Car MOT: reasons for failure in Great Britain (UK) 2007-2018

This statistic shows the share of reasons why cars and other passenger vehicles, with up to 12 seats, failed their MOT tests in Great Britain in 2007/08 and 2017/18. In both years recorded, the most common reason was irregularities with lights and signalling, at 17.1 percent of the tests with one or more fail in 2017/2018.

Reasons for cars and other passenger vehicles (up to 12 seats) failing their MOT tests in Great Britain in 2007/08 and 2017/18

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Release date

December 2018


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2007/08 and 2017/18

Supplementary notes

Date for vehicles failing their MOT tests due to driving controls, reasons specific to motor tricycles and quadricycles and towbars have been omitted due to negligible results.

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