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 9.9% 11.9% −17%
Suspension 5.2% 9.6% −46%
Visibility 5.0% 5.3% −6%
Tyres 4.6% 5.8% −21%
Brakes 4.1% 7.7% −47%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.4% 3.6% −32%
Body, chassis, structure 2.4% 4.1% −42%
Steering 1.0% 1.9% −48%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 134 4.5% 6.9% −35%
2018 805 8.7% 9.6% −9%
2017 17,143 11.8% 10.0% +17%
2016 17,449 14.1% 14.9% −6%
2015 16,367 17.1% 18.1% −6%
2014 14,675 19.0% 21.5% −12%
2013 13,391 22.5% 25.3% −11%
2012 11,859 25.2% 28.7% −12%
2011 11,442 27.7% 31.8% −13%
2010 11,858 30.1% 35.5% −15%
2009 11,399 32.7% 37.8% −13%
2008 11,005 34.7% 40.6% −15%
2007 11,135 36.4% 41.9% −13%
2006 9,253 37.1% 43.7% −15%
2005 7,829 38.9% 45.0% −14%
2004 6,547 39.3% 46.2% −15%
2003 5,175 39.3% 46.1% −15%
2002 3,892 39.2% 46.2% −15%
2001 2,519 38.2% 45.3% −16%
2000 1,545 35.6% 43.9% −19%
1999 1,069 38.7% 42.3% −8%
1998 825 31.8% 40.1% −21%
1997 518 33.4% 38.6% −14%
1996 346 35.3% 37.6% −6%
1995 220 32.3% 36.0% −10%
1994 182 29.7% 35.1% −15%
1993 179 30.7% 35.3% −13%
1992 130 31.5% 34.3% −8%
1991 149 32.9% 33.9% −3%
1990 144 23.6% 32.2% −27%
1989 118 29.7% 31.3% −5%
1988 78 16.7% 30.7% −46%
1987 75 24.0% 30.6% −22%
1986 52 15.4% 29.8% −48%
1984 51 21.6% 27.9% −23%
1971 67 16.4% 20.2% −19%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 111 3.6% 7.4% −52%
Abarth 130 11.5% 20.4% −43%
Porsche 1,088 11.9% 14.8% −20%
Lexus 2,065 12.4% 19.2% −35%
Tesla 129 14.0% 11.6% +21%
Audi 9,200 18.9% 22.0% −14%
MG 511 20.4% 30.9% −34%
Dacia 362 20.7% 24.0% −14%
Skoda 3,741 20.8% 23.8% −13%
Jeep 476 20.8% 25.9% −20%
BMW 11,617 21.8% 23.1% −5%
MINI 4,466 22.8% 25.8% −12%
Kia 5,035 22.9% 27.0% −15%
Land Rover 4,891 23.1% 25.6% −10%
Jaguar 2,412 23.3% 25.0% −7%
Mercedes-Benz 7,889 24.1% 26.2% −8%
Toyota 11,223 24.7% 27.8% −11%
Alfa Romeo 482 24.9% 33.1% −25%
Hyundai 6,463 25.1% 26.4% −5%
Suzuki 2,211 25.5% 28.2% −10%
DS 630 25.7% 33.8% −24%
Volkswagen 16,223 26.0% 29.4% −12%
SEAT 2,250 26.2% 28.0% −7%
Daihatsu 110 26.4% 36.7% −28%
Mazda 3,664 26.4% 28.6% −8%
FIAT 5,761 26.5% 32.0% −17%
smart 176 26.7% 31.3% −15%
Mitsubishi 1,347 26.9% 30.4% −12%
LTI 111 27.0% 37.2% −27%
Honda 5,816 27.5% 28.9% −5%
Nissan 11,817 28.2% 29.1% −3%
Subaru 266 28.2% 28.7% −2%
Ford 37,391 28.3% 31.6% −11%
Volvo 1,572 28.8% 29.8% −3%
Vauxhall 27,762 29.7% 34.0% −13%
SsangYong 140 30.7% 28.9% +6%
Peugeot 8,945 30.9% 34.8% −11%
Caterham 110 31.8% 13.4% +138%
Citroen 7,611 32.0% 35.4% −10%
SAAB 421 33.3% 39.3% −15%
Chrysler 263 36.5% 41.2% −11%
Renault 5,825 37.7% 39.6% −5%
Rover 310 37.7% 43.1% −12%
Chevrolet 635 42.8% 45.0% −5%

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