On average, 35.3% of cars will fail their MoT test in Glasgow, 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 4.3% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2003 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 48.8%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Dodge, Rover and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Bentley, MINI and Infiniti.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 15.2% 12.1% +26%
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.2% 16.7% −9%
Brakes 11.9% 9.0% +32%
Tyres 7.3% 7.2% +2%
Driver's view of the road 6.6% 6.2% +6%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.3% 3.6% +21%
Steering 2.6% 2.3% +15%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.2% 1.6% −26%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.2% 1.1% +3%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 99 4.0% 11.6% −65%
2015 2,208 15.1% 13.2% +15%
2014 48,246 17.0% 14.3% +19%
2013 40,544 21.2% 16.9% +25%
2012 32,689 27.2% 20.9% +30%
2011 27,627 32.1% 24.6% +30%
2010 26,156 37.9% 29.2% +30%
2009 24,250 42.3% 32.8% +29%
2008 21,869 44.8% 37.0% +21%
2007 23,677 47.0% 39.6% +19%
2006 20,206 48.2% 42.2% +14%
2005 17,158 49.6% 45.0% +10%
2004 14,642 50.2% 47.4% +6%
2003 10,976 51.2% 48.6% +5%
2002 7,896 50.3% 49.6% +1%
2001 4,610 48.7% 49.6% −2%
2000 2,557 47.0% 49.2% −4%
1999 1,563 46.6% 48.8% −5%
1998 1,007 47.4% 46.8% +1%
1997 656 43.8% 45.5% −4%
1996 452 37.8% 44.2% −14%
1995 300 41.0% 42.3% −3%
1994 243 40.3% 41.0% −2%
1993 216 41.7% 40.5% +3%
1992 151 41.1% 39.1% +5%
1991 182 31.9% 38.9% −18%
1990 171 33.9% 37.1% −9%
1989 144 27.1% 35.2% −23%
1988 87 25.3% 35.0% −28%
1987 67 23.9% 34.4% −30%
1986 55 20.0% 34.0% −41%
1985 59 25.4% 33.9% −25%
1971 118 29.7% 24.9% +19%
1970 52 21.2% 23.8% −11%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Infiniti 124 9.7% 12.2% −21%
MINI 2,021 16.9% 29.3% −42%
Bentley 102 18.6% 13.2% +41%
Dacia 1,630 18.8% 20.3% −7%
Porsche 930 20.2% 19.3% +5%
smart 106 21.7% 30.4% −29%
Audi 17,230 23.4% 25.5% −8%
Lexus 1,476 23.6% 23.4% +1%
DS 103 24.3% 29.2% −17%
LTI 128 25.8% 37.1% −30%
BMW 14,379 27.1% 26.9% +1%
Land Rover 5,158 30.4% 31.0% −2%
Isuzu 205 30.7% 43.9% −30%
Skoda 5,811 31.1% 28.3% +10%
Hyundai 9,417 31.7% 29.4% +8%
SEAT 6,027 31.8% 32.6% −2%
Volvo 5,479 32.8% 35.1% −7%
Subaru 1,009 32.8% 32.8% +0%
Jeep 389 33.2% 36.0% −8%
Volkswagen 33,026 33.7% 33.1% +2%
Mercedes-Benz 9,586 33.8% 30.4% +11%
Kia 8,016 34.2% 30.7% +11%
Nissan 18,006 34.2% 33.3% +3%
Toyota 16,609 34.3% 30.1% +14%
Jaguar 2,937 36.0% 31.3% +15%
Honda 15,032 36.1% 31.1% +16%
Suzuki 4,531 36.2% 32.4% +12%
Ford 49,611 36.2% 35.2% +3%
Mazda 7,137 37.2% 32.2% +15%
Peugeot 19,245 37.5% 40.4% −7%
Mitsubishi 2,777 39.1% 36.4% +7%
MG 472 39.2% 41.7% −6%
Chrysler 617 39.5% 41.8% −5%
FIAT 11,081 39.9% 36.8% +8%
SAAB 2,124 40.1% 40.6% −1%
Citroen 11,107 40.5% 40.6% −0%
Alfa Romeo 1,011 40.9% 36.8% +11%
Vauxhall 53,993 41.0% 39.0% +5%
Daihatsu 260 41.9% 36.1% +16%
Chevrolet 2,401 43.1% 40.5% +7%
Renault 23,240 44.4% 47.4% −6%
SsangYong 117 44.4% 40.4% +10%
Dodge 152 47.4% 42.4% +12%
Rover 711 50.4% 47.0% +7%
Daewoo 128 61.7% 55.6% +11%
 

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