Which cars are worst at passing their first MOT (Popular Models Only)

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Cars take their first MOT test on the third anniversary of their registration and thereafter on the anniversary of their last MOT, which in this case is Model year 2017

‘Popular models only’ option includes vehicle models with more than 5000 MOT test results. ‘All models’ option includes vehicle models with more than 500 MOT test results.

We remove non-model specific issues (e.g. Tyres) from these failure stats. For example, if a car failed on just illegal tyres, we switch it from a fail to a pass.

MakeModelModel YearFuelPass %No# of testsWhy?
DACIASANDERO2017petrol85.56%7042Common Failures
FORDGALAXY2017diesel88.08%5729Common Failures
FORDFIESTA2017diesel89.23%5274Common Failures
NISSANMICRA2017petrol89.39%6520Common Failures
VAUXHALLADAM2017petrol89.72%5304Common Failures
VOLKSWAGENPASSAT2017diesel89.73%9851Common Failures
TOYOTAAURIS2017hybrid89.88%9354Common Failures
VOLKSWAGENGOLF2017diesel89.90%19862Common Failures
FORDECOSPORT2017petrol89.99%8468Common Failures
SKODAYETI2017petrol90.33%7065Common Failures
VAUXHALLINSIGNIA2017diesel90.37%7309Common Failures
JAGUARF-PACE2017diesel90.85%6899Common Failures
VOLKSWAGENTIGUAN2017diesel90.90%15458Common Failures
NISSANNAVARA2017diesel90.96%6825Common Failures
VAUXHALLCORSA2017petrol90.97%36954Common Failures
SEATIBIZA2017petrol90.99%10275Common Failures
VOLKSWAGENGOLF2017petrol91.16%24545Common Failures
TOYOTAYARIS2017hybrid91.18%6235Common Failures
MITSUBISHIL2002017diesel91.30%5635Common Failures
PEUGEOT20082017petrol91.32%7601Common Failures
VAUXHALLZAFIRA2017petrol91.42%7329Common Failures
FORDRANGER2017diesel91.49%6906Common Failures
LAND ROVERDISCOVERY2017diesel91.52%22667Common Failures
SKODAFABIA2017petrol91.55%11337Common Failures
JAGUARXE2017diesel91.58%6553Common Failures
KIASPORTAGE2017diesel91.93%16763Common Failures
FORDMONDEO2017diesel91.98%7780Common Failures
VAUXHALLASTRA2017diesel92.17%12148Common Failures
NISSANJUKE2017diesel92.38%7541Common Failures
TOYOTAYARIS2017petrol92.49%10355Common Failures
VAUXHALLVIVA2017petrol92.49%7002Common Failures
VOLKSWAGENUP2017petrol92.70%7562Common Failures
PEUGEOT30082017diesel92.90%6466Common Failures
VOLVOXC602017diesel92.91%9920Common Failures
SKODAOCTAVIA2017diesel93.01%10055Common Failures
HYUNDAITUCSON2017diesel93.03%13978Common Failures
KIACEED2017diesel93.06%5040Common Failures
SEATLEON2017petrol93.51%7529Common Failures
NISSANX-TRAIL2017diesel93.56%10802Common Failures
KIASPORTAGE2017petrol93.57%8356Common Failures

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