On average, 35.0% of cars will fail their MoT test in Motherwell, 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 4.3% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2001 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 46.8%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are SAAB, Renault and Chevrolet. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Dacia, Bentley and MINI.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 16.4% 12.1% +36%
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 13.8% 16.7% −17%
Brakes 13.4% 9.0% +48%
Tyres 8.0% 7.2% +12%
Driver's view of the road 6.1% 6.2% −2%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.3% 3.6% +19%
Steering 3.2% 2.3% +39%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.2% 1.1% +9%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.1% 1.6% −35%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 713 12.1% 13.2% −9%
2014 15,950 15.3% 14.3% +7%
2013 13,263 20.7% 16.9% +23%
2012 10,875 26.8% 20.9% +28%
2011 8,984 33.0% 24.6% +34%
2010 8,171 39.7% 29.2% +36%
2009 7,565 43.0% 32.8% +31%
2008 6,857 46.3% 37.0% +25%
2007 7,269 49.2% 39.6% +24%
2006 6,063 49.4% 42.2% +17%
2005 5,150 50.7% 45.0% +13%
2004 4,246 51.6% 47.4% +9%
2003 3,255 48.9% 48.6% +1%
2002 2,249 49.3% 49.6% −1%
2001 1,274 53.2% 49.6% +7%
2000 674 46.6% 49.2% −5%
1999 423 47.8% 48.8% −2%
1998 277 41.5% 46.8% −11%
1997 200 39.5% 45.5% −13%
1996 137 37.2% 44.2% −16%
1995 97 36.1% 42.3% −15%
1994 88 30.7% 41.0% −25%
1993 73 21.9% 40.5% −46%
1992 58 24.1% 39.1% −38%
1991 66 18.2% 38.9% −53%
1990 61 27.9% 37.1% −25%
1989 55 29.1% 35.2% −17%
1971 57 3.5% 24.9% −86%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 623 10.4% 29.3% −64%
Bentley 147 12.2% 13.2% −8%
Dacia 597 21.6% 20.3% +7%
Porsche 318 22.6% 19.3% +17%
Audi 5,174 23.8% 25.5% −7%
BMW 4,214 24.5% 26.9% −9%
Lexus 288 27.4% 23.4% +17%
MG 225 27.6% 41.7% −34%
Skoda 1,894 27.6% 28.3% −3%
Land Rover 2,411 27.8% 31.0% −10%
Isuzu 118 28.0% 43.9% −36%
Hyundai 3,370 28.9% 29.4% −2%
Mercedes-Benz 3,197 29.4% 30.4% −3%
Volkswagen 8,735 31.2% 33.1% −6%
Volvo 1,756 32.1% 35.1% −9%
Kia 2,757 32.9% 30.7% +7%
Subaru 304 33.6% 32.8% +2%
Honda 3,771 34.2% 31.1% +10%
Jaguar 1,153 34.3% 31.3% +9%
Nissan 4,823 34.5% 33.3% +4%
Ford 19,405 34.6% 35.2% −2%
Mazda 2,146 34.9% 32.2% +8%
Mitsubishi 1,114 35.0% 36.4% −4%
Suzuki 1,660 36.2% 32.4% +12%
SEAT 1,597 36.4% 32.6% +12%
Toyota 2,946 37.1% 30.1% +23%
Citroen 4,088 39.6% 40.6% −3%
FIAT 3,379 40.0% 36.8% +9%
Alfa Romeo 217 40.1% 36.8% +9%
Peugeot 6,120 40.3% 40.4% −0%
Vauxhall 20,383 40.8% 39.0% +5%
Rover 272 42.6% 47.0% −9%
Chrysler 172 44.2% 41.8% +6%
SAAB 516 45.5% 40.6% +12%
Renault 7,310 45.8% 47.4% −3%
Chevrolet 919 45.8% 40.5% +13%
 

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