On average, 34.6% of cars will fail their MoT test in Outer Hebrides, which puts the region below the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Suspension, Brakes and Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, while 4.7% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2003 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 50.1%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Citroen, Mitsubishi and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are SEAT, BMW and Skoda.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 15.5% 12.1% +28%
Brakes 15.0% 9.0% +66%
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 13.6% 16.7% −19%
Tyres 7.6% 7.2% +6%
Driver's view of the road 6.5% 6.2% +5%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.7% 3.6% +30%
Steering 3.5% 2.3% +55%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.8% 1.6% +8%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.3% 1.1% +12%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2014 690 17.0% 14.3% +19%
2013 686 15.7% 16.9% −7%
2012 577 19.9% 20.9% −5%
2011 620 24.8% 24.6% +1%
2010 690 31.0% 29.2% +6%
2009 625 33.0% 32.8% +1%
2008 616 39.4% 37.0% +7%
2007 695 41.2% 39.6% +4%
2006 641 42.9% 42.2% +2%
2005 614 46.4% 45.0% +3%
2004 574 46.5% 47.4% −2%
2003 477 49.9% 48.6% +3%
2002 378 47.1% 49.6% −5%
2001 197 45.2% 49.6% −9%
2000 99 48.5% 49.2% −1%
1999 68 38.2% 48.8% −22%
1998 51 45.1% 46.8% −4%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Skoda 205 22.4% 28.3% −21%
BMW 215 25.1% 26.9% −6%
SEAT 118 26.3% 32.6% −19%
Kia 146 28.1% 30.7% −9%
Audi 421 28.3% 25.5% +11%
Suzuki 136 28.7% 32.4% −12%
Hyundai 104 28.8% 29.4% −2%
Volvo 236 31.4% 35.1% −11%
Mercedes-Benz 164 31.7% 30.4% +4%
Ford 1,849 32.0% 35.2% −9%
Volkswagen 794 32.0% 33.1% −3%
Nissan 439 32.1% 33.3% −4%
Mazda 173 32.9% 32.2% +2%
Land Rover 287 33.4% 31.0% +8%
Toyota 458 33.8% 30.1% +12%
Peugeot 506 34.6% 40.4% −14%
Honda 275 36.0% 31.1% +16%
FIAT 201 36.3% 36.8% −1%
Vauxhall 1,727 37.6% 39.0% −4%
Citroen 649 40.8% 40.6% +1%
Mitsubishi 300 41.0% 36.4% +13%
Renault 1,088 47.3% 47.4% −0%
 

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