One in Seven ‘Fail’ Cars Pass MOT

Repair Complaint

What Car? has just published a scary investigation saying that one in seven cars that pass the MOT test really should fail. So literally thousands of potentially dangerous vehicles that should have failed the MOT last year have been allowed back on the road.  Some of them had dodgy brakes, suspension, etc.

Extrapolated, that’s over 2.9 million potentially dangerous vehicles back on the road thanks to lax testing regimes.  And why? What Car? Reckons it’s because some garages simply don’t uphold the MOT testing standards. 

What Car? got this info through a Freedom of Information request to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Their analysis makes for scary reading. Any vehicle that should fail the test must be repaired and re-tested.