MoT Data for Chelmsford

Chelmsford’s MoT data tables are green with a few exceptions, meaning a good performance. Indeed Chelmsford is one of the top ten post code areas with the highest average pass rate. Aston Martin is the best performing manufacturer with a pass rate of 94.1% - 55% higher than the national average for Aston Martin models.

When it comes to the most common failure items, performance is better than the national average across the board, significantly so in most cases.  

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 10.3% 11.9% −14%
Suspension 6.3% 9.6% −34%
Tyres 4.9% 5.8% −16%
Brakes 4.7% 7.7% −38%
Visibility 4.4% 5.3% −17%
Body, chassis, structure 2.8% 4.1% −33%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.7% 3.6% −23%
Steering 1.3% 1.9% −35%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 145 4.8% 8.2% −41%
2017 1,582 6.7% 10.2% −35%
2016 34,719 10.5% 12.8% −18%
2015 31,968 13.0% 15.6% −17%
2014 27,921 16.6% 19.2% −14%
2013 25,017 19.8% 23.1% −14%
2012 21,223 22.6% 26.9% −16%
2011 19,547 26.2% 30.2% −13%
2010 19,998 29.1% 34.4% −15%
2009 19,281 32.1% 37.0% −13%
2008 18,848 34.9% 40.4% −13%
2007 19,670 36.0% 42.1% −15%
2006 16,982 37.2% 44.1% −16%
2005 14,775 39.7% 46.0% −14%
2004 12,886 41.1% 47.6% −14%
2003 10,536 41.1% 47.9% −14%
2002 8,251 41.4% 48.1% −14%
2001 5,491 41.2% 47.6% −13%
2000 3,522 38.5% 46.4% −17%
1999 2,507 38.3% 44.9% −15%
1998 1,671 34.7% 42.5% −18%
1997 1,206 36.6% 41.2% −11%
1996 762 34.8% 39.9% −13%
1995 599 31.2% 38.5% −19%
1994 442 28.5% 37.4% −24%
1993 381 28.3% 36.8% −23%
1992 320 27.2% 35.9% −24%
1991 389 28.3% 35.0% −19%
1990 382 28.5% 33.1% −14%
1989 321 24.9% 32.0% −22%
1988 210 28.1% 32.0% −12%
1987 198 21.2% 30.6% −31%
1986 142 22.5% 31.3% −28%
1985 137 23.4% 30.1% −23%
1984 113 21.2% 29.0% −27%
1983 119 21.8% 28.4% −23%
1982 77 29.9% 29.1% +3%
1981 75 22.7% 27.7% −18%
1980 80 17.5% 26.4% −34%
1979 85 14.1% 24.0% −41%
1971 223 18.8% 22.4% −16%
1970 62 11.3% 20.7% −45%
1969 52 19.2% 20.1% −4%
1968 62 16.1% 19.2% −16%
1967 61 14.8% 20.2% −27%
1966 57 5.3% 19.6% −73%
1965 56 8.9% 17.4% −49%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Morgan 130 4.6% 16.5% −72%
Aston Martin 620 5.5% 12.5% −56%
Rolls-Royce 189 6.3% 13.2% −52%
Ferrari 116 7.8% 9.8% −21%
Bentley 720 11.8% 12.4% −5%
Lotus 207 14.0% 18.4% −24%
Porsche 2,206 15.9% 16.9% −6%
Abarth 284 16.5% 23.6% −30%
Land Rover 14,542 18.3% 28.1% −35%
Triumph 149 18.8% 32.1% −41%
Dacia 561 20.0% 23.3% −14%
Jaguar 5,100 20.1% 28.2% −29%
Jeep 999 20.6% 28.1% −27%
Audi 17,597 20.6% 24.0% −14%
Subaru 733 20.7% 30.0% −31%
LTI 153 21.6% 40.0% −46%
Skoda 4,758 21.6% 25.9% −17%
Maserati 120 21.7% 20.0% +8%
BMW 19,039 22.8% 25.1% −9%
Lexus 997 23.3% 21.7% +7%
Hyundai 6,926 23.9% 28.0% −15%
MINI 9,762 24.1% 27.2% −12%
SEAT 3,767 24.1% 31.1% −23%
SsangYong 237 24.5% 31.6% −22%
Isuzu 400 24.8% 42.3% −41%
Toyota 12,964 24.8% 29.3% −16%
Mercedes-Benz 11,170 25.4% 29.1% −12%
Suzuki 3,360 25.8% 30.5% −15%
Kia 8,531 25.8% 29.0% −11%
FIAT 10,436 26.0% 33.7% −23%
Nissan 17,033 26.0% 31.3% −17%
Volkswagen 28,816 26.3% 31.7% −17%
Volvo 5,380 26.7% 32.6% −18%
Honda 7,692 26.7% 30.7% −13%
Mazda 4,752 27.1% 30.4% −11%
MG 986 27.8% 35.0% −21%
smart 421 27.8% 31.6% −12%
Mitsubishi 2,460 28.2% 32.5% −13%
Alfa Romeo 1,036 28.4% 34.9% −19%
Ford 80,215 29.0% 33.5% −14%
DS 979 29.3% 32.4% −9%
Dodge 170 31.2% 43.8% −29%
Peugeot 17,919 31.4% 37.1% −15%
Vauxhall 32,945 32.0% 36.2% −12%
Citroen 10,319 34.8% 37.6% −7%
Daihatsu 245 35.1% 37.3% −6%
SAAB 1,195 35.9% 40.7% −12%
Chevrolet 1,031 36.3% 43.9% −17%
Chrysler 440 37.0% 42.4% −13%
Rover 524 37.4% 45.4% −18%
Renault 12,514 38.6% 43.2% −11%

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