On average, 39.9% of cars will fail their MoT test in Lerwick, which puts the region above the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Brakes and Suspension, while 5.1% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2000 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 35.0%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Citroen, Kia and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Land Rover, Audi and Skoda.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.3% 16.7% −9%
Brakes 14.3% 9.0% +59%
Suspension 13.3% 12.1% +10%
Tyres 8.3% 7.2% +16%
Driver's view of the road 6.6% 6.2% +6%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 5.1% 3.6% +41%
Steering 2.5% 2.3% +10%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.0% 1.6% −36%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2014 969 25.4% 14.3% +78%
2013 764 24.0% 16.9% +42%
2012 688 27.2% 20.9% +30%
2011 613 36.9% 24.6% +50%
2010 654 40.1% 29.2% +37%
2009 546 45.1% 32.8% +37%
2008 554 46.8% 37.0% +26%
2007 510 49.6% 39.6% +25%
2006 447 52.1% 42.2% +24%
2005 392 51.0% 45.0% +13%
2004 300 60.7% 47.4% +28%
2003 251 55.8% 48.6% +15%
2002 182 54.4% 49.6% +10%
2001 130 46.9% 49.6% −5%
2000 60 65.0% 49.2% +32%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Skoda 173 29.5% 28.3% +4%
Audi 423 33.3% 25.5% +31%
Land Rover 281 33.5% 31.0% +8%
Subaru 114 34.2% 32.8% +4%
Volkswagen 1,018 36.2% 33.1% +9%
Mazda 230 37.4% 32.2% +16%
Ford 1,205 37.7% 35.2% +7%
Suzuki 213 38.0% 32.4% +17%
Mitsubishi 337 38.3% 36.4% +5%
Nissan 160 38.8% 33.3% +16%
Toyota 1,230 39.8% 30.1% +32%
BMW 138 39.9% 26.9% +48%
Peugeot 218 40.4% 40.4% +0%
Volvo 105 41.9% 35.1% +19%
Vauxhall 1,098 42.8% 39.0% +10%
FIAT 117 45.3% 36.8% +23%
Citroen 939 45.9% 40.6% +13%
Kia 840 48.0% 30.7% +56%
Renault 137 54.7% 47.4% +16%
 

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