On average, 43.9% of cars will fail their MoT test in Kirkcaldy, 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 6.2% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2003 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 34.3%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are SAAB, 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 21.6% 12.1% +79%
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 18.2% 16.7% +8%
Brakes 17.9% 9.0% +99%
Tyres 8.6% 7.2% +20%
Driver's view of the road 7.5% 6.2% +21%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 6.2% 3.6% +74%
Steering 4.2% 2.3% +84%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.1% 1.6% +27%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.3% 1.1% +19%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 60 8.3% 11.6% −28%
2015 575 10.1% 13.2% −24%
2014 12,850 14.9% 14.3% +4%
2013 12,475 21.0% 16.9% +24%
2012 10,463 28.5% 20.9% +36%
2011 9,580 34.2% 24.6% +39%
2010 9,437 40.6% 29.2% +39%
2009 9,243 46.8% 32.8% +43%
2008 8,709 52.8% 37.0% +43%
2007 9,332 57.2% 39.6% +45%
2006 8,262 61.2% 42.2% +45%
2005 7,445 63.3% 45.0% +41%
2004 6,631 64.9% 47.4% +37%
2003 5,353 65.7% 48.6% +35%
2002 3,915 64.5% 49.6% +30%
2001 2,364 64.7% 49.6% +30%
2000 1,360 65.2% 49.2% +33%
1999 823 62.0% 48.8% +27%
1998 557 62.8% 46.8% +34%
1997 400 60.3% 45.5% +33%
1996 243 62.6% 44.2% +42%
1995 184 53.8% 42.3% +27%
1994 144 52.1% 41.0% +27%
1993 99 55.6% 40.5% +37%
1992 103 39.8% 39.1% +2%
1991 143 42.0% 38.9% +8%
1990 107 44.9% 37.1% +21%
1989 87 46.0% 35.2% +31%
1988 59 32.2% 35.0% −8%
1971 95 32.6% 24.9% +31%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 454 18.1% 29.3% −38%
Dacia 364 20.9% 20.3% +3%
Porsche 256 33.2% 19.3% +72%
Kia 4,174 33.9% 30.7% +10%
Skoda 2,546 34.8% 28.3% +23%
BMW 4,092 35.0% 26.9% +30%
Audi 5,059 35.7% 25.5% +40%
Lexus 259 36.7% 23.4% +57%
Land Rover 2,771 37.9% 31.0% +22%
SEAT 2,486 38.2% 32.6% +17%
Suzuki 1,964 39.4% 32.4% +22%
Hyundai 2,537 40.4% 29.4% +37%
Volkswagen 11,721 41.4% 33.1% +25%
Mazda 3,015 41.6% 32.2% +29%
Toyota 4,712 41.6% 30.1% +38%
Honda 5,961 41.7% 31.1% +34%
Subaru 552 42.9% 32.8% +31%
Nissan 4,703 43.0% 33.3% +29%
Volvo 2,156 45.3% 35.1% +29%
MG 310 45.5% 41.7% +9%
Alfa Romeo 294 45.6% 36.8% +24%
Mitsubishi 1,490 46.0% 36.4% +27%
Ford 21,598 46.2% 35.2% +31%
Jaguar 910 46.8% 31.3% +50%
Mercedes-Benz 2,124 47.4% 30.4% +56%
Jeep 168 47.6% 36.0% +32%
Isuzu 140 47.9% 43.9% +9%
Daihatsu 105 48.6% 36.1% +34%
Peugeot 7,709 48.6% 40.4% +20%
Chrysler 224 48.7% 41.8% +16%
Vauxhall 22,395 49.6% 39.0% +27%
FIAT 4,959 49.6% 36.8% +35%
Citroen 4,256 52.3% 40.6% +29%
Chevrolet 869 53.0% 40.5% +31%
SAAB 666 58.3% 40.6% +43%
Renault 6,740 59.2% 47.4% +25%
Rover 316 64.2% 47.0% +37%
 

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