MoT Data for Cardiff

The Cardiff (CF) postcode covers more than just Cardiff itself, with a lot of surrounding countryside as well as coastal areas, none of which are very friendly to cars – which is perhaps why Cardiff is in the lower half of the table with an overall pass rate of 56%. Failure rates for all of the key areas are higher in CF postcodes, some significantly so.

Most of the numbers in the rest of the tables are red, too, showing below average performance regardless of make and model or year of manufacture, with a few exceptions. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 13.6% 11.9% +14%
Suspension 10.8% 9.6% +13%
Brakes 9.5% 7.7% +23%
Tyres 8.2% 5.8% +41%
Visibility 6.4% 5.3% +20%
Body, chassis, structure 4.7% 4.1% +13%
Noise, emissions and leaks 4.1% 3.6% +15%
Steering 2.3% 1.9% +18%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.7% 1.3% +31%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 147 4.1% 8.2% −50%
2017 1,335 11.2% 10.2% +9%
2016 41,995 13.8% 12.8% +8%
2015 40,160 17.5% 15.6% +12%
2014 40,744 22.2% 19.2% +15%
2013 38,166 26.5% 23.1% +15%
2012 32,871 30.5% 26.9% +13%
2011 30,093 34.7% 30.2% +15%
2010 29,556 39.2% 34.4% +14%
2009 27,210 42.8% 37.0% +15%
2008 27,083 46.5% 40.4% +15%
2007 27,186 48.3% 42.1% +15%
2006 22,802 50.5% 44.1% +14%
2005 18,868 52.0% 46.0% +13%
2004 15,602 53.8% 47.6% +13%
2003 12,030 53.5% 47.9% +12%
2002 8,701 53.6% 48.1% +11%
2001 5,132 53.0% 47.6% +11%
2000 3,087 50.6% 46.4% +9%
1999 2,037 49.5% 44.9% +10%
1998 1,332 45.9% 42.5% +8%
1997 956 43.5% 41.2% +6%
1996 627 43.7% 39.9% +9%
1995 468 45.1% 38.5% +17%
1994 415 44.6% 37.4% +19%
1993 325 40.0% 36.8% +9%
1992 283 37.1% 35.9% +3%
1991 304 37.5% 35.0% +7%
1990 268 34.7% 33.1% +5%
1989 198 30.3% 32.0% −5%
1988 158 35.4% 32.0% +11%
1987 119 28.6% 30.6% −7%
1986 103 31.1% 31.3% −1%
1985 72 33.3% 30.1% +11%
1984 65 24.6% 29.0% −15%
1983 52 30.8% 28.4% +8%
1982 56 26.8% 29.1% −8%
1981 50 12.0% 27.7% −57%
1980 51 29.4% 26.4% +11%
1971 92 23.9% 22.4% +7%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 131 9.9% 12.4% −20%
Lotus 103 16.5% 18.4% −10%
Lexus 1,810 20.4% 21.7% −6%
Abarth 164 20.7% 23.6% −12%
Porsche 1,734 21.3% 16.9% +26%
Dacia 2,509 23.5% 23.3% +1%
Audi 21,392 25.9% 24.0% +8%
Skoda 8,089 27.4% 25.9% +6%
BMW 20,851 28.3% 25.1% +13%
MG 944 28.7% 35.0% −18%
Jeep 927 29.2% 28.1% +4%
Land Rover 8,638 29.5% 28.1% +5%
SsangYong 304 29.9% 31.6% −5%
Hyundai 14,377 30.0% 28.0% +7%
MINI 8,500 30.3% 27.2% +11%
Subaru 685 30.5% 30.0% +2%
Kia 10,415 30.7% 29.0% +6%
Toyota 18,749 31.4% 29.3% +7%
Jaguar 4,120 31.7% 28.2% +12%
Suzuki 9,058 31.8% 30.5% +4%
smart 201 32.3% 31.6% +2%
Isuzu 470 32.8% 42.3% −22%
Honda 12,048 33.0% 30.7% +7%
SEAT 6,726 33.4% 31.1% +7%
Mitsubishi 5,483 33.6% 32.5% +4%
Volvo 6,537 33.9% 32.6% +4%
Mercedes-Benz 11,877 34.0% 29.1% +17%
Nissan 21,557 35.0% 31.3% +12%
Volkswagen 44,746 35.2% 31.7% +11%
DS 3,157 36.1% 32.4% +12%
FIAT 13,963 36.8% 33.7% +9%
Mazda 7,809 36.8% 30.4% +21%
Alfa Romeo 1,298 37.5% 34.9% +8%
Ford 88,153 38.0% 33.5% +13%
Vauxhall 52,651 39.2% 36.2% +8%
Peugeot 23,933 39.2% 37.1% +6%
Daihatsu 515 40.6% 37.3% +9%
Citroen 20,585 40.8% 37.6% +9%
Chrysler 441 42.0% 42.4% −1%
Renault 22,969 45.4% 43.2% +5%
SAAB 1,509 46.7% 40.7% +15%
Chevrolet 2,812 49.7% 43.9% +13%
Dodge 113 50.4% 43.8% +15%
Rover 562 50.5% 45.4% +11%
Talbot 148 51.4% 47.4% +8%
Daewoo 271 66.4% 55.6% +19%

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