Automotive fashions and types which might be most – and least – prone to fail an MOT have been revealed in new information.
It discovered a French household hatchback has the worst file of all with half flunking the annual check.
The Peugeot 307 has the bottom first-time MOT cross fee of any automotive in 2023, in response to DVSA information offered to LeaseLoco – and solely shared with That is Cash.
Whereas the ageing 307 has a woeful cross fee of simply 48.3 per cent within the first seven months of the yr, it is not the mannequin that is more than likely to fail for a ‘harmful defect’.
Surprisingly, the automotive with this undesirable file is produced by a model that is synonymous with security…
Greater than half of Peugeot 307s which have been put by their MOT already this yr has failed, in response to DVSA figures. See which different fashions have the worst – and finest – data in 2023
Automotive fashions with the worst MOT data thus far in 2023
Leasing comparability web site, LeaseLoco, submitted a Freedom of Info request to the Driving and Automobile Requirements Company final month requesting MOT cross and fail charges this yr thus far.
In complete, 18,345,342 MOT checks have been carried out within the UK as much as the top of July, with 13,150,543 autos passing first time and 5,194,799 failing.
The common first-time MOT cross fee this yr is 71.7 per cent, the figures present.
Solely automobiles with greater than 1,000 MOTs to their file in 2023 have been included within the lists to make sure there’s a strong pattern dimension of the autos being named and shamed.
The figures do not make nice studying for house owners of French automobiles, with six of the highest 10 with the worst data being manufacturers based mostly on the opposite aspect of the Channel.
Three Peugeot fashions – the 307, 207 and 206 – seem within the checklist of 10 automobiles with the bottom MOT cross charges, effectively under the typical nationwide cross fee of just below 72 per cent.
The 307 – produced between 2001 and 2008 – is joined by the smaller 207 (2006-2012) and its predecessor, the 206 (1998-2009), which have respective cross charges of fifty.6 per cent and 52.7 per cent.
French fancies or French fragiles? Each the Peugeot 207 (left) and 206 (proper) appeared within the checklist of automobiles which have mostly failed MOTs in 2023
Nevertheless, second within the checklist behind the 307 is Citroen’s Xsara hatchback (2000-2004) with a 48.4 per cent first-time cross fee, carefully adopted by Renault’s Grand Scenic (2004-2016) with a 50.4 per cent success fee thus far this yr.
Contrastingly, Lexus has two fashions with the very best first-time MOT cross charges of any automotive this yr.
The Lexus UX SUV (2018-present) scored an unimaginable 95.4 per cent cross fee, although the very fact the oldest model on the street is lower than 5 years previous makes this much less shocking.
Nevertheless, the older – and bigger – RX, which dates again to 2005, is the standout on this checklist, with fashions already examined within the first seven months of the yr having a median 93.7 per cent cross fee.
The Lexus UX SUV has one of the best MOT cross fee in 2023 at an unimaginable 95.4%. Although the very fact the oldest model on the street is lower than 5 years previous makes this much less shocking
Jaguar’s electrical I-Tempo squeezed into the highest 10 checklist of automobiles with one of the best cross charges, with 90.8% efficiently crusing by in 2023. It is the one EV to make both checklist
The NX additionally featured within the checklist (sixth place) amongst a raft of VW Group automobiles from Porsche, Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda.
Jaguar’s electrical I-Tempo (2018-present) additionally made the highest 10 with a 90.8 per cent MOT cross fee to fly the flag for battery-powered fashions.
John Wilmot, chief govt at automotive leasing comparability web site LeaseLoco, says the massive variation in cross charges by automotive make and mannequin is because of a wide range of elements, together with how ‘diligent house owners are in getting ready their automobiles for the annual MOT check’.
He informed us: ‘The annual MOT is usually a traumatic and dear a part of proudly owning a automotive, but it surely’s additionally important to make sure that the autos on UK roads are roadworthy and secure.
‘Motorists can enhance their possibilities of passing an MOT first-time, and save numerous stress, by finishing up fundamental pre-MOT checks and guaranteeing their automotive is serviced usually all year long.’
Automotive fashions with the worst – and finest – MOT cross charges in 2023 thus far LOWEST MOT PASS RATES 1. Peugeot 307: 48.3% (5,521 examined) 2. Citroen Xsara: 48.4% (3,061 examined) 3. Renault Grand Scenic: 50.4% (1,271 examined) 4. Peugeot 207: 50.6% (46,623 examined) 5. VW Beetle: 51.6% (1,870 examined) 6. Hyundai Getz: 52.0% (2,765 examined) 7. VW Fox: 52.4% (4,792 examined) 8. Ford Focus C-Max: 52.5% (1,867 examined) 9. Peugeot 206: 52.7% (11,521 examined) 10. Renault Megane: 52.8% (19,574 examined) HIGHEST MOT PASS RATES 1. Lexus UX: 95.4% (1,195 examined) 2. Lexus RX: 93.7% (1,231 examined) 3. Porsche Macan: 93.4% (2,986 examined) 4. Ford Puma: 93.4% (1,493 examined) 5. VW T-Cross: 91.8% (1,816 examined) 6. Audi Q2: 91.6% (14,301 examined) 7. Lexus NX: 91.5% (4,692 examined) 8. VW T-Roc: 91.0% (15,352 examined) =9. Jaguar I-Tempo: 90.8% (1,532 examined) =9. Skoda Karoq: 90.8% (8,484 examined) Supply: DVSA information for 1 January-31 July 2023 offered to LeaseLoco
Automotive manufacturers with one of the best and worst MOT data in 2023
In response to MOT information from the DVSA, Ferraris are more than likely to cross their MOT with an 89.9 per cent first-time cross fee.
Chevrolets and Chryslers – each American producers – are least prone to cross their MOTs first time, with 55.4 per cent and 62.2 per cent cross charges respectively, the DVSA information reveals.
Renault (63.0 per cent) and Citroen (64.9 per cent) are additionally among the many manufacturers with the worst data, joined by European rival Alfa Romeo with a 64.2 per cent cross fee throughout all fashions examined within the opening seven months of 2023.
Of the 5,485 Teslas examined this yr (as much as the top of July), 84.2 per cent handed their MOTs on the first time of asking, which wasn’t fairly sufficient to interrupt into the checklist of the highest 5 finest manufacturers.
Chevrolets, which pulled out of the UK on the finish of 2015, is the model with the worst MOT cross fee as a complete, the DVSA figures present. Unsurprisingly, luxurious fashions dominate the checklist with the very best cross charges
Automotive manufacturers with the worst – and finest – MOT cross charges in 2023 thus far LOWEST MOT PASS RATE 1. Chevrolet: 55.4% 2. Chrysler: 62.2% 3. Renault: 63.0% 4. Alfa Romeo: 64.2% 5. Citroen: 64.9% HIGHEST MOT PASS RATE 1. Ferrari: 89.9% 2. Bentley: 89.6% 3. Aston Martin: 89.5% 4. Porsche: 88.9% 5. Lexus: 87.7% Supply: DVSA information for 1 January-31 July 2023 offered to LeaseLoco
Automotive fashions with the very best proportion of harmful defects
In Could 2018, the DVSA launched three new defect classes – minor, main and harmful – to distinguish between the seriousness of issues.
The latter is essentially the most extreme of all and only one problem of this kind means a automotive mechanically fails the check – as does a ‘main’ defect.
Of all automobiles that failed their MOTs between January and the top of July, simply over 1 / 4 (27.5 per cent) had been because of harmful defects.
Nevertheless, the one automotive with the very best proportion of harmful defect failures throughout all MOTs carried out thus far in 2023 is – surprisingly – a Volvo.
Regardless of the Swedish producer’s monitor file for security, the V50 property (2004-2012) has the very best proportion of harmful defect fails, with 15.6 per cent of the 4,135 examined.
Volvo’s V50 property – offered between 2004 and 2012 – is the mannequin with the very best proportion of fails because of a ‘harmful defect’, the official figures present