MoT Data for Bradford

The MoT pass rate for Bradford is 56 per cent, which puts it near the bottom of the national table. Every major MoT test area that's examined performs worse than the national average except for seat belts. Worst of those is brakes, its 16.5 per cent failure rate is 50 per cent worse than than the national average.

Although most years of registration perform below the national average, older cars do better. Those registered in 1983 and 1984 are particularly good and are more than 20 per cent less likely than average to fail – though these cars only exist in very small numbers, so figures are easily skewed.

The manufacturer table lacks many of the luxury names - like Aston Martin and Bentley - that you often see elsewhere, but gives a good representation of mainstream models. Porsche, Chevrolet and Lexus top the table, though the numbers of cars being tested are only in the hundreds, with Rover, Renault and Daewoo at the bottom.

Bradford is below Cardiff and Bath in the overall national picture.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 17.9% 16.7% +7%
Suspension 14.9% 12.1% +23%
Brakes 12.1% 9.0% +34%
Tyres 8.0% 7.2% +11%
Driver's view of the road 6.8% 6.2% +10%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.3% 3.6% +19%
Steering 2.7% 2.3% +19%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.5% 1.6% −8%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.4% 1.1% +22%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 650 13.4% 13.2% +1%
2014 16,473 14.9% 14.3% +4%
2013 14,292 17.8% 16.9% +5%
2012 12,846 21.6% 20.9% +3%
2011 11,770 25.5% 24.6% +3%
2010 12,592 29.3% 29.2% +0%
2009 12,808 34.8% 32.8% +6%
2008 14,038 39.2% 37.0% +6%
2007 15,499 41.8% 39.6% +6%
2006 14,289 45.2% 42.2% +7%
2005 13,124 47.3% 45.0% +5%
2004 11,479 49.5% 47.4% +4%
2003 9,469 50.3% 48.6% +4%
2002 7,106 51.9% 49.6% +5%
2001 4,485 52.4% 49.6% +6%
2000 2,452 53.4% 49.2% +9%
1999 1,603 49.3% 48.8% +1%
1998 1,032 47.4% 46.8% +1%
1997 736 44.8% 45.5% −1%
1996 498 39.0% 44.2% −12%
1995 358 43.3% 42.3% +2%
1994 297 38.0% 41.0% −7%
1993 256 37.5% 40.5% −7%
1992 192 32.3% 39.1% −17%
1991 201 39.8% 38.9% +2%
1990 182 37.9% 37.1% +2%
1989 131 31.3% 35.2% −11%
1988 89 39.3% 35.0% +12%
1987 77 26.0% 34.4% −24%
1986 76 39.5% 34.0% +16%
1985 54 35.2% 33.9% +4%
1984 51 21.6% 32.7% −34%
1971 152 24.3% 24.9% −2%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 806 19.2% 29.3% −34%
Lexus 836 19.4% 23.4% −17%
Porsche 430 20.5% 19.3% +6%
Dacia 432 21.5% 20.3% +6%
Audi 10,049 25.8% 25.5% +1%
Subaru 527 26.8% 32.8% −18%
BMW 6,443 27.4% 26.9% +2%
Hyundai 3,480 30.2% 29.4% +2%
Land Rover 5,195 31.0% 31.0% +0%
Jaguar 1,701 31.1% 31.3% −1%
Volvo 3,090 31.6% 35.1% −10%
Skoda 5,318 32.2% 28.3% +14%
Volkswagen 23,129 32.4% 33.1% −2%
Suzuki 4,160 33.0% 32.4% +2%
Mazda 3,080 33.6% 32.2% +4%
Toyota 16,207 33.8% 30.1% +12%
Honda 5,999 33.9% 31.1% +9%
Mercedes-Benz 5,686 34.0% 30.4% +12%
MG 572 34.4% 41.7% −17%
SEAT 3,491 35.1% 32.6% +8%
Isuzu 273 35.9% 43.9% −18%
Mitsubishi 2,124 36.2% 36.4% −1%
Jeep 312 36.5% 36.0% +1%
Kia 2,965 36.9% 30.7% +20%
FIAT 4,773 37.3% 36.8% +1%
Daihatsu 302 37.4% 36.1% +4%
Nissan 7,578 37.5% 33.3% +12%
Chrysler 188 38.3% 41.8% −8%
Proton 176 39.8% 45.0% −12%
Alfa Romeo 428 40.4% 36.8% +10%
Ford 28,305 40.7% 35.2% +16%
Citroen 8,243 41.1% 40.6% +1%
SAAB 615 42.0% 40.6% +3%
Peugeot 10,936 42.0% 40.4% +4%
Vauxhall 23,828 42.6% 39.0% +9%
Chevrolet 656 46.6% 40.5% +15%
Rover 541 48.2% 47.0% +3%
Renault 7,639 49.1% 47.4% +4%

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