Wednesday, January 13, 2010

MOT failure rates published

You want to get into the news but for the right reasons. Well, I am sure Ford UK is not happy with the reports that the brand leads in MOT (the mandatory road testing for vehicles more then 3 years old to ensure that they  meet road safety and environmental standards) failure rates.

This is the first time in history that it has been released following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request by the BBC.

Apparently theFord Transit Connect had the highest failure rate at 30.5%, followed by the Renault Megane and the Ford Transit.

I am not surprised that the Toyota Corolla had the lowest failure rate with just 11.2%.

The data is now available for free on the VOSA website in the PDF format (1,200 pages).


Edward said...

Well it's pretty obvious that the largest supplier of commercial vehicles will have a high failure rate. I'm pretty sure that VOSA also publish what the vehicles fail for.

Lots of vehicles fail for lights being inoperative or tyres being worn out.... How many van drivers do you know that check these things?

MOT said...

Yep too many cars failing for light issues. 271,567 item failures were recorded for lights alone. These issues are often unnoticed especially when you are checking them by day. Sometimes broken lights are not the cause of failure but bulbs that has already faded color.


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