On average, 35.3% of cars will fail their MoT test in Kilmarnock, 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 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 45.1%. 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 Porsche, Dacia and MINI.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 16.0% 12.1% +33%
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 13.4% 16.7% −20%
Brakes 12.9% 9.0% +43%
Tyres 7.6% 7.2% +6%
Driver's view of the road 5.8% 6.2% −6%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.4% 3.6% +22%
Steering 3.1% 2.3% +36%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.4% 1.6% −13%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.0% 1.1% −10%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 58 8.6% 11.6% −26%
2015 610 11.3% 13.2% −14%
2014 15,314 14.9% 14.3% +5%
2013 13,308 19.0% 16.9% +13%
2012 11,128 25.1% 20.9% +20%
2011 9,512 29.4% 24.6% +19%
2010 9,490 36.2% 29.2% +24%
2009 8,601 40.9% 32.8% +25%
2008 7,596 43.7% 37.0% +18%
2007 8,139 47.5% 39.6% +20%
2006 7,066 49.2% 42.2% +17%
2005 6,227 51.9% 45.0% +15%
2004 5,234 53.2% 47.4% +12%
2003 4,024 54.0% 48.6% +11%
2002 2,890 54.9% 49.6% +11%
2001 1,747 52.7% 49.6% +6%
2000 1,009 50.9% 49.2% +4%
1999 605 53.1% 48.8% +9%
1998 389 49.4% 46.8% +5%
1997 264 44.3% 45.5% −3%
1996 194 46.9% 44.2% +6%
1995 146 37.7% 42.3% −11%
1994 114 36.8% 41.0% −10%
1993 102 37.3% 40.5% −8%
1992 89 33.7% 39.1% −14%
1991 74 33.8% 38.9% −13%
1990 75 33.3% 37.1% −10%
1989 50 36.0% 35.2% +2%
1971 68 25.0% 24.9% +1%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 521 12.7% 29.3% −57%
Dacia 406 20.2% 20.3% −0%
Porsche 252 21.0% 19.3% +9%
Audi 5,259 22.2% 25.5% −13%
Subaru 633 23.4% 32.8% −29%
Skoda 2,218 27.8% 28.3% −2%
BMW 4,240 27.8% 26.9% +4%
Lexus 316 29.4% 23.4% +26%
SEAT 1,995 30.0% 32.6% −8%
Land Rover 2,278 30.4% 31.0% −2%
Volvo 2,160 32.8% 35.1% −6%
Volkswagen 8,886 33.5% 33.1% +1%
Toyota 5,648 34.0% 30.1% +13%
Kia 3,528 34.2% 30.7% +11%
Honda 5,066 34.5% 31.1% +11%
Suzuki 2,145 34.5% 32.4% +7%
Ford 19,757 34.6% 35.2% −2%
Mercedes-Benz 2,865 34.7% 30.4% +14%
Nissan 5,153 34.9% 33.3% +5%
Mazda 2,724 34.9% 32.2% +8%
Isuzu 306 35.0% 43.9% −20%
Hyundai 2,387 35.3% 29.4% +20%
Mitsubishi 1,725 37.6% 36.4% +3%
Daihatsu 189 38.6% 36.1% +7%
Jaguar 1,118 38.6% 31.3% +23%
Chrysler 310 39.0% 41.8% −7%
Citroen 4,943 39.4% 40.6% −3%
MG 260 39.6% 41.7% −5%
Peugeot 7,553 39.7% 40.4% −2%
Alfa Romeo 290 40.0% 36.8% +9%
Jeep 216 41.2% 36.0% +14%
FIAT 4,316 41.2% 36.8% +12%
Vauxhall 19,249 41.5% 39.0% +7%
SAAB 920 42.4% 40.6% +4%
Chevrolet 709 47.5% 40.5% +17%
Renault 6,657 48.1% 47.4% +1%
Rover 373 53.1% 47.0% +13%
 

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