MoT Data for Bolton

With an MoT pass rate of 62 per cent, the Bolton (BL) postcode area is mid-table in the national MoT table.

In the table of common failure items there's a mixture of red and green numbers, showing mixed performance - but there's not a huge amount of deviation from the national average in either direction.

1980s cars pass rates slightly above the national average, but there as so few are tested not much can be taken from this. The rest of the table is a very mixed bag, with red and green numbers, but very little deviation either way from the average nationwide pass rate.

It's a mixed picture for manufacturers too, with Porsche, Lexus, Smart and Chevrolet appearing top. Bolton is ahead of Stockport and Guildford in the national table. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 10.8% 11.9% −10%
Suspension 9.5% 9.6% −1%
Brakes 7.6% 7.7% −1%
Tyres 6.1% 5.8% +5%
Visibility 5.1% 5.3% −5%
Body, chassis, structure 3.8% 4.1% −7%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.0% 3.6% −16%
Steering 1.7% 1.9% −14%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.3% 1.3% −2%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 117 2.6% 8.2% −69%
2017 1,105 8.4% 10.2% −18%
2016 23,122 12.2% 12.8% −5%
2015 20,184 15.1% 15.6% −3%
2014 17,884 19.1% 19.2% −0%
2013 16,081 22.7% 23.1% −2%
2012 13,409 27.2% 26.9% +1%
2011 12,008 29.7% 30.2% −2%
2010 12,065 33.7% 34.4% −2%
2009 11,910 36.5% 37.0% −2%
2008 11,744 38.7% 40.4% −4%
2007 12,542 41.1% 42.1% −2%
2006 10,566 42.3% 44.1% −4%
2005 8,877 43.3% 46.0% −6%
2004 7,345 44.5% 47.6% −7%
2003 5,292 45.2% 47.9% −6%
2002 3,785 46.3% 48.1% −4%
2001 2,228 46.2% 47.6% −3%
2000 1,255 46.2% 46.4% −0%
1999 822 42.5% 44.9% −5%
1998 515 37.9% 42.5% −11%
1997 393 34.1% 41.2% −17%
1996 236 41.1% 39.9% +3%
1995 199 31.7% 38.5% −18%
1994 151 30.5% 37.4% −19%
1993 138 36.2% 36.8% −2%
1992 117 34.2% 35.9% −5%
1991 131 29.0% 35.0% −17%
1990 115 28.7% 33.1% −13%
1989 105 29.5% 32.0% −8%
1988 58 32.8% 32.0% +2%
1987 62 19.4% 30.6% −37%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 1,258 13.3% 16.9% −21%
Lexus 1,795 17.3% 21.7% −20%
Bentley 149 19.5% 12.4% +57%
Audi 10,855 20.6% 24.0% −14%
Land Rover 4,881 21.5% 28.1% −23%
Isuzu 118 22.0% 42.3% −48%
Jaguar 2,120 22.6% 28.2% −20%
Dacia 731 22.8% 23.3% −2%
Kia 7,926 23.8% 29.0% −18%
BMW 10,430 23.8% 25.1% −5%
Subaru 246 24.0% 30.0% −20%
MINI 3,913 25.8% 27.2% −5%
Volvo 2,968 25.9% 32.6% −20%
Jeep 244 26.2% 28.1% −7%
Hyundai 4,769 26.4% 28.0% −6%
Skoda 3,203 26.7% 25.9% +3%
Toyota 18,628 27.0% 29.3% −8%
Mazda 3,040 27.9% 30.4% −8%
Volkswagen 18,389 28.1% 31.7% −11%
Honda 6,635 28.3% 30.7% −8%
Suzuki 2,263 28.3% 30.5% −7%
Mercedes-Benz 6,632 29.1% 29.1% +0%
Nissan 10,627 30.2% 31.3% −3%
MG 298 31.2% 35.0% −11%
Daihatsu 143 31.5% 37.3% −16%
SEAT 2,385 31.7% 31.1% +2%
DS 1,090 32.1% 32.4% −1%
Ford 30,704 32.5% 33.5% −3%
Mitsubishi 1,300 32.5% 32.5% +0%
FIAT 5,513 33.1% 33.7% −2%
Chrysler 227 33.9% 42.4% −20%
SAAB 513 35.7% 40.7% −12%
Peugeot 9,875 35.7% 37.1% −4%
Vauxhall 24,752 36.7% 36.2% +2%
Citroen 7,754 37.3% 37.6% −1%
SsangYong 163 37.4% 31.6% +19%
Rover 318 38.4% 45.4% −16%
Renault 8,053 39.1% 43.2% −9%
Chevrolet 831 39.7% 43.9% −10%
Alfa Romeo 466 40.6% 34.9% +16%

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