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The RSA (figures) says the majority of popular vehicles in Ireland fail NCT tests

Dublin: Most of Ireland’s most popular vehicles fail road safety tests, according to RSA figures. Almost half of the vehicles tested (47.2%) failed the road safety test, a decrease from 2020 (56.3%). This time, 400,000 more vehicles could be checked than in 2021. The test centre in Castlerea has had the most vehicles fail the test. (61.9%) Portlaoise had the fewest number of vehicles lost (39.8%).

Last year, approximately 1.42 million vehicles passed the NCT test. Out of these 200 popular car models, 79 failed the test. In the last three years, 50–51% of the vehicles that came to the test failed.

The figures were released by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) based on the results of all vehicles tested by the National Car Testing Service. According to the data, 45.8 percent of vehicles have failed the tests so far this year.

The most failed vehicle last year was the Lexus 200. The NCT test was failed by 72.3 percent of these models. Popular models like the Volkswagen Bora (71.7%), Vauxhall Vectra (71.3%), Seat Cordoba (70.6%), and Nissan Primera (68.5%) also failed the NCT test. failed the test. More than 60% of vehicles tested failed, including the Citroen C5, Opel Zafira, Ford Fusion, Nissan Almera, Peugeot 206, and Hyundai Accent.

Seat Ateca’s vehicles performed well in the NCT. Only 13.7 percent of the cars failed the test. Failure. Other vehicles with low failure rates are the Toyota HR (14.6%), Suzuki Vitara (18.2%), Renault Cadger (19.1%), and Mercedes-Benz CLA (19.8%).

The oldest vehicles to pass the NCT were 1982 models. 19 out of 27 vehicles failed the NCT, including the Ford Cortina, Volkswagen Golf, and various Mercedes-Benz models.

According to the figures, Citroen (57%) vehicles had the highest NCT failure rate. The leading brands in failure were Vauxhall (55.9%), Fiat (53.2%), Peugeot (52.2%), and Renault (51%). The selection is from the top 25 brands. 38.4 percent of Lexus vehicles failed the test.

39.6% of Dacia’s latest vehicles tested failed the test. The figures show that vehicle faults related to lighting and electrical equipment accounted for the highest number of failures (16.5%).

The steering and suspension tests were failed by 15.5% of the vehicles, and the side slip test was failed by 12%. One in every ten vehicles failed the brake test. Only 4 percent of the vehicles failed the pollution test.

Last year, 82,065 vehicles were deemed unroadworthy during the initial inspection. Even after the re-test, 2,735 vehicles have been found dangerous.

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