Tesla Model S MOT Results

Registered in 2015
88.9% pass rate
from 1,303 tests in 2020
(28% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Tesla Model S is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (55% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition (84% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (56% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Size/type
  • 1.6% fail on Visibility (59% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (53% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Washers
    • 0.077% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.077% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.077% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (70% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Headlamp aim (60% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Headlamp aim (59% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.077% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.077% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.23% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.23% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.077% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 1.00% fail on Suspension
    • 0.84% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.077% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.077% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.077% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.077% fail on Linkage ball joints
  • 0.84% fail on Brakes (69% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.077% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.077% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.077% fail on Rbt
          • 0.077% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.077% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.077% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.23% fail on Mechanical brake components (88% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake linings and pads (87% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Brake pads (87% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.077% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.077% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 0.54% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.38% fail on Doors (10 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Other passenger's door (21 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition (23 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.077% fail on Door condition
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.31% fail on Steering
    • 0.31% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.31% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.15% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.077% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.077% 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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