On average, 36.2% of cars will fail their MoT test in Inverness, 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 4.8% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2004 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 42.2%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Renault, SAAB 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 16.3% 12.1% +35%
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 14.5% 16.7% −13%
Brakes 13.8% 9.0% +54%
Driver's view of the road 5.5% 6.2% −12%
Tyres 5.4% 7.2% −25%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.8% 3.6% +35%
Steering 3.3% 2.3% +43%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.8% 1.6% +8%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.1% 1.1% −1%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 417 13.9% 13.2% +5%
2014 11,133 14.1% 14.3% −1%
2013 9,584 17.0% 16.9% +1%
2012 7,696 24.6% 20.9% +17%
2011 6,453 28.7% 24.6% +17%
2010 6,464 35.1% 29.2% +20%
2009 5,887 38.8% 32.8% +18%
2008 5,615 44.3% 37.0% +20%
2007 6,127 46.7% 39.6% +18%
2006 5,454 51.1% 42.2% +21%
2005 4,750 54.0% 45.0% +20%
2004 4,200 57.8% 47.4% +22%
2003 3,499 56.0% 48.6% +15%
2002 2,654 55.4% 49.6% +12%
2001 1,579 57.0% 49.6% +15%
2000 896 53.6% 49.2% +9%
1999 565 54.7% 48.8% +12%
1998 430 52.6% 46.8% +12%
1997 274 52.6% 45.5% +16%
1996 196 48.5% 44.2% +10%
1995 166 42.8% 42.3% +1%
1994 126 48.4% 41.0% +18%
1993 111 52.3% 40.5% +29%
1992 82 42.7% 39.1% +9%
1991 102 49.0% 38.9% +26%
1990 96 41.7% 37.1% +12%
1989 66 40.9% 35.2% +16%
1988 55 27.3% 35.0% −22%
1971 92 23.9% 24.9% −4%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Dacia 673 15.8% 20.3% −22%
MINI 321 19.3% 29.3% −34%
Porsche 153 22.9% 19.3% +19%
Lexus 154 26.0% 23.4% +11%
Audi 4,716 26.8% 25.5% +5%
BMW 2,359 28.6% 26.9% +6%
Mazda 1,868 31.0% 32.2% −4%
Hyundai 1,713 31.2% 29.4% +6%
SEAT 1,606 32.0% 32.6% −2%
Honda 3,447 32.5% 31.1% +4%
Kia 2,490 32.9% 30.7% +7%
Skoda 2,644 34.2% 28.3% +21%
Volkswagen 10,509 34.6% 33.1% +5%
Chrysler 164 34.8% 41.8% −17%
Toyota 4,440 35.4% 30.1% +18%
Subaru 728 35.6% 32.8% +9%
Jaguar 659 36.3% 31.3% +16%
Land Rover 3,653 36.6% 31.0% +18%
Volvo 2,384 37.7% 35.1% +7%
FIAT 3,153 38.2% 36.8% +4%
Mercedes-Benz 1,698 38.2% 30.4% +26%
Ford 13,305 38.3% 35.2% +9%
Nissan 3,912 38.3% 33.3% +15%
Suzuki 1,186 38.4% 32.4% +19%
Alfa Romeo 239 38.5% 36.8% +5%
Peugeot 5,986 38.9% 40.4% −4%
MG 199 39.7% 41.7% −5%
Jeep 182 41.2% 36.0% +14%
Vauxhall 11,553 41.8% 39.0% +7%
Mitsubishi 1,631 42.1% 36.4% +16%
Isuzu 303 42.2% 43.9% −4%
Chevrolet 227 42.7% 40.5% +5%
Citroen 3,885 43.2% 40.6% +6%
Renault 6,629 47.0% 47.4% −1%
SAAB 510 49.6% 40.6% +22%
Rover 201 52.2% 47.0% +11%
 

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