The most common MOT failures revealed

A Volkswagen Passat CC car is tested for its exhaust emissions, at a MOT (Ministry of Transport) testing station in Walthamstow north east London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday 40 September 2015. See PA story  Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
A Volkswagen Passat CC car is tested for its exhaust emissions, at a MOT (Ministry of Transport) testing station in Walthamstow north east London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday 40 September 2015. See PA story Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Did your car pass its last MOT? There's a good chance it didn't – MOT failure rates in 2016 were at 36.8 per cent. And now, new research has revealed the most common reasons for cars to fail.

A study of over 19 million MOT records was compiled by service comparison site MyCarNeedsA.com, and found the causes of failure for vehicles. It found that an incredible 27.6 per cent of MOT failures in 2016 were caused by faulty lamps and reflectors. That's over five million cars in a single year.