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Category of cars tested in 2012 are 08 reg. 06 reg. 04 reg.

All vehicles due for their 10th anniversary inspection (2002 reg and older)and older are also due for their annual NCT.

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 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 35% and Re-test Pass Rate is 85%






Category of cars tested in 2011 are 07 reg. 05 reg. 03 reg.

This year saw the introduction of the annual test for all cars due for their 10th anniversary inspection and older.

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 Reg Vehicles: First time Pass Rate is 31% and Re-test Pass Rate is 86%



Category of cars tested in 2010 are 06 reg. 04 reg. 02 reg. 00 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 & 1998 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 32% and Re-test Pass Rate is 87%

Pre 1992 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 36% and Re-test Pass Rate is 88%


Category of cars tested in 2009 are 05 reg. 03 reg. 01 reg. 99 and all 92-96 reg vehicles.

05 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 72% and Re-test Pass Rate is 96%

03 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 61% and Re-test Pass Rate is 95%

01 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 51% and Re-test Pass Rate is 93%

01 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 51% and Re-test Pass Rate is 93%

99 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 41% and Re-test Pass Rate is 89%

92-96 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 33% and Re-test Pass Rate is 87%


1st January – 31st December 2011

1st January – 31st December 2010

1st January – 31st December 2009

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2012 2013

The Main failure items for 2011 were:

1

Front Suspension

2

Headlamp Aim

3

Tyre Condition

4

Brake Line / Hoses

5

Wheels

The Main failure items for 2010 were:

1

Front Suspension

2

Headlamp Aim

3

Tyre Condition

4

Stop Lamps

5

Brake Lines / hoses

The Main failure items for 2009 were:

1

Front Suspension

2

Brake Lines & Hoses

3

Tyre Condition

NCT Results for 2012





NCT Results for 2011





NCT Results for 2010





NCT Results for 2009





Category of cars tested in 2008 are 04 reg. 02 reg. 00 reg. 97 and 98 reg. and all pre 92 reg.

04 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 72% and Re-test Pass Rate is 96%

02 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 62% and Re-test Pass Rate is 95%

00 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 52% and Re-test Pass Rate is 92%

97 & 98 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 39% and Re-test Pass Rate is 88%

Pre 92 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 31% and Re-test Pass Rate is 88%


1st January – 31st December 2008

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The Main failure items for 2008 were:

1

Front Suspension

2

Tyre Thread

3

Brake lines / hoses

NCT Results for 2008





Category of cars tested in 2007 were 03 reg. 01 reg. 99 reg and all 92-96 reg.

03 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 70% and Re-test Pass Rate is 95%

01 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 61% and Re-test Pass Rate is 94%

99 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 50% and Re-test Pass Rate is 91%

92-96 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 35% and Re-test Pass Rate is 88%


1st January – 31st December 2007

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The Main failure items for 2008 were:

1

Front Suspension

2

Brake Line / Hoses

3

Tyre Condition

NCT Results for 2007





The Main failure items for 2012 were:

1

Front Suspension

2

Tyre Condition

3

Headlamp Aim

4

Brake Line / Hoses

5

Stop Lamps

Category of cars tested in 2013 are 09 reg. 07 reg. 05 reg.

All vehicles due for their 10th anniversary inspection (2003 reg and older)and older are also due for their annual NCT.

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 Reg Vehicles:
First time Pass Rate is 37% and Re-test Pass Rate is 89%



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1st January – 31st December 2013

NCT Results for 2013





Year   2013

Pass

Fail       Refusal

Fail   Dangerous

Total

Full Tests

160,978 (47.4%)

177,416 (52.2%)

1,175 (.4%)

339, 569

Re-Tests

148,452   (91%)

14,579    (8.9%)

167 (.1%)

163, 198

Year   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%)-167

- 2614,035

Year   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%)-167

- 2532,586

The Main failure items for 2013 were:

1

Front Suspension

2

Tyre Condition

3

Brake Line / Hoses

4

Stop Lamps

5

Steering Linkage

2014

Category of cars due for testing in 2014 are

2010 Registered Vehicles

2008 Registered Vehicles  

2006 Registered Vehicles

2004 Registered Vehicles and Older


All vehicles due for their 10th anniversary inspection (2004 reg and older)and older are also due for their annual NCT.




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1st January – 31st August 2014

NCT Results for 2014





Year   2013

Pass

Fail       Refusal

Fail   Dangerous

Total

Full Tests

160,978 (47.4%)

177,416 (52.2%)

1,175 (.4%)

339, 569

Re-Tests

148,452   (91%)

14,579    (8.9%)

167 (.1%)

163, 198

Year   2014

Pass

Fail       Refusal

Fail   Dangerous

Total

Full Tests

466,159  (48.7%)

487,575   (50.9%)

3,471  (.4%)

957205

Re-Tests

439,434  (91.1%)

 42,530   (8.8%)

 593  (.1%)

482557