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NCT Yearly Test Statistics

January 2018

2018 Pass Fail Refusal Fail Dangerous Total
Full Tests 69,293 (51%) 66,115 (48.6%) 428 (.4%) 135,836
Re-Tests 50,001 (92%) 4,261 (7.9%) 81 (.1%) 54,343

Category of cars due for testing in 2018 are 2014 reg., 2012 reg., 2010 reg., 2008 reg. and older registered vehicles.

2014 Reg Vehicles:
2012 Reg Vehicles:
2010 Reg Vehicles:
2008 and older:

NCT Results 1st Jan to 31st December 2017

2017 Pass Fail Refusal Fail Dangerous Total
Full Tests 667,007 (49.2%) 683,352 (50.4%) 5,187 (.4%) 1,355,546
Re-Tests 628,305 (91.3%) 59,093 (8.6%) 938 (.1%) 688,336

Category of cars due for testing in 2017 are 2013 reg., 2011 reg., 2009 reg., 2007 reg. and older registered vehicles.

2013 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 80% and Re-test Pass Rate is 97%.
2011 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 70% and Re-test Pass Rate is 96%.
2009 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 56% and Re-test Pass Rate is 94%.
2007 and older:
First time Pass Rate is 40% and Re-test Pass Rate is 90%.

NCT Results For 1st January - 31st January 2018 2016

2016 Pass Fail Refusal Fail Dangerous Total
Full Tests 702,765 (48%) 757,148 (51.6%) 5,789 (.4%) 1,465,702
Re-Tests 689,445 (90.8%) 68,997 (9.1%) 1,056 (.1%) 759,498

Category of cars due for testing in 2016 are 2012 reg., 2010 reg., 2008 reg., 2006 reg. and older registered vehicles.

2012 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 83% and Re-test Pass Rate is 97%.
2009 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 65% and Re-test Pass Rate is 95%.
2007 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 54% and Re-test Pass Rate is 93%.
2005 and older:
First time Pass Rate is 37% and Re-test Pass Rate is 89%.

The main failure items for 2016 were:

1 :
Tyres *
2 :
Front Suspension.
3 :
Brake Line / Hoses
4 :
Headlamp Aim.
5 :
Stop Lamps.

* In previous years tyres were recorded under three separate headings (condition, thread and specification) but they are now all being grouped under the one heading. The overall failure rate has remained constant when compared to previous years.

NCT Results For 1st January - 31st January 2018 2015

2015 Pass Fail Refusal Fail Dangerous Total
Full Tests 730,314 (48.9%) 756,433 (50.7%) 5,432 (.4%) 1,492,179
Re-Tests 698,365 (90.9%) 68,321 (9%) 990 (.1%) 767,679

Category of cars due for testing in 2015 are 2011 reg., 2009 reg., 2007 reg., 2005 reg. and older registered vehicles.

2011 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 80% and Re-test Pass Rate is 97%.
2009 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 67% and Re-test Pass Rate is 96%.
2007 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 58% and Re-test Pass Rate is 94%.
2005 and older:
First time Pass Rate is 39% and Re-test Pass Rate is 89%.

The main failure items for 2015 were:

1 :
Front Suspension.
2 :
Brake Line / Hoses.
3 :
Headlamp Aim.
4 :
Tyre Condition.
5 :
Stop Lamps.

NCT Results For 1st January - 31st January 2018 2014

2014 Pass Fail Refusal Fail Dangerous Total
Full Tests 650,215 (48.4%) 689,253 (51.2%) 4,800 (.4%) 1,344,265
Re-Tests 620,469 (90.9%) 61,072 (9%) 824 (.1%) 682,365

Category of cars tested in 2014 are 2010 reg., 2008 reg., 2006 reg., 2004 reg. and older registered vehicles.

2010 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 77% and Re-test Pass Rate is 97%.
2008 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 67% and Re-test Pass Rate is 95%.
2006 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 56% and Re-test Pass Rate is 94%.
2004 and older:
First time Pass Rate is 38% and Re-test Pass Rate is 89%.

The main failure items for 2014 were:

1 :
Front Suspension.
2 :
Tyre Condition.
3 :
Headlamp Aim.
4 :
Brake Line / Hoses.
5 :
Stop Lamps.

NCT Results For 1st January - 31st January 2018 2013

2013 Pass Fail Refusal Fail Dangerous Total
Full Tests 545,201 (46.6%) 621,398 (53%) 4,300 (.4%) 1,170,899
Re-Tests 556,450 (90.6%) 56,957 (9.3%) 628 (.1%) 614,035

Category of cars tested in 2013 are 2009 reg., 2007 reg., 2005 reg..

2009 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 73% and Re-test Pass Rate is 96%.
2007 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 65% and Re-test Pass Rate is 95%.
2005 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 53% and Re-test Pass Rate is 93%.
2003 and older:
First time Pass Rate is 37% and Re-test Pass Rate is 89%.

The main failure items for 2013 were:

1 :
Front Suspension.
2 :
Tyre Condition.
3 :
Brake Line / Hoses.
4 :
Stop Lamps.
5 :
Steering Linkage.

NCT Results For 1st January - 31st January 2018 2012

2012 Pass Fail Refusal Fail Dangerous Total
Full Tests 515,217 (48.3%) 548,624 (51.3%) 4,144 (.4%) 1,067,985
Re-Tests 482,251 (90.5%) 49,747 (9.4%) 588 (.1%) 532,586

Category of cars tested in 2012 are 2008 reg., 2006 reg., 2004 reg.

2008 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 73% and Re-test Pass Rate is 96%.
2006 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 63% and Re-test Pass Rate is 93%.
2004 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 50% and Re-test Pass Rate is 91%.
2002 and older:
First time Pass Rate is 35% and Re-test Pass Rate is 85%.

The main failure items for 2012 were:

1 :
Front Suspension.
2 :
Tyre Condition.
3 :
Headlamp Aim.
4 :
Brake Line / Hoses.
5 :
Stop Lamps.

NCT Results For 1st January - 31st January 2018 2011

2011 Pass Fail Refusal Fail Dangerous Total
Full Tests 498,559 (50.6%) 482,084 (49%) 4,325 (.4%) 984,968
Re-Tests 420,121 (90.5%) 43,575 (9.4%) 641 (.1%) 464,337

Category of cars tested in 2011 are 2007 reg., 2005 reg., 2003 reg.

2007 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 72% and Re-test Pass Rate is 96%.
2005 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 58% and Re-test Pass Rate is 94%.
2003 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 46% and Re-test Pass Rate is 91%.
2001 and older:
First time Pass Rate is 31% and Re-test Pass Rate is 86%.

The main failure items for 2011 were:

1 :
Front Suspension.
2 :
Headlamp Aim.
3 :
Tyre Condition.
4 :
Brake Line / Hoses.
5 :
Wheels.

NCT Results For 1st January - 31st January 2018 2010

2010 Pass Fail Refusal Fail Dangerous Total
Full Tests 462,282 (51.7%) 426,956 (47.8%) 4,426 (.4%) 893,664
Re-Tests 379,608 (90.6%) 38,975 (9.3%) 494 (.1%) 419,077

Category of cars tested in 2010 are 2006 reg., 2004 reg., 2002 reg., 2002 reg., 97-98 reg. and all pre 92 reg vehicles.

2006 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 72% and Re-test Pass Rate is 96%.
2004 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 61% and Re-test Pass Rate is 94%.
2002 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 50% and Re-test Pass Rate is 92%.
2000 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 41% and Re-test Pass Rate is 89%.
1997 and 1998 Reg:
First time Pass Rate is 32% and Re-test Pass Rate is 87%.
Pre 1992 Reg:
First time Pass Rate is 36% and Re-test Pass Rate is 88%.

The main failure items for 2011 were:

1 :
Front Suspension.
2 :
Headlamp Aim.
3 :
Tyre Condition.
4 :
Stop Lamps.
5 :
Brake Line / Hoses.