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 12.4% 11.9% +4%
Suspension 10.3% 9.6% +7%
Brakes 7.8% 7.7% +1%
Tyres 7.2% 5.8% +24%
Visibility 6.8% 5.3% +27%
Body, chassis, structure 4.5% 4.1% +10%
Noise, emissions and leaks 4.0% 3.6% +14%
Steering 1.9% 1.9% −0%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.5% 1.3% +21%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 95 17.9% 6.9% +158%
2018 1,756 12.5% 9.6% +30%
2017 34,659 13.5% 10.0% +35%
2016 36,284 16.3% 14.9% +9%
2015 36,037 20.2% 18.1% +11%
2014 34,455 23.7% 21.5% +10%
2013 31,439 27.2% 25.3% +7%
2012 28,445 31.0% 28.7% +8%
2011 27,448 34.1% 31.8% +7%
2010 29,649 39.3% 35.5% +11%
2009 28,840 42.3% 37.8% +12%
2008 28,567 45.9% 40.6% +13%
2007 29,468 48.2% 41.9% +15%
2006 24,696 50.2% 43.7% +15%
2005 20,737 52.1% 45.0% +16%
2004 16,818 53.5% 46.2% +16%
2003 13,156 53.7% 46.1% +16%
2002 9,714 55.0% 46.2% +19%
2001 6,436 53.3% 45.3% +18%
2000 3,988 52.5% 43.9% +20%
1999 2,533 51.3% 42.3% +21%
1998 1,866 48.7% 40.1% +21%
1997 1,188 46.8% 38.6% +21%
1996 850 46.1% 37.6% +23%
1995 658 45.0% 36.0% +25%
1994 497 40.8% 35.1% +16%
1993 399 45.1% 35.3% +28%
1992 332 43.4% 34.3% +26%
1991 403 40.2% 33.9% +19%
1990 359 39.3% 32.2% +22%
1989 344 36.9% 31.3% +18%
1988 189 38.6% 30.7% +26%
1987 160 34.4% 30.6% +12%
1986 139 36.0% 29.8% +21%
1985 112 28.6% 29.6% −3%
1984 87 35.6% 27.9% +28%
1983 91 36.3% 28.0% +29%
1982 52 25.0% 29.2% −15%
1980 62 30.6% 25.3% +21%
1971 159 31.4% 20.2% +56%
1970 53 41.5% 20.0% +107%
1969 51 39.2% 20.1% +95%
1968 63 34.9% 19.5% +79%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 591 2.9% 10.3% −72%
Morgan 210 6.7% 14.9% −55%
Bentley 373 9.7% 10.6% −9%
TVR 118 14.4% 14.7% −2%
Porsche 1,994 17.7% 14.8% +19%
Tesla 134 18.7% 11.6% +61%
Lotus 150 18.7% 17.5% +6%
Lexus 1,987 22.6% 19.2% +17%
Dacia 1,702 24.5% 24.0% +2%
Abarth 332 26.2% 20.4% +29%
Land Rover 10,123 28.5% 25.6% +11%
Triumph 101 28.7% 29.7% −3%
Audi 22,684 28.7% 22.0% +31%
Hyundai 14,719 29.5% 26.4% +12%
Skoda 10,533 29.6% 23.8% +25%
BMW 25,222 29.7% 23.1% +29%
smart 347 30.0% 31.3% −4%
Jaguar 4,338 30.3% 25.0% +21%
MINI 11,900 31.3% 25.8% +21%
Kia 9,600 32.4% 27.0% +20%
Jeep 758 32.5% 25.9% +25%
SsangYong 163 32.5% 28.9% +12%
SEAT 8,536 33.4% 28.0% +19%
Toyota 24,798 34.2% 27.8% +23%
Mazda 10,120 34.6% 28.6% +21%
Mercedes-Benz 13,848 34.6% 26.2% +32%
Mitsubishi 5,684 34.9% 30.4% +15%
Perodua 124 35.5% 30.8% +15%
Suzuki 5,020 35.5% 28.2% +26%
Nissan 24,297 35.9% 29.1% +23%
Honda 18,606 36.1% 28.9% +25%
MG 744 36.3% 30.9% +18%
DS 1,973 36.6% 33.8% +8%
FIAT 13,346 37.3% 32.0% +16%
Subaru 737 37.6% 28.7% +31%
Volvo 6,493 37.6% 29.8% +26%
Ford 82,202 38.1% 31.6% +21%
Vauxhall 55,693 38.1% 34.0% +12%
Isuzu 402 38.3% 41.1% −7%
Volkswagen 53,508 38.6% 29.4% +31%
Peugeot 28,469 38.8% 34.8% +11%
Alfa Romeo 1,307 40.9% 33.1% +24%
Daihatsu 515 41.7% 36.7% +14%
Citroen 18,354 42.5% 35.4% +20%
SAAB 1,689 43.9% 39.3% +12%
Renault 19,038 44.5% 39.6% +12%
Chrysler 466 45.5% 41.2% +10%
Rover 780 47.6% 43.1% +10%
Chevrolet 1,409 50.2% 45.0% +12%
Dodge 134 55.2% 41.3% +34%
Talbot 124 57.3% 46.4% +23%
Daewoo 235 60.9% 53.1% +15%

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