MoT Data for Cleveland

The Cleveland/Teesside (TS) postcode area covers a lot of coastal towns, with twisting roads and harsh sea air causing their fair share of problems. The result is a below average overall pass rate of 58%. The tables below feature a lot of red relative rate numbers, showing performance below the national average, specifically for suspension, brakes, steering and boywork.

Porsche is at the top of the table for manufacturer pass rates, failing on average just 19.7% of the time, with Triumph, Lexus and Jaguar close behind. Rover, Renault and Daewoo models have the lowest pass rates.  

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 11.8% 9.6% +24%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 11.2% 11.9% −6%
Brakes 10.1% 7.7% +31%
Tyres 5.5% 5.8% −5%
Visibility 5.2% 5.3% −3%
Body, chassis, structure 4.7% 4.1% +14%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.4% 3.6% −5%
Steering 2.6% 1.9% +34%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.1% 1.3% −12%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 813 13.2% 10.2% +28%
2016 25,200 13.5% 12.8% +5%
2015 24,294 16.5% 15.6% +6%
2014 22,747 20.8% 19.2% +8%
2013 21,354 25.7% 23.1% +11%
2012 18,653 30.3% 26.9% +13%
2011 17,329 33.8% 30.2% +12%
2010 17,921 38.1% 34.4% +11%
2009 16,425 42.2% 37.0% +14%
2008 15,262 44.6% 40.4% +11%
2007 16,097 46.8% 42.1% +11%
2006 13,588 49.4% 44.1% +12%
2005 10,565 50.5% 46.0% +10%
2004 8,355 50.7% 47.6% +7%
2003 6,423 51.4% 47.9% +7%
2002 4,337 50.6% 48.1% +5%
2001 2,357 48.4% 47.6% +2%
2000 1,318 46.1% 46.4% −1%
1999 804 41.7% 44.9% −7%
1998 551 38.7% 42.5% −9%
1997 465 38.9% 41.2% −5%
1996 293 39.9% 39.9% +0%
1995 224 34.4% 38.5% −11%
1994 193 34.7% 37.4% −7%
1993 171 31.0% 36.8% −16%
1992 137 41.6% 35.9% +16%
1991 181 34.3% 35.0% −2%
1990 168 23.8% 33.1% −28%
1989 133 34.6% 32.0% +8%
1988 78 15.4% 32.0% −52%
1987 70 28.6% 30.6% −7%
1986 67 23.9% 31.3% −24%
1985 63 27.0% 30.1% −10%
1971 66 16.7% 22.4% −26%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 1,082 14.2% 16.9% −16%
Jeep 500 20.8% 28.1% −26%
Dacia 772 22.3% 23.3% −5%
BMW 12,160 22.8% 25.1% −9%
Lexus 1,236 23.2% 21.7% +7%
Audi 13,259 23.8% 24.0% −1%
Jaguar 2,918 25.4% 28.2% −10%
Abarth 123 26.0% 23.6% +10%
Isuzu 215 26.0% 42.3% −38%
MINI 5,063 26.2% 27.2% −4%
Skoda 7,152 26.7% 25.9% +3%
Land Rover 6,075 26.7% 28.1% −5%
Subaru 475 28.2% 30.0% −6%
Hyundai 8,987 28.5% 28.0% +2%
SsangYong 109 29.4% 31.6% −7%
Honda 6,010 29.9% 30.7% −3%
Kia 5,545 30.7% 29.0% +6%
Toyota 8,651 30.9% 29.3% +5%
Mercedes-Benz 6,438 31.0% 29.1% +7%
MG 490 31.2% 35.0% −11%
Volkswagen 19,656 31.3% 31.7% −1%
Volvo 3,881 31.3% 32.6% −4%
Mazda 4,126 31.9% 30.4% +5%
smart 106 33.0% 31.6% +4%
SEAT 5,053 33.0% 31.1% +6%
Mitsubishi 2,088 34.8% 32.5% +7%
FIAT 7,637 35.1% 33.7% +4%
Nissan 14,613 35.5% 31.3% +14%
Suzuki 4,010 35.8% 30.5% +18%
Alfa Romeo 962 36.3% 34.9% +4%
DS 1,457 36.4% 32.4% +12%
Ford 42,723 36.7% 33.5% +10%
Vauxhall 41,161 38.0% 36.2% +5%
Peugeot 12,007 39.6% 37.1% +7%
Citroen 10,196 41.0% 37.6% +9%
Chrysler 216 41.2% 42.4% −3%
SAAB 890 41.6% 40.7% +2%
Rover 454 43.0% 45.4% −5%
Daihatsu 117 44.4% 37.3% +19%
Renault 12,074 46.4% 43.2% +7%
Chevrolet 885 47.1% 43.9% +7%

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