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 8.7% 11.9% −27%
Suspension 5.7% 9.6% −40%
Tyres 4.5% 5.8% −22%
Visibility 4.3% 5.3% −20%
Brakes 4.3% 7.7% −45%
Body, chassis, structure 2.4% 4.1% −42%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.3% 3.6% −34%
Steering 1.0% 1.9% −46%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 137 4.4% 6.9% −37%
2018 1,396 6.3% 9.6% −34%
2017 32,297 10.1% 10.0% +1%
2016 31,344 12.5% 14.9% −16%
2015 28,876 15.6% 18.1% −14%
2014 25,889 18.3% 21.5% −15%
2013 23,005 21.9% 25.3% −14%
2012 19,656 24.8% 28.7% −13%
2011 18,188 26.9% 31.8% −15%
2010 18,503 30.4% 35.5% −14%
2009 17,354 32.8% 37.8% −13%
2008 16,538 35.2% 40.6% −13%
2007 16,908 35.5% 41.9% −15%
2006 14,040 37.4% 43.7% −14%
2005 11,586 38.1% 45.0% −15%
2004 9,951 38.9% 46.2% −16%
2003 7,930 39.9% 46.1% −14%
2002 6,031 40.6% 46.2% −12%
2001 3,916 38.1% 45.3% −16%
2000 2,607 36.6% 43.9% −17%
1999 1,772 36.0% 42.3% −15%
1998 1,240 34.3% 40.1% −15%
1997 898 31.0% 38.6% −20%
1996 613 33.1% 37.6% −12%
1995 467 30.4% 36.0% −16%
1994 353 28.9% 35.1% −18%
1993 282 27.7% 35.3% −22%
1992 256 27.7% 34.3% −19%
1991 328 32.0% 33.9% −6%
1990 297 25.6% 32.2% −21%
1989 273 26.0% 31.3% −17%
1988 158 22.2% 30.7% −28%
1987 153 28.1% 30.6% −8%
1986 138 23.2% 29.8% −22%
1985 114 24.6% 29.6% −17%
1984 86 24.4% 27.9% −13%
1983 87 16.1% 28.0% −43%
1982 59 23.7% 29.2% −19%
1981 50 30.0% 26.0% +15%
1980 52 28.8% 25.3% +14%
1971 140 13.6% 20.2% −33%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Morgan 113 4.4% 14.9% −70%
Aston Martin 581 5.7% 10.3% −45%
Ferrari 108 7.4% 7.4% −0%
Rolls-Royce 145 8.3% 12.1% −31%
Tesla 207 9.7% 11.6% −16%
Bentley 642 12.1% 10.6% +14%
Porsche 2,254 14.5% 14.8% −2%
Maserati 126 16.7% 17.0% −2%
Lotus 190 17.4% 17.5% −1%
Jaguar 5,206 18.3% 25.0% −27%
Land Rover 14,486 18.4% 25.6% −28%
Audi 17,965 18.6% 22.0% −15%
Skoda 4,841 18.8% 23.8% −21%
Dacia 720 18.9% 24.0% −21%
Lexus 944 19.2% 19.2% −0%
LTI 107 19.6% 37.2% −47%
SEAT 3,931 21.1% 28.0% −25%
Abarth 362 21.5% 20.4% +6%
BMW 18,269 21.7% 23.1% −6%
Jeep 866 22.2% 25.9% −15%
Hyundai 7,168 22.6% 26.4% −15%
Mercedes-Benz 11,085 23.2% 26.2% −12%
Isuzu 389 23.4% 41.1% −43%
Kia 8,856 23.6% 27.0% −13%
Subaru 687 23.9% 28.7% −17%
MG 857 24.0% 30.9% −22%
MINI 10,052 24.1% 25.8% −7%
Toyota 12,737 24.2% 27.8% −13%
Volkswagen 28,061 24.6% 29.4% −16%
Volvo 5,367 24.8% 29.8% −17%
FIAT 10,127 25.0% 32.0% −22%
Nissan 16,761 25.5% 29.1% −12%
SsangYong 278 25.5% 28.9% −12%
Honda 7,082 25.9% 28.9% −11%
Suzuki 3,484 26.2% 28.2% −7%
Mazda 4,527 26.7% 28.6% −7%
Mitsubishi 2,414 26.9% 30.4% −11%
Ford 78,292 27.7% 31.6% −12%
DS 997 28.5% 33.8% −16%
Alfa Romeo 994 28.6% 33.1% −14%
Peugeot 16,958 29.4% 34.8% −16%
Dodge 137 29.9% 41.3% −28%
Vauxhall 30,257 29.9% 34.0% −12%
smart 347 31.1% 31.3% −0%
Daihatsu 198 32.3% 36.7% −12%
Citroen 9,621 33.2% 35.4% −6%
Renault 11,320 35.4% 39.6% −11%
SAAB 875 35.7% 39.3% −9%
Chevrolet 864 39.0% 45.0% −13%
Rover 409 40.1% 43.1% −7%
Chrysler 357 41.2% 41.2% −0%

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