi 4,348 26.2% 25.5% +3%
Skoda 1,898 29.0% 28.3% +2%
BMW 3,067 29.1% 26.9% +8%
Toyota 5,139 31.3% 30.1% +4%
Hyundai 3,732 32.2% 29.4% +9%
Mazda 3,510 33.0% 32.2% +2%
Kia 2,300 33.2% 30.7% +8%
Subaru 446 33.4% 32.8% +2%
Suzuki 1,817 34.4% 32.4% +6%
Honda 4,116 34.5% 31.1% +11%
Volvo 2,035 34.6% 35.1% −1%
SEAT 1,486 36.1% 32.6% +11%
Nissan 4,258 36.7% 33.3% +10%
Volkswagen 7,257 36.7% 33.1% +11%
Mercedes-Benz 1,878 38.7% 30.4% +27%
MG 195 39.0% 41.7% −7%
Peugeot 5,268 39.6% 40.4% −2%
Mitsubishi 1,108 40.1% 36.4% +10%
Land Rover 2,213 40.9% 31.0% +32%
Ford 13,119 41.1% 35.2% +17%
FIAT 2,701 42.9% 36.8% +17%
Isuzu 142 43.0% 43.9% −2%
Citroen 3,890 44.3% 40.6% +9%
Vauxhall 13,184 44.6% 39.0% +15%
Jaguar 638 46.6% 31.3% +49%
Jeep 158 46.8% 36.0% +30%
SAAB 393 47.3% 40.6% +17%
Chrysler 170 48.2% 41.8% +15%
Alfa Romeo 242 49.2% 36.8% +34%
Chevrolet 611 49.3% 40.5% +22%
Renault 6,368 50.5% 47.4% +7%
Rover 234 60.3% 47.0% +28%
 

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