MoT Data for Dorchester

Dorchester does a little better than its neighbours Exeter and Bournemouth for MoT pass rates, with an overall average pass rate towards the middle of the national table. Modern cars tend to do better than the national average, while older cars tend to do worse.

Porsche models have the highest pass rate in DT postcode areas, although fairly few were tested and their pass rate here is a little behind the average in other parts of the UK. Chevrolet comes in behind Porsche, once again with few cars tested, followed by Mazda with a pass rate 14% higher than the national average for Mazda cars. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 14.9% 11.9% +25%
Suspension 11.3% 9.6% +18%
Brakes 8.8% 7.7% +14%
Tyres 6.7% 5.8% +16%
Visibility 6.3% 5.3% +17%
Body, chassis, structure 5.8% 4.1% +40%
Noise, emissions and leaks 5.0% 3.6% +39%
Steering 2.7% 1.9% +41%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 2.1% 1.3% +60%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 164 11.0% 10.2% +7%
2016 5,299 10.7% 12.8% −17%
2015 5,988 13.8% 15.6% −12%
2014 5,820 16.8% 19.2% −13%
2013 5,827 20.5% 23.1% −11%
2012 5,605 23.9% 26.9% −11%
2011 5,389 28.1% 30.2% −7%
2010 6,154 33.4% 34.4% −3%
2009 6,224 36.2% 37.0% −2%
2008 6,815 39.7% 40.4% −2%
2007 7,599 42.7% 42.1% +1%
2006 6,930 47.5% 44.1% +8%
2005 6,641 50.0% 46.0% +9%
2004 6,151 51.3% 47.6% +8%
2003 5,261 54.2% 47.9% +13%
2002 4,198 53.4% 48.1% +11%
2001 2,685 54.9% 47.6% +15%
2000 1,730 55.1% 46.4% +19%
1999 1,212 54.8% 44.9% +22%
1998 816 53.2% 42.5% +25%
1997 591 52.3% 41.2% +27%
1996 400 51.8% 39.9% +30%
1995 338 51.5% 38.5% +34%
1994 254 46.5% 37.4% +24%
1993 187 48.7% 36.8% +32%
1992 189 48.7% 35.9% +36%
1991 172 49.4% 35.0% +41%
1990 173 53.2% 33.1% +61%
1989 140 45.0% 32.0% +41%
1988 80 43.8% 32.0% +37%
1987 80 43.8% 30.6% +43%
1986 66 45.5% 31.3% +45%
1985 55 29.1% 30.1% −3%
1971 78 30.8% 22.4% +37%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 367 22.1% 16.9% +31%
Dacia 282 26.2% 23.3% +12%
BMW 4,663 29.3% 25.1% +17%
Honda 5,478 29.7% 30.7% −3%
Lexus 244 30.7% 21.7% +41%
Skoda 2,375 31.0% 25.9% +20%
Mazda 2,569 31.1% 30.4% +2%
Suzuki 2,120 31.1% 30.5% +2%
MG 371 32.1% 35.0% −8%
DS 257 32.3% 32.4% −0%
MINI 2,382 33.0% 27.2% +21%
Audi 3,630 33.7% 24.0% +40%
Hyundai 1,550 33.9% 28.0% +21%
Kia 1,470 34.5% 29.0% +19%
Nissan 6,381 34.7% 31.3% +11%
Mercedes-Benz 2,682 35.0% 29.1% +21%
Jaguar 915 36.4% 28.2% +29%
Toyota 4,679 36.8% 29.3% +26%
FIAT 2,602 36.9% 33.7% +9%
Volkswagen 13,952 37.3% 31.7% +18%
Isuzu 292 37.7% 42.3% −11%
Peugeot 7,967 38.6% 37.1% +4%
SEAT 1,133 40.0% 31.1% +28%
Ford 16,785 40.3% 33.5% +20%
Vauxhall 10,953 40.7% 36.2% +13%
Jeep 210 41.0% 28.1% +46%
Mitsubishi 2,017 41.5% 32.5% +28%
Daihatsu 192 41.7% 37.3% +12%
Alfa Romeo 262 42.7% 34.9% +23%
Land Rover 4,697 43.0% 28.1% +53%
Volvo 1,515 43.5% 32.6% +34%
Citroen 4,906 43.5% 37.6% +16%
Subaru 350 44.6% 30.0% +49%
SAAB 503 46.5% 40.7% +14%
Chevrolet 328 47.0% 43.9% +7%
Renault 4,116 50.2% 43.2% +16%
Rover 343 50.7% 45.4% +12%
Chrysler 122 54.9% 42.4% +30%

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