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MoT Data for Portsmouth

As is fairly typical for postcodes representing coastal areas, the MoT pass rare for PO areas is below average, with red numbers in the tables below showing poorer performance than is typical across the rest of the country.

The best performing manufacturers are fairly typical - Porsche, Aston Martin and Honda come out on the top of the manufacturer table for PO postcodes. Renault, Talbot and Daewoo are at the bottom. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 23.5% 20.2% +16%
Suspension 14.1% 13.5% +4%
Brakes 11.0% 11.0% −0%
Tyres 10.7% 8.5% +25%
Driver's view of the road 9.3% 7.6% +21%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 6.2% 5.2% +20%
Steering 3.4% 3.4% +1%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 2.9% 2.0% +42%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.4% 1.5% −3%
Registration plates and VIN 1.1% 0.9% +18%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2011 99 17.2% 13.8% +25%
2010 15,875 20.0% 18.4% +9%
2009 25,085 20.3% 19.6% +4%
2008 24,835 26.1% 24.6% +6%
2007 28,466 29.7% 28.8% +3%
2006 28,375 34.9% 33.2% +5%
2005 29,893 40.4% 38.4% +5%
2004 31,997 45.9% 43.1% +7%
2003 32,363 50.0% 46.5% +8%
2002 31,312 53.6% 49.2% +9%
2001 28,000 56.3% 51.4% +10%
2000 22,326 59.6% 53.6% +11%
1999 17,075 61.8% 54.8% +13%
1998 12,398 62.0% 54.6% +14%
1997 8,774 61.9% 54.3% +14%
1996 5,751 63.1% 54.0% +17%
1995 3,811 62.2% 52.5% +18%
1994 2,688 59.9% 51.1% +17%
1993 1,752 58.4% 50.3% +16%
1992 1,228 56.4% 47.3% +19%
1991 1,024 56.4% 46.0% +23%
1990 1,000 54.8% 45.3% +21%
1989 732 55.3% 44.5% +24%
1988 497 55.3% 43.4% +28%
1987 313 59.1% 42.7% +38%
1986 267 55.4% 41.7% +33%
1985 193 55.4% 40.9% +36%
1984 162 51.9% 41.2% +26%
1983 117 56.4% 41.4% +36%
1982 103 50.5% 40.4% +25%
1981 89 37.1% 37.4% −1%
1980 114 50.0% 36.6% +36%
1979 99 51.5% 36.0% +43%
1978 97 45.4% 34.9% +30%
1977 86 52.3% 34.8% +50%
1976 67 37.3% 36.6% +2%
1975 68 44.1% 34.7% +27%
1973 92 38.0% 29.3% +30%
1972 73 34.2% 26.6% +29%
1971 596 43.5% 31.5% +38%
1970 137 39.4% 29.0% +36%
1969 133 35.3% 28.8% +23%
1968 137 41.6% 27.8% +50%
1967 125 44.0% 27.7% +59%
1966 104 35.6% 27.0% +32%
1965 85 28.2% 25.5% +11%
1964 70 25.7% 24.8% +4%
1963 62 32.3% 24.8% +30%
1962 51 35.3% 23.3% +52%
1960 61 36.1% 23.9% +51%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 1,127 20.9% 21.4% −3%
Aston Martin 198 24.2% 13.3% +83%
Honda 13,943 30.2% 31.0% −2%
Lotus 143 31.5% 25.1% +25%
smart 1,141 32.7% 31.2% +5%
Chevrolet 874 33.2% 32.0% +4%
Lexus 736 33.8% 25.3% +34%
Toyota 17,846 34.0% 30.2% +12%
Kia 7,291 34.0% 33.3% +2%
Hyundai 9,745 35.5% 33.4% +6%
MINI 4,981 35.7% 32.4% +10%
Mazda 7,859 36.7% 32.8% +12%
Jaguar 3,524 36.8% 32.2% +14%
Dodge 151 37.1% 35.9% +3%
Audi 9,706 37.3% 30.5% +22%
Triumph 363 38.3% 39.4% −3%
Suzuki 5,661 38.5% 34.2% +13%
BMW 10,183 38.6% 32.2% +20%
Perodua 197 39.1% 31.3% +25%
Skoda 6,840 39.2% 35.0% +12%
Mercedes-Benz 13,071 39.8% 31.6% +26%
SAAB 2,857 41.7% 36.7% +14%
Isuzu 278 42.1% 42.0% +0%
Mitsubishi 3,754 42.1% 38.4% +10%
Subaru 934 42.6% 33.7% +26%
Daihatsu 1,121 43.2% 36.2% +19%
SEAT 4,453 43.5% 37.9% +15%
Nissan 14,921 44.3% 38.7% +14%
Land Rover 6,418 44.4% 36.4% +22%
Volkswagen 29,498 45.6% 37.1% +23%
FIAT 9,997 45.7% 43.4% +5%
Proton 331 47.1% 45.4% +4%
Jeep 871 47.4% 38.6% +23%
Ford 65,089 48.5% 40.7% +19%
Volvo 5,869 48.5% 40.5% +20%
Vauxhall 43,638 48.9% 43.1% +13%
Alfa Romeo 1,283 48.9% 44.4% +10%
Citroen 19,375 49.7% 44.2% +13%
MG 1,809 50.6% 47.4% +7%
Chrysler 1,103 52.3% 45.3% +15%
Peugeot 28,504 53.6% 46.2% +16%
Rover 4,897 53.9% 48.8% +11%
Renault 22,574 55.4% 51.1% +8%
Talbot 238 58.4% 50.6% +15%
Daewoo 1,264 62.1% 54.5% +14%

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