On average, 35.4% of cars will fail their MoT test in Kirkwall, which puts the region above the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Suspension, Brakes and Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, while 5.1% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 48.3%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Mitsubishi, Citroen and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Audi, Skoda and BMW.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 14.5% 12.1% +20%
Brakes 14.2% 9.0% +58%
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 13.4% 16.7% −20%
Tyres 7.8% 7.2% +8%
Driver's view of the road 5.3% 6.2% −15%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 5.1% 3.6% +43%
Steering 3.2% 2.3% +41%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.5% 1.1% +33%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.4% 1.6% −16%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2014 1,360 12.6% 14.3% −11%
2013 1,292 13.2% 16.9% −22%
2012 1,238 17.9% 20.9% −14%
2011 1,119 24.8% 24.6% +1%
2010 1,162 29.2% 29.2% −0%
2009 1,234 33.1% 32.8% +1%
2008 1,226 38.4% 37.0% +4%
2007 1,397 43.7% 39.6% +10%
2006 1,249 45.6% 42.2% +8%
2005 1,268 51.6% 45.0% +15%
2004 1,164 51.1% 47.4% +8%
2003 877 49.0% 48.6% +1%
2002 704 49.4% 49.6% −0%
2001 410 51.7% 49.6% +4%
2000 213 51.6% 49.2% +5%
1999 184 48.4% 48.8% −1%
1998 101 46.5% 46.8% −1%
1997 72 33.3% 45.5% −27%
1996 68 48.5% 44.2% +10%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
BMW 375 27.2% 26.9% +1%
Skoda 452 27.9% 28.3% −1%
Audi 787 29.0% 25.5% +14%
Jaguar 145 31.7% 31.3% +1%
Kia 313 31.9% 30.7% +4%
Hyundai 255 32.9% 29.4% +12%
Volvo 345 33.0% 35.1% −6%
Peugeot 1,431 33.3% 40.4% −18%
Toyota 963 33.4% 30.1% +11%
SEAT 293 34.1% 32.6% +5%
Nissan 804 34.2% 33.3% +3%
Mercedes-Benz 220 34.5% 30.4% +14%
Honda 528 34.8% 31.1% +12%
Ford 3,702 35.2% 35.2% +0%
Mazda 299 35.8% 32.2% +11%
Suzuki 278 36.7% 32.4% +13%
Volkswagen 2,223 36.8% 33.1% +11%
FIAT 523 37.1% 36.8% +1%
Land Rover 623 38.4% 31.0% +24%
Vauxhall 3,107 39.1% 39.0% +0%
Mitsubishi 473 39.5% 36.4% +9%
Citroen 752 40.3% 40.6% −1%
Renault 1,203 45.3% 47.4% −4%
 

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