Tesla Model S MOT Results

Registered in 2014
86.5% pass rate
from 668 tests in 2020
(33% better than other 2014 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Tesla Model S is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.4% fail on Visibility
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.45% fail on Washers
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.90% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (23 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Other passenger's door (58 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition (61 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
      • 0.15% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
  • 1.3% fail on Brakes (62% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.30% fail on Mechanical brake components (88% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake linings and pads (86% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Brake pads (86% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
  • 0.90% fail on Suspension
    • 0.75% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 0.30% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.15% fail on Steering
    • 0.15% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.15% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
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  • Tesla Model S (2014 on)
    Still the best real-world electric range you can buy and free charging, quiet and quick and easy, fast charging via Supercharger network, hugely spacious inside.

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