Tesla Model S MOT Results

Registered in 2016
89.6% pass rate
from 2,138 tests in 2020
(20% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Tesla Model S is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (61% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (90% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition (61% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Size/type
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility (47% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Wipers (58% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Washers
    • 0.047% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.047% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.047% fail on View to rear
      • 0.047% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (59% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Headlamp aim (46% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.094% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.094% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.094% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.094% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.094% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.047% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.047% fail on Side repeaters
  • 0.61% fail on Body, chassis, structure (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Doors (17 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Other passenger's door (25 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition (27 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Driver's door (19 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Door condition (25 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Front passenger's door (11 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Door condition (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Transmission
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Joints
    • 0.047% fail on Chassis
      • 0.047% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.047% fail on Body
      • 0.047% fail on Other body component
  • 0.47% fail on Suspension
    • 0.37% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.047% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.047% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
  • 0.42% fail on Brakes (79% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt
          • 0.094% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.047% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.047% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.047% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.047% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.047% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.047% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 0.28% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.094% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.094% fail on Condition
  • 0.094% fail on Steering
    • 0.094% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.094% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.094% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.094% fail on Attachment
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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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