MoT Data for Durham

Durham is an average performer, about on par with the rest of the UK. Most of the causes for an MoT failure are a little less likely to affect cars tested in DH postcodes, although suspension and braking issues are about 8% and 9% more common than the national average, respectively.

Steering, however, is significantly more likely to cause an problem in Durham, with steering related issues accounting for 4.3% of failures, 27% more than the average elsewhere.

The manufacturer table follows a fairly common trend, with premium makers towards to top. Porsche and Lexus models have the highest pass rates, with Honda, Toyota and BMW completing the top five.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 10.9% 9.6% +13%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 9.6% 11.9% −20%
Brakes 9.2% 7.7% +19%
Visibility 5.0% 5.3% −6%
Tyres 4.5% 5.8% −22%
Body, chassis, structure 4.2% 4.1% +0%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.7% 3.6% −23%
Steering 2.5% 1.9% +30%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 470 11.1% 10.2% +8%
2016 15,066 12.1% 12.8% −6%
2015 13,657 16.1% 15.6% +3%
2014 12,380 19.7% 19.2% +3%
2013 10,891 25.1% 23.1% +9%
2012 9,144 28.3% 26.9% +5%
2011 8,221 33.2% 30.2% +10%
2010 8,464 36.6% 34.4% +7%
2009 7,624 40.2% 37.0% +9%
2008 7,543 41.4% 40.4% +3%
2007 7,649 44.5% 42.1% +6%
2006 6,375 45.1% 44.1% +2%
2005 5,125 46.6% 46.0% +1%
2004 4,165 44.7% 47.6% −6%
2003 3,120 46.5% 47.9% −3%
2002 2,043 44.3% 48.1% −8%
2001 1,083 45.5% 47.6% −4%
2000 592 42.4% 46.4% −9%
1999 448 38.4% 44.9% −15%
1998 291 41.6% 42.5% −2%
1997 183 30.6% 41.2% −26%
1996 134 25.4% 39.9% −36%
1995 100 32.0% 38.5% −17%
1994 99 22.2% 37.4% −41%
1993 88 29.5% 36.8% −20%
1992 74 21.6% 35.9% −40%
1991 88 23.9% 35.0% −32%
1990 76 30.3% 33.1% −9%
1989 75 30.7% 32.0% −4%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 263 14.8% 16.9% −12%
BMW 5,312 19.4% 25.1% −23%
Dacia 657 21.6% 23.3% −7%
Audi 5,537 21.9% 24.0% −9%
SsangYong 239 22.2% 31.6% −30%
Jaguar 1,498 23.0% 28.2% −18%
Skoda 3,087 23.1% 25.9% −11%
Jeep 230 23.5% 28.1% −17%
MINI 2,829 23.9% 27.2% −12%
Lexus 197 24.4% 21.7% +12%
Honda 3,761 24.8% 30.7% −19%
Land Rover 3,478 24.8% 28.1% −12%
Subaru 386 24.9% 30.0% −17%
SEAT 2,783 27.1% 31.1% −13%
Volkswagen 12,885 27.3% 31.7% −14%
Isuzu 156 28.8% 42.3% −32%
Toyota 5,921 28.9% 29.3% −1%
Mazda 2,376 28.9% 30.4% −5%
Hyundai 3,843 29.0% 28.0% +4%
MG 275 29.1% 35.0% −17%
Kia 2,740 29.3% 29.0% +1%
Mercedes-Benz 2,540 31.2% 29.1% +7%
Nissan 9,058 31.8% 31.3% +2%
Mitsubishi 1,311 32.0% 32.5% −1%
FIAT 4,240 33.3% 33.7% −1%
Ford 21,559 33.3% 33.5% −0%
Suzuki 2,450 33.6% 30.5% +10%
Volvo 1,607 34.4% 32.6% +6%
Vauxhall 16,361 35.3% 36.2% −2%
Alfa Romeo 355 35.5% 34.9% +2%
Peugeot 7,063 36.2% 37.1% −2%
Citroen 7,073 37.1% 37.6% −1%
Chrysler 105 37.1% 42.4% −12%
DS 1,013 37.8% 32.4% +17%
SAAB 350 42.3% 40.7% +4%
Renault 6,588 42.6% 43.2% −1%
Rover 202 43.1% 45.4% −5%
Chevrolet 390 45.6% 43.9% +4%

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