Car models and brands that are most – and least – likely to fail an MOT have been revealed in new data.
It found a French family hatchback has the worst record of all with half flunking the annual test.
While the ageing 307 has a woeful pass rate of just 48.3 per cent in the first seven months of the year, it isn’t the model that’s most likely to fail for a ‘dangerous defect’.
Surprisingly, the car with this unwanted record is produced by a brand that’s synonymous with safety…
Leasing comparison website, LeaseLoco, submitted a Freedom of Information request to the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency last month requesting MOT pass and fail rates this year to date.
In total, 18,345,342 MOT tests have been carried out in the UK up to the end of July, with 13,150,543 vehicles passing first time and 5,194,799 failing.
The average first-time MOT pass rate this year is 71.7 per cent, the figures show.
Only cars with more than 1,000 MOTs to their record in 2023 have been included in the lists to ensure there is a robust sample size of the vehicles being named and shamed.
Source of data and images: dailymail