MoT Data for Bristol

Cars that have an MoT test in Bristol (BS) postcodes have a 55 per cent chance of passing, which is towards the bottom of the national table. 

Cars MoT'd in this postcode have higher relative failure rates on all the common reasons for failure and every year of registration has a higher failure rate than the national average, excepting 1981 and 1984. There are very few cars from those years represented in the figures, though, so it’s not worth reading too far into.

It's more of a mixed picture for manufacturers. Many are below the national average, though several manufacturers including Lexus have above average pass rates in BS areas compared to the nationwide average.

Bristol performs similarly to Portsmouth and Aberdeen, with the same average pass rate. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 14.8% 11.9% +25%
Suspension 11.2% 9.6% +17%
Brakes 8.5% 7.7% +11%
Tyres 7.5% 5.8% +29%
Visibility 7.0% 5.3% +31%
Body, chassis, structure 5.0% 4.1% +21%
Noise, emissions and leaks 4.7% 3.6% +31%
Steering 2.1% 1.9% +10%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.8% 1.3% +42%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 246 19.5% 8.2% +139%
2017 1,475 12.1% 10.2% +18%
2016 37,065 13.7% 12.8% +6%
2015 37,359 17.3% 15.6% +11%
2014 35,693 21.3% 19.2% +11%
2013 32,284 25.1% 23.1% +9%
2012 29,490 29.0% 26.9% +8%
2011 28,661 32.6% 30.2% +8%
2010 31,215 37.8% 34.4% +10%
2009 30,640 41.0% 37.0% +11%
2008 31,495 45.6% 40.4% +13%
2007 33,856 47.5% 42.1% +13%
2006 29,305 50.5% 44.1% +14%
2005 25,727 53.0% 46.0% +15%
2004 21,770 55.2% 47.6% +16%
2003 17,475 55.2% 47.9% +15%
2002 13,576 55.7% 48.1% +16%
2001 8,933 55.3% 47.6% +16%
2000 5,693 53.7% 46.4% +16%
1999 3,574 53.3% 44.9% +19%
1998 2,501 49.6% 42.5% +17%
1997 1,644 50.5% 41.2% +23%
1996 1,127 47.7% 39.9% +20%
1995 833 46.9% 38.5% +22%
1994 629 45.9% 37.4% +23%
1993 560 46.1% 36.8% +25%
1992 477 44.2% 35.9% +23%
1991 527 41.9% 35.0% +20%
1990 434 42.6% 33.1% +29%
1989 398 41.0% 32.0% +28%
1988 250 40.4% 32.0% +26%
1987 201 38.8% 30.6% +27%
1986 184 35.3% 31.3% +13%
1985 146 37.0% 30.1% +23%
1984 103 39.8% 29.0% +37%
1983 117 41.9% 28.4% +48%
1982 89 40.4% 29.1% +39%
1981 77 37.7% 27.7% +36%
1980 98 21.4% 26.4% −19%
1979 84 27.4% 24.0% +14%
1973 50 32.0% 21.2% +51%
1971 223 36.3% 22.4% +62%
1970 72 41.7% 20.7% +101%
1969 70 41.4% 20.1% +106%
1968 78 42.3% 19.2% +120%
1967 56 41.1% 20.2% +104%
1965 52 23.1% 17.4% +33%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 521 6.3% 12.5% −49%
Bentley 345 7.8% 12.4% −37%
Morgan 211 10.0% 16.5% −40%
Lotus 192 12.5% 18.4% −32%
TVR 151 18.5% 17.8% +4%
Porsche 2,004 20.7% 16.9% +23%
Dacia 1,290 24.1% 23.3% +3%
Lexus 2,011 26.6% 21.7% +22%
Triumph 151 27.2% 32.1% −15%
Abarth 313 27.2% 23.6% +15%
Hyundai 13,955 29.2% 28.0% +4%
Audi 22,681 29.7% 24.0% +24%
MINI 11,798 31.4% 27.2% +16%
Land Rover 9,892 31.7% 28.1% +13%
Perodua 135 31.9% 31.2% +2%
Skoda 10,133 31.9% 25.9% +23%
BMW 25,398 32.1% 25.1% +28%
smart 367 32.4% 31.6% +3%
Kia 8,896 33.4% 29.0% +15%
Jeep 819 33.6% 28.1% +19%
MG 921 35.1% 35.0% +0%
DS 1,879 35.1% 32.4% +8%
Isuzu 389 35.5% 42.3% −16%
Jaguar 4,351 35.8% 28.2% +27%
Toyota 25,242 36.0% 29.3% +23%
Suzuki 4,823 36.6% 30.5% +20%
Mitsubishi 5,974 36.7% 32.5% +13%
Mazda 10,752 36.8% 30.4% +21%
Honda 19,237 37.1% 30.7% +21%
SEAT 8,426 37.2% 31.1% +19%
Nissan 23,735 37.2% 31.3% +19%
FIAT 13,883 37.6% 33.7% +12%
Mercedes-Benz 14,059 37.9% 29.1% +30%
Subaru 800 38.3% 30.0% +28%
Ford 85,250 39.6% 33.5% +18%
Volvo 6,569 40.3% 32.6% +24%
Volkswagen 54,398 40.5% 31.7% +28%
Vauxhall 59,475 40.7% 36.2% +12%
Peugeot 30,434 41.1% 37.1% +11%
Daihatsu 609 41.9% 37.3% +12%
SsangYong 122 42.6% 31.6% +35%
Citroen 19,312 43.5% 37.6% +16%
Alfa Romeo 1,498 43.7% 34.9% +25%
Chrysler 596 46.3% 42.4% +9%
Proton 125 47.2% 47.3% −0%
Renault 20,941 47.5% 43.2% +10%
SAAB 2,216 48.2% 40.7% +19%
Chevrolet 1,558 49.1% 43.9% +12%
Rover 1,115 49.9% 45.4% +10%
Dodge 160 50.6% 43.8% +16%
Talbot 174 58.0% 47.4% +23%
Daewoo 341 61.9% 55.6% +11%

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