MoT Data for Exeter

Exeter is in the bottom half of the regional table. The tables below feature absolutely no green numbers at all, meaning every potential problem area, every registration year and every manufacturer has a higher than average failure rate when tested in an EX area.

Even the models with the highest pass rates do worse in Exeter than they tend to elsewhere. Neighbouring areas – Plymouth, Truro and Torquay – have similar problems. So the far south west, with its many coastal areas, is far from kind to cars.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 14.2% 11.9% +19%
Suspension 12.7% 9.6% +32%
Brakes 9.4% 7.7% +21%
Tyres 7.7% 5.8% +33%
Visibility 7.1% 5.3% +32%
Body, chassis, structure 5.7% 4.1% +38%
Noise, emissions and leaks 4.8% 3.6% +35%
Steering 2.9% 1.9% +49%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 2.2% 1.3% +72%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 59 6.8% 8.2% −17%
2017 772 9.7% 10.2% −5%
2016 22,035 14.2% 12.8% +11%
2015 21,695 15.9% 15.6% +2%
2014 21,175 19.5% 19.2% +2%
2013 19,198 22.8% 23.1% −1%
2012 17,142 26.9% 26.9% +0%
2011 16,648 31.0% 30.2% +3%
2010 17,843 36.6% 34.4% +6%
2009 17,668 39.6% 37.0% +7%
2008 17,919 45.4% 40.4% +13%
2007 19,656 47.7% 42.1% +13%
2006 17,906 51.5% 44.1% +17%
2005 16,903 54.8% 46.0% +19%
2004 15,005 56.9% 47.6% +19%
2003 12,884 58.2% 47.9% +21%
2002 9,995 58.1% 48.1% +21%
2001 6,717 58.8% 47.6% +24%
2000 4,310 56.3% 46.4% +21%
1999 2,879 57.9% 44.9% +29%
1998 1,953 54.3% 42.5% +28%
1997 1,382 55.0% 41.2% +34%
1996 1,040 54.9% 39.9% +38%
1995 773 50.7% 38.5% +32%
1994 597 51.6% 37.4% +38%
1993 500 49.8% 36.8% +35%
1992 413 45.0% 35.9% +26%
1991 401 41.6% 35.0% +19%
1990 423 46.8% 33.1% +41%
1989 323 46.1% 32.0% +44%
1988 221 38.9% 32.0% +22%
1987 196 44.9% 30.6% +47%
1986 167 43.1% 31.3% +38%
1985 123 37.4% 30.1% +24%
1984 99 40.4% 29.0% +39%
1983 90 42.2% 28.4% +49%
1982 71 47.9% 29.1% +64%
1981 73 39.7% 27.7% +43%
1980 88 35.2% 26.4% +33%
1979 75 32.0% 24.0% +33%
1971 188 29.8% 22.4% +33%
1970 56 44.6% 20.7% +116%
1969 59 23.7% 20.1% +18%
1968 66 22.7% 19.2% +18%
1966 55 25.5% 19.6% +30%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 168 2.4% 9.8% −76%
Dacia 1,262 17.9% 23.3% −23%
Porsche 1,410 19.2% 16.9% +14%
Lexus 1,022 23.7% 21.7% +9%
Abarth 107 26.2% 23.6% +11%
Lotus 128 27.3% 18.4% +49%
Triumph 161 28.6% 32.1% −11%
Morgan 157 28.7% 16.5% +73%
Hyundai 7,552 28.9% 28.0% +3%
Bentley 156 29.5% 12.4% +138%
smart 236 29.7% 31.6% −6%
Skoda 7,515 30.1% 25.9% +16%
Kia 5,209 30.2% 29.0% +4%
Suzuki 6,124 31.1% 30.5% +2%
DS 951 31.9% 32.4% −2%
BMW 13,965 32.0% 25.1% +28%
MINI 7,321 32.9% 27.2% +21%
Audi 12,287 33.3% 24.0% +39%
SsangYong 273 34.8% 31.6% +10%
Mazda 5,615 36.5% 30.4% +20%
Honda 10,727 37.3% 30.7% +22%
Toyota 14,881 37.6% 29.3% +28%
Nissan 16,584 37.9% 31.3% +21%
Isuzu 1,027 38.0% 42.3% −10%
Jaguar 2,496 38.4% 28.2% +36%
Mercedes-Benz 7,143 38.6% 29.1% +33%
SEAT 5,381 38.9% 31.1% +25%
MG 972 39.3% 35.0% +12%
Volkswagen 36,375 39.5% 31.7% +25%
Volvo 5,869 39.5% 32.6% +21%
FIAT 7,835 39.6% 33.7% +17%
Mitsubishi 7,319 40.0% 32.5% +23%
Land Rover 12,582 40.8% 28.1% +45%
Alfa Romeo 787 41.8% 34.9% +20%
Vauxhall 34,963 42.1% 36.2% +16%
Jeep 678 42.3% 28.1% +50%
Ford 45,136 42.4% 33.5% +27%
Peugeot 23,140 42.5% 37.1% +15%
Subaru 951 42.6% 30.0% +42%
Citroen 12,584 44.8% 37.6% +19%
Daihatsu 646 46.0% 37.3% +23%
Renault 15,871 47.8% 43.2% +11%
Chevrolet 998 48.5% 43.9% +10%
SAAB 1,096 51.6% 40.7% +27%
Chrysler 309 53.1% 42.4% +25%
Rover 944 53.7% 45.4% +18%
Proton 126 58.7% 47.3% +24%
Talbot 158 60.8% 47.4% +28%
Daewoo 243 65.4% 55.6% +18%

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