MoT Data for Colchester

Colchester is in the top half of the table for MoT pass rates – it has a 63% pass rate overall, with all the common failure items returning below average failure rates. 

Across most of the rest of the tables, relative rate numbers are green, showing better than average performance. Top of the table for manufacturers, with a failure rate of just 1.7%, is Bentley, although just 229 were tested in the period our data covers. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 10.6% 11.9% −11%
Suspension 8.4% 9.6% −13%
Brakes 6.8% 7.7% −12%
Tyres 5.6% 5.8% −4%
Visibility 4.9% 5.3% −8%
Body, chassis, structure 3.7% 4.1% −10%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.3% 3.6% −7%
Steering 1.7% 1.9% −10%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.2% 1.3% −6%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 577 8.0% 10.2% −22%
2016 16,238 10.5% 12.8% −18%
2015 15,800 12.8% 15.6% −18%
2014 15,582 16.1% 19.2% −16%
2013 14,281 19.7% 23.1% −15%
2012 12,862 22.4% 26.9% −17%
2011 12,409 25.2% 30.2% −17%
2010 13,321 29.7% 34.4% −14%
2009 13,039 32.6% 37.0% −12%
2008 13,337 36.3% 40.4% −10%
2007 14,183 37.3% 42.1% −11%
2006 12,830 39.9% 44.1% −10%
2005 11,226 42.2% 46.0% −8%
2004 10,009 44.2% 47.6% −7%
2003 8,189 44.9% 47.9% −6%
2002 6,347 45.1% 48.1% −6%
2001 4,256 43.9% 47.6% −8%
2000 2,623 44.7% 46.4% −4%
1999 1,844 43.0% 44.9% −4%
1998 1,306 40.4% 42.5% −5%
1997 846 39.0% 41.2% −5%
1996 630 36.3% 39.9% −9%
1995 448 35.0% 38.5% −9%
1994 390 37.4% 37.4% +0%
1993 326 31.3% 36.8% −15%
1992 259 34.4% 35.9% −4%
1991 294 32.0% 35.0% −9%
1990 260 30.8% 33.1% −7%
1989 264 26.1% 32.0% −18%
1988 148 25.0% 32.0% −22%
1987 134 27.6% 30.6% −10%
1986 140 30.0% 31.3% −4%
1985 112 30.4% 30.1% +1%
1984 77 23.4% 29.0% −19%
1983 65 24.6% 28.4% −13%
1981 59 30.5% 27.7% +10%
1980 58 20.7% 26.4% −22%
1979 53 22.6% 24.0% −6%
1971 181 19.9% 22.4% −11%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 392 9.4% 9.8% −4%
Bentley 153 10.5% 12.4% −15%
Porsche 1,950 13.2% 16.9% −22%
Dacia 480 13.5% 23.3% −42%
Lotus 101 13.9% 18.4% −25%
Abarth 142 14.8% 23.6% −37%
Maserati 205 18.0% 20.0% −10%
Hyundai 6,972 21.9% 28.0% −22%
Audi 9,540 22.2% 24.0% −8%
Jeep 688 22.2% 28.1% −21%
Skoda 4,751 22.6% 25.9% −13%
Lexus 521 24.2% 21.7% +11%
BMW 10,071 24.7% 25.1% −2%
Suzuki 3,190 25.3% 30.5% −17%
Subaru 496 26.2% 30.0% −13%
MINI 5,541 26.3% 27.2% −3%
Land Rover 7,325 26.5% 28.1% −6%
Honda 5,948 27.0% 30.7% −12%
Isuzu 297 27.3% 42.3% −35%
FIAT 6,216 27.6% 33.7% −18%
Jaguar 2,295 27.7% 28.2% −2%
SsangYong 150 28.0% 31.6% −11%
SEAT 2,668 28.3% 31.1% −9%
Mazda 3,751 28.4% 30.4% −7%
Toyota 9,287 28.4% 29.3% −3%
Kia 3,676 28.5% 29.0% −2%
Mitsubishi 2,505 28.7% 32.5% −11%
Nissan 9,284 29.8% 31.3% −5%
DS 760 30.3% 32.4% −6%
MG 717 30.3% 35.0% −14%
Mercedes-Benz 5,801 30.4% 29.1% +5%
Alfa Romeo 702 30.5% 34.9% −13%
Volkswagen 17,356 30.6% 31.7% −3%
Ford 46,804 32.0% 33.5% −5%
Volvo 3,694 32.0% 32.6% −2%
smart 157 32.5% 31.6% +3%
Vauxhall 25,717 34.3% 36.2% −5%
SAAB 1,022 34.5% 40.7% −15%
Citroen 9,397 35.1% 37.6% −6%
Daihatsu 357 35.3% 37.3% −5%
Peugeot 10,748 36.2% 37.1% −2%
Renault 8,597 40.5% 43.2% −6%
Chevrolet 519 40.7% 43.9% −7%
Chrysler 301 42.9% 42.4% +1%
Rover 508 44.7% 45.4% −2%
Proton 120 50.8% 47.3% +7%

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