In October 2019 we had just over 50,000 searches through our website, our free check on the homepage includes a mileage check. In this blog post we have used the mileage data to give you an idea of how many vehicles have mileage issues.
What’s a mileage fail?
1. A vehicle that’s had its mileage lowered between MOT tests.
2. A vehicle that’s got a mixture of odometer readings in miles and kilometre.
What we found?
We checked a total of 51,009 vehicles in October 2019, we then went on to remove 7483 vehicles that didn’t have any mileage records, which left us with a total of 43,526 vehicles with mileage records.
Total vehicles checked: 43,526
Total vehicles that failed: 3257
Total fail percentage: 7.48%
Broken down figures
Failed on lowered mileage: 3028 of 43,526 (6.95%)
Failed on mix of odometer readings (miles and kilometres): 434 of 43,526 (0.99%)
Failed on mixture and lowered mileage: 205 of 43,526 (0.47%)
Average yearly mileage of failed vehicle: 8583
Average yearly mileage of passed vehicle: 9946
More information about this data
We used the gov.uk MOT API to gather the mileage records for the vehicle statistics shown in this test. All the vehicles in this test were what our users searched for during October 2019. We did this because we believe it gives a more up-to date view of the used car market vs using random registrations.
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