Mot Data for Chester CH

Chester has a slightly below average overall pass rate and a lot of the numbers below are red, which means below average marks. Of the cars that do fail in Chester postcode areas, the most common causes are typical of those seen across the rest of the UK.

The car manufacturers with the lowest rates of failure are Porsche, Lexus and Triumph, though relatively few Triumphs were tested. Several more come in with pass rates slightly above the national average, too, but generally most of the figures for Chester show below average performance based on the year a car was made or its manufacturer. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 10.9% 11.9% −9%
Suspension 10.5% 9.6% +10%
Brakes 8.7% 7.7% +13%
Tyres 6.6% 5.8% +14%
Visibility 5.3% 5.3% −2%
Body, chassis, structure 4.6% 4.1% +10%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.8% 3.6% +8%
Steering 2.0% 1.9% +5%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.2% 1.3% −4%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 100 1.0% 3.1% −68%
2018 136 8.1% 8.2% −1%
2017 969 10.3% 10.2% +1%
2016 29,736 12.4% 12.8% −4%
2015 28,162 15.2% 15.6% −2%
2014 26,244 19.1% 19.2% −0%
2013 24,718 23.0% 23.1% −0%
2012 21,700 27.8% 26.9% +4%
2011 19,382 31.1% 30.2% +3%
2010 20,166 36.0% 34.4% +5%
2009 19,647 39.0% 37.0% +5%
2008 19,031 43.0% 40.4% +6%
2007 19,564 44.9% 42.1% +7%
2006 16,637 47.3% 44.1% +7%
2005 14,368 49.2% 46.0% +7%
2004 11,729 50.8% 47.6% +7%
2003 9,008 50.7% 47.9% +6%
2002 6,334 50.7% 48.1% +5%
2001 4,126 50.8% 47.6% +7%
2000 2,397 47.4% 46.4% +2%
1999 1,518 48.9% 44.9% +9%
1998 1,117 46.5% 42.5% +9%
1997 742 43.3% 41.2% +5%
1996 492 41.7% 39.9% +4%
1995 404 41.8% 38.5% +9%
1994 297 39.1% 37.4% +4%
1993 265 40.0% 36.8% +9%
1992 231 33.8% 35.9% −6%
1991 272 34.2% 35.0% −2%
1990 219 35.2% 33.1% +6%
1989 189 32.3% 32.0% +1%
1988 106 38.7% 32.0% +21%
1987 105 20.0% 30.6% −35%
1986 78 28.2% 31.3% −10%
1985 66 31.8% 30.1% +6%
1984 58 22.4% 29.0% −23%
1980 52 26.9% 26.4% +2%
1979 60 21.7% 24.0% −10%
1971 112 14.3% 22.4% −36%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 109 9.2% 12.5% −26%
Porsche 1,679 12.7% 16.9% −25%
Bentley 140 13.6% 12.4% +10%
Lexus 1,876 16.6% 21.7% −23%
Abarth 121 19.0% 23.6% −20%
Skoda 6,693 20.4% 25.9% −21%
Jeep 691 22.3% 28.1% −21%
Dacia 1,308 22.3% 23.3% −4%
Audi 13,829 23.7% 24.0% −1%
BMW 15,472 26.2% 25.1% +5%
Mazda 6,291 27.4% 30.4% −10%
Kia 5,619 27.8% 29.0% −4%
Hyundai 8,116 28.4% 28.0% +2%
MINI 7,166 28.8% 27.2% +6%
Isuzu 266 28.9% 42.3% −32%
smart 116 29.3% 31.6% −7%
Toyota 13,722 29.6% 29.3% +1%
Jaguar 3,461 30.1% 28.2% +7%
Land Rover 7,457 30.1% 28.1% +7%
Honda 9,982 30.8% 30.7% +0%
Volkswagen 25,451 30.9% 31.7% −2%
Nissan 16,022 32.1% 31.3% +3%
Mercedes-Benz 6,979 32.4% 29.1% +12%
Volvo 6,468 32.7% 32.6% +1%
Suzuki 3,438 33.2% 30.5% +9%
SEAT 2,615 33.4% 31.1% +7%
DS 1,533 33.7% 32.4% +4%
Subaru 453 34.0% 30.0% +13%
FIAT 9,778 34.4% 33.7% +2%
Mitsubishi 3,101 34.6% 32.5% +7%
Ford 47,676 36.0% 33.5% +7%
MG 575 36.0% 35.0% +3%
Daihatsu 191 36.1% 37.3% −3%
Vauxhall 55,011 36.7% 36.2% +2%
Alfa Romeo 794 36.8% 34.9% +5%
Peugeot 18,801 36.9% 37.1% −1%
Citroen 10,928 41.0% 37.6% +9%
SAAB 920 41.2% 40.7% +1%
Renault 15,558 43.9% 43.2% +2%
Chrysler 289 44.6% 42.4% +5%
Rover 617 48.0% 45.4% +6%
Chevrolet 1,019 48.5% 43.9% +10%
LTI 164 48.8% 40.0% +22%

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