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
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 14.9% 16.7% −11%
Suspension 13.6% 12.1% +13%
Brakes 11.0% 9.0% +22%
Driver's view of the road 6.5% 6.2% +4%
Tyres 6.4% 7.2% −11%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.6% 3.6% +1%
Steering 2.7% 2.3% +17%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.2% 1.6% −24%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 402 11.4% 13.2% −13%
2014 11,487 15.6% 14.3% +9%
2013 9,769 18.2% 16.9% +8%
2012 8,000 23.7% 20.9% +13%
2011 6,972 27.6% 24.6% +12%
2010 7,502 33.0% 29.2% +13%
2009 6,862 37.3% 32.8% +14%
2008 6,738 42.0% 37.0% +13%
2007 7,266 44.3% 39.6% +12%
2006 6,664 46.7% 42.2% +11%
2005 5,833 48.5% 45.0% +8%
2004 5,258 49.6% 47.4% +5%
2003 4,257 50.0% 48.6% +3%
2002 3,054 48.8% 49.6% −2%
2001 1,732 47.5% 49.6% −4%
2000 879 51.1% 49.2% +4%
1999 625 42.4% 48.8% −13%
1998 345 39.7% 46.8% −15%
1997 218 43.1% 45.5% −5%
1996 181 28.7% 44.2% −35%
1995 152 34.2% 42.3% −19%
1994 129 30.2% 41.0% −26%
1993 87 29.9% 40.5% −26%
1992 75 29.3% 39.1% −25%
1991 87 34.5% 38.9% −11%
1990 71 29.6% 37.1% −20%
1989 68 33.8% 35.2% −4%
1971 75 13.3% 24.9% −46%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
MINI 650 10.9% 29.3% −63%
Dacia 247 19.8% 20.3% −2%
Porsche 227 20.3% 19.3% +5%
BMW 2,938 22.8% 26.9% −15%
Lexus 166 22.9% 23.4% −2%
Audi 3,912 26.7% 25.5% +5%
Jaguar 1,038 27.7% 31.3% −11%
Subaru 265 27.9% 32.8% −15%
Skoda 1,845 28.3% 28.3% +0%
Honda 2,918 28.8% 31.1% −7%
Land Rover 2,227 29.7% 31.0% −4%
Kia 1,813 30.2% 30.7% −2%
Hyundai 2,704 30.4% 29.4% +3%
Toyota 4,833 30.7% 30.1% +2%
SEAT 2,088 30.8% 32.6% −6%
Volkswagen 9,773 31.7% 33.1% −4%
Jeep 125 32.0% 36.0% −11%
Mazda 1,900 33.1% 32.2% +3%
Suzuki 1,940 33.3% 32.4% +3%
Isuzu 113 33.6% 43.9% −23%
MG 309 34.0% 41.7% −18%
Mercedes-Benz 1,879 34.2% 30.4% +12%
Alfa Romeo 277 35.4% 36.8% −4%
SAAB 365 35.6% 40.6% −12%
FIAT 3,560 35.7% 36.8% −3%
Ford 16,976 36.1% 35.2% +3%
Nissan 6,716 36.2% 33.3% +9%
Mitsubishi 1,002 38.0% 36.4% +5%
Volvo 1,292 39.2% 35.1% +12%
Peugeot 5,907 40.5% 40.4% +0%
Vauxhall 12,939 40.6% 39.0% +4%
Citroen 6,304 41.1% 40.6% +1%
Daihatsu 102 43.1% 36.1% +19%
Chevrolet 387 43.2% 40.5% +7%
Renault 6,045 48.2% 47.4% +2%
Rover 323 48.9% 47.0% +4%

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