Top five manufacturers which are most likely to fail their MOT test


The South Korean based firm had an average MOT pass rate of just 76.98 percent, the lowest record. However, the data means more than three-quarters of models still passed their test.

“The DoT publish all MOT data by quarter – as you can imagine it’s a lot of data.

“We have done our own research and the 3,395 SsangYong first time MOTs from the Q1 2019 DoT file for vehicles aged between three and eight years old (as per the WhatCar? criteria).

“SsangYong’s first-time pass rate is 82.8 percent, placing us above the other marques mentioned.”

Renault’s sister company Dacia is the second-lowest firm with a pass rate of just 78.17 percent.

Workshop experts at Book My Garage have warned demand for MOT’s could be lower during the first part of 2021.

This is down to the six month MOT extensions which pushed many motorists yearly checks to the second half of the year.

Because of this, they warn interest levels will rise in later months with millions expected to secure garage checks from the “second quarter” of 2021.

Karen Rotberg, spokesperson for BookMyGarage said: “The second quarter of 2021 will be challenging for garages, with millions of MOTs effectively now not taking place during these months.

“That said, it’s worth remembering that three-year-old cars which are due their first MOT test this year, and were first registered between April and June, will help recover some of the work lost during this difficult period.” have contacted Renault, Citroen and Alfa Romeo for comment.


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