MoT Data for Birmingham

There's plenty of green in the tables showing the performance of cars MoT'd in Birmingham (B) postcodes. You're less likely to fail an MoT test on all the major areas tested, with the exception of lighting and signalling and body and structure faults - neither of which is massively worse than average. 

Although you're marginally more likely to fail an MoT in the first few years, cars from almost all other years you're less likely to. It's an incredibly similar story over in neighbouring Coventry and the two areas sit side-by-side in the overall table with similar average pass rates. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 11.9% 11.9% +0%
Suspension 7.8% 9.6% −18%
Brakes 6.2% 7.7% −20%
Visibility 5.1% 5.3% −4%
Tyres 4.9% 5.8% −15%
Body, chassis, structure 3.5% 4.1% −15%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.8% 3.6% −20%
Steering 1.6% 1.9% −18%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.0% 1.3% −18%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 250 2.0% 3.1% −36%
2018 668 8.8% 8.2% +8%
2017 3,358 11.0% 10.2% +7%
2016 70,044 13.1% 12.8% +2%
2015 66,902 15.5% 15.6% −1%
2014 63,198 18.5% 19.2% −4%
2013 58,961 21.6% 23.1% −7%
2012 54,208 24.9% 26.9% −7%
2011 51,758 27.7% 30.2% −8%
2010 54,980 31.1% 34.4% −9%
2009 54,151 33.6% 37.0% −9%
2008 56,827 35.9% 40.4% −11%
2007 59,955 36.6% 42.1% −13%
2006 52,050 37.8% 44.1% −14%
2005 44,267 39.4% 46.0% −14%
2004 36,604 40.6% 47.6% −15%
2003 27,734 41.2% 47.9% −14%
2002 20,102 41.8% 48.1% −13%
2001 12,539 41.9% 47.6% −12%
2000 7,491 40.7% 46.4% −12%
1999 4,928 38.2% 44.9% −15%
1998 3,239 36.8% 42.5% −13%
1997 2,226 34.6% 41.2% −16%
1996 1,526 31.5% 39.9% −21%
1995 1,243 32.2% 38.5% −17%
1994 911 33.8% 37.4% −10%
1993 769 29.0% 36.8% −21%
1992 640 32.2% 35.9% −10%
1991 686 28.1% 35.0% −20%
1990 732 26.6% 33.1% −19%
1989 562 24.2% 32.0% −24%
1988 345 24.9% 32.0% −22%
1987 269 27.1% 30.6% −11%
1986 264 26.5% 31.3% −15%
1985 210 21.0% 30.1% −30%
1984 172 17.4% 29.0% −40%
1983 133 24.8% 28.4% −13%
1982 102 21.6% 29.1% −26%
1981 121 20.7% 27.7% −25%
1980 142 26.8% 26.4% +1%
1979 121 20.7% 24.0% −14%
1978 74 23.0% 24.5% −6%
1975 51 15.7% 22.1% −29%
1972 50 16.0% 20.9% −23%
1971 273 22.3% 22.4% −0%
1970 79 13.9% 20.7% −33%
1969 59 15.3% 20.1% −24%
1968 54 18.5% 19.2% −4%
1967 51 15.7% 20.2% −22%
1965 50 22.0% 17.4% +26%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 813 6.5% 12.4% −47%
TVR 128 8.6% 17.8% −52%
Rolls-Royce 255 9.4% 13.2% −29%
Lotus 321 10.0% 18.4% −46%
Aston Martin 189 11.1% 12.5% −11%
Infiniti 334 11.7% 12.5% −7%
Tesla 102 11.8% 11.0% +7%
Porsche 4,091 12.3% 16.9% −27%
Ferrari 365 14.5% 9.8% +48%
Lexus 3,841 19.6% 21.7% −10%
Maserati 273 20.1% 20.0% +1%
Audi 46,173 20.5% 24.0% −15%
BMW 52,236 21.7% 25.1% −13%
Dacia 1,587 22.6% 23.3% −3%
Abarth 270 23.0% 23.6% −3%
Land Rover 17,359 23.3% 28.1% −17%
Skoda 16,204 24.2% 25.9% −6%
MINI 18,286 24.3% 27.2% −11%
Hyundai 24,412 24.8% 28.0% −11%
Subaru 1,433 24.8% 30.0% −17%
Perodua 103 25.2% 31.2% −19%
Jeep 1,244 25.5% 28.1% −9%
Kia 14,312 26.5% 29.0% −9%
Jaguar 8,901 26.8% 28.2% −5%
Mazda 13,450 27.2% 30.4% −11%
Mercedes-Benz 29,569 28.2% 29.1% −3%
Toyota 50,961 28.3% 29.3% −3%
SEAT 15,667 28.5% 31.1% −8%
SsangYong 244 28.7% 31.6% −9%
Honda 30,749 28.7% 30.7% −7%
Mitsubishi 6,398 28.9% 32.5% −11%
smart 428 29.0% 31.6% −8%
Volkswagen 79,667 29.0% 31.7% −8%
Nissan 40,086 29.2% 31.3% −7%
Triumph 187 29.4% 32.1% −8%
MG 2,386 29.6% 35.0% −16%
Isuzu 460 29.8% 42.3% −30%
FIAT 20,746 30.6% 33.7% −9%
Alfa Romeo 2,672 31.0% 34.9% −11%
Suzuki 6,325 31.2% 30.5% +3%
DS 3,747 31.3% 32.4% −3%
Volvo 11,620 31.8% 32.6% −2%
Ford 146,439 31.9% 33.5% −5%
Daihatsu 596 33.6% 37.3% −10%
Vauxhall 103,376 33.8% 36.2% −6%
Peugeot 47,316 33.9% 37.1% −8%
Proton 219 35.6% 47.3% −25%
Chrysler 1,134 35.6% 42.4% −16%
Citroen 29,548 36.2% 37.6% −4%
SAAB 2,638 37.9% 40.7% −7%
Rover 3,312 37.9% 45.4% −17%
Renault 31,885 38.9% 43.2% −10%
Chevrolet 3,659 39.7% 43.9% −10%
Dodge 333 41.1% 43.8% −6%
Talbot 171 43.3% 47.4% −9%
Daewoo 357 45.9% 55.6% −17%
LTI 595 55.6% 40.0% +39%

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