MoT Data for Dartford

Dartford is in the top half of the table for overall pass rates, scoring 64%. High pass rates are more common in the South East than they are elsewhere, with nearby Romford the very best in the UK.

Modern cars do better than older ones, as is to be expected, but the majority of registration years do a little above average when tested in Dartford. Porsche, Triumph and Honda are the makes with the highest pass rate, although just 103 Triumphs were tested.  

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 11.6% 11.9% −2%
Suspension 5.9% 9.6% −38%
Visibility 5.1% 5.3% −4%
Tyres 4.8% 5.8% −17%
Brakes 4.5% 7.7% −41%
Body, chassis, structure 2.8% 4.1% −31%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.8% 3.6% −21%
Steering 1.1% 1.9% −43%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.0% 1.3% −20%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 179 5.6% 8.2% −32%
2017 824 8.1% 10.2% −21%
2016 18,308 12.4% 12.8% −3%
2015 17,407 14.6% 15.6% −7%
2014 15,655 17.5% 19.2% −9%
2013 14,227 20.1% 23.1% −13%
2012 12,845 24.5% 26.9% −9%
2011 12,470 27.4% 30.2% −9%
2010 13,054 29.7% 34.4% −14%
2009 12,626 32.2% 37.0% −13%
2008 12,685 35.0% 40.4% −13%
2007 13,048 35.8% 42.1% −15%
2006 11,385 37.2% 44.1% −16%
2005 10,093 39.6% 46.0% −14%
2004 8,619 40.5% 47.6% −15%
2003 6,948 39.6% 47.9% −17%
2002 5,322 41.7% 48.1% −13%
2001 3,576 38.9% 47.6% −18%
2000 2,178 36.4% 46.4% −22%
1999 1,471 37.6% 44.9% −16%
1998 1,094 37.2% 42.5% −12%
1997 685 35.0% 41.2% −15%
1996 474 30.8% 39.9% −23%
1995 308 33.4% 38.5% −13%
1994 258 34.9% 37.4% −7%
1993 222 29.7% 36.8% −19%
1992 156 32.7% 35.9% −9%
1991 180 20.0% 35.0% −43%
1990 170 33.5% 33.1% +1%
1989 170 27.1% 32.0% −15%
1988 117 23.9% 32.0% −25%
1987 91 20.9% 30.6% −32%
1986 77 18.2% 31.3% −42%
1985 61 19.7% 30.1% −35%
1971 88 19.3% 22.4% −14%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 136 5.1% 9.8% −47%
Porsche 1,182 10.5% 16.9% −38%
Bentley 113 10.6% 12.4% −14%
Lexus 2,131 15.0% 21.7% −31%
Dacia 287 19.2% 23.3% −18%
Audi 9,360 19.9% 24.0% −17%
Isuzu 112 20.5% 42.3% −51%
Jeep 534 22.5% 28.1% −20%
Land Rover 4,762 22.6% 28.1% −20%
DS 606 22.9% 32.4% −29%
BMW 12,045 23.0% 25.1% −8%
Skoda 3,613 23.4% 25.9% −10%
Toyota 11,688 23.5% 29.3% −20%
Kia 4,736 23.6% 29.0% −19%
Subaru 269 23.8% 30.0% −21%
Jaguar 2,415 23.9% 28.2% −15%
SsangYong 124 24.2% 31.6% −23%
MG 504 24.6% 35.0% −30%
Suzuki 2,210 24.9% 30.5% −18%
MINI 4,432 25.2% 27.2% −7%
Mercedes-Benz 8,006 25.7% 29.1% −11%
Hyundai 6,208 26.1% 28.0% −7%
smart 187 26.2% 31.6% −17%
SEAT 2,274 26.3% 31.1% −16%
LTI 162 26.5% 40.0% −34%
FIAT 5,781 27.1% 33.7% −19%
Mitsubishi 1,456 27.7% 32.5% −15%
Mazda 3,694 28.1% 30.4% −8%
Volkswagen 17,035 28.2% 31.7% −11%
Nissan 12,408 29.0% 31.3% −7%
Honda 6,130 29.8% 30.7% −3%
Ford 38,943 30.3% 33.5% −9%
Daihatsu 122 30.3% 37.3% −19%
Volvo 1,608 30.3% 32.6% −7%
Vauxhall 29,846 30.8% 36.2% −15%
Citroen 8,161 32.7% 37.6% −13%
Caterham 118 33.1% 15.2% +118%
Peugeot 9,604 33.2% 37.1% −11%
Alfa Romeo 503 33.4% 34.9% −4%
SAAB 527 34.0% 40.7% −17%
Rover 428 35.5% 45.4% −22%
Dodge 109 38.5% 43.8% −12%
Chrysler 351 39.0% 42.4% −8%
Renault 6,535 39.6% 43.2% −8%
Chevrolet 738 40.2% 43.9% −8%
Daewoo 106 50.9% 55.6% −8%

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