Renault Megane tops list of models most likely to fail MOT

Fiat Punto and Renault Clio follow as the next ‘least reliable’

MOT data analysis has revealed the UK’s ‘least reliable cars’.

The study looked at MOT data since 2020 to find the models that fail most.

The study, conducted by the Bill Plant Driving School, found that around 40 per cent of cars in the UK fail their first MOT.

The new research reveals the most unreliable vehicles to get on the road – with the Renault Megane returning just a 53.31 per cent MOT pass rate.

The Fiat Punto and Renault Clio follow as the next ‘least reliable’.

UK cars with the lowest MOT pass rates

  1. Renault Megane: 53.31% pass rate
  2. Fiat Punto: 55.04% pass rate
  3. Renault Clio: 55.49% pass rate
  4. Chevrolet Spark: 56.73% pass rate
  5. Mitsubishi Colt: 57.85% pass rate
  6. Toyota Corolla: 62.17% pass rate
  7. Peugeot Bipper: 62.16% pass rate
  8. Volvo V70: 62.20% pass rate
  9. Citroen Nemo: 62.27% pass rate
  10. Vauxhall Corsa: 62.74% pass rate

Between the top 10 most unreliable cars, more than 1.6 million tests were taken in total, with an average pass rate of 58.95 per cent.

The Peugeot 108 is the model which has the highest MOT pass rate in the UK.

More than 54,000 MOT tests on the 108 have been carried out with more than 46,000 passing, which is an overall pass rate of 85.90 per cent.

In second place was the Mini Cooper with an 84.73 per cent pass rate and in third, the Skoda Citigo with 83.95 per cent.

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