MOT Failure Data Reflects Well On Japanese Car Makes
New figures show that, of vehicles first used in 2004, the Toyota Corolla has the lowest failure rate – just 11.2 per cent. The Ford Transit Connect had the highest failure rate at 30.5 per cent, followed by the Renault Megane at 28.1 per cent and the Ford Transit at 26.3 per cent. This data refers to 2007 MOT results. VOSA is expected to publish statistics for 2008 and 2009 later this year, and then each year in the future.
The MOT failure data for cars and small vans was published by VOSA for the first time on 11 January following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request made by the BBC. According to the BBC, VOSA had said publication would breach commercial confidentiality of the OEMs. However the Information Commissioner said it would be in the public interest and ordered the disclosure in December 2009.