MoT Data for Bath

There's a lot of red in the MoT data for Bath (BA) postcode areas. Every major area that comes under MoT scrutiny is more likely to fail than the national average, with seat belt problems faring especially badly. The overall pass rate is 56 per cent.

You're more likely to pass your test if you have a car registered in 2008, 2009 or 2010, though it's the reverse story for every other year and the deviation from average isn't typicallysignificant. Older cars perform especially badly and are significantly worse than the national average.

Cars MoT'd in neighbouring Bristol perform slightly worse, with an overall pass rate of 55 per cent, there's not much in it. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 13.8% 11.9% +16%
Suspension 11.7% 9.6% +22%
Brakes 8.7% 7.7% +13%
Tyres 7.2% 5.8% +24%
Visibility 6.5% 5.3% +22%
Body, chassis, structure 5.4% 4.1% +30%
Noise, emissions and leaks 4.7% 3.6% +33%
Steering 2.4% 1.9% +25%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.9% 1.3% +49%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 691 10.3% 10.2% +0%
2016 19,335 13.5% 12.8% +5%
2015 18,928 16.2% 15.6% +4%
2014 17,564 18.9% 19.2% −2%
2013 15,945 22.6% 23.1% −2%
2012 14,664 26.1% 26.9% −3%
2011 13,534 29.9% 30.2% −1%
2010 14,993 35.1% 34.4% +2%
2009 14,691 39.3% 37.0% +6%
2008 14,738 43.9% 40.4% +9%
2007 15,985 46.9% 42.1% +11%
2006 14,401 50.0% 44.1% +13%
2005 13,009 53.3% 46.0% +16%
2004 11,346 56.3% 47.6% +18%
2003 9,328 56.3% 47.9% +18%
2002 7,298 57.8% 48.1% +20%
2001 4,981 57.9% 47.6% +22%
2000 3,147 57.7% 46.4% +24%
1999 2,112 55.9% 44.9% +24%
1998 1,475 52.3% 42.5% +23%
1997 1,112 53.4% 41.2% +30%
1996 718 50.3% 39.9% +26%
1995 601 50.7% 38.5% +32%
1994 420 48.6% 37.4% +30%
1993 355 47.9% 36.8% +30%
1992 357 46.2% 35.9% +29%
1991 329 48.9% 35.0% +40%
1990 336 45.5% 33.1% +38%
1989 258 48.1% 32.0% +50%
1988 154 44.2% 32.0% +38%
1987 133 44.4% 30.6% +45%
1986 128 38.3% 31.3% +22%
1985 95 35.8% 30.1% +19%
1984 78 46.2% 29.0% +59%
1983 74 40.5% 28.4% +43%
1982 68 36.8% 29.1% +26%
1980 72 40.3% 26.4% +52%
1979 56 32.1% 24.0% +34%
1971 135 31.9% 22.4% +42%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 654 21.9% 16.9% +30%
Abarth 174 25.3% 23.6% +7%
Dacia 850 25.3% 23.3% +8%
Audi 12,488 29.0% 24.0% +21%
Hyundai 4,664 29.8% 28.0% +6%
Skoda 6,504 29.9% 25.9% +15%
BMW 12,221 29.9% 25.1% +20%
MINI 6,977 30.8% 27.2% +13%
Lexus 510 31.6% 21.7% +45%
Suzuki 3,498 31.7% 30.5% +4%
Kia 6,579 32.0% 29.0% +10%
DS 940 32.0% 32.4% −1%
Toyota 12,333 33.9% 29.3% +16%
Honda 9,048 34.0% 30.7% +11%
Mercedes-Benz 5,933 35.3% 29.1% +22%
Nissan 12,777 36.1% 31.3% +15%
smart 149 36.2% 31.6% +15%
Land Rover 9,110 36.4% 28.1% +30%
Volvo 4,609 36.6% 32.6% +12%
FIAT 6,463 37.2% 33.7% +10%
SEAT 3,412 37.3% 31.1% +20%
Volkswagen 29,432 37.5% 31.7% +18%
Jeep 468 38.2% 28.1% +36%
Mazda 5,024 38.4% 30.4% +26%
Jaguar 1,685 39.2% 28.2% +39%
Isuzu 469 39.2% 42.3% −7%
Ford 37,501 39.9% 33.5% +19%
Subaru 581 39.9% 30.0% +33%
SsangYong 177 40.1% 31.6% +27%
Alfa Romeo 671 40.7% 34.9% +17%
Peugeot 15,253 40.8% 37.1% +10%
Vauxhall 25,987 41.3% 36.2% +14%
Citroen 11,456 41.7% 37.6% +11%
MG 587 43.8% 35.0% +25%
Daihatsu 354 44.6% 37.3% +20%
Mitsubishi 2,853 44.7% 32.5% +38%
SAAB 1,062 46.7% 40.7% +15%
Renault 10,090 48.0% 43.2% +11%
Chevrolet 650 52.8% 43.9% +20%
Chrysler 221 56.1% 42.4% +32%
Talbot 105 56.2% 47.4% +19%
Rover 642 56.2% 45.4% +24%

 

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