MoT Data for Harrogate HG

Harrogate’s tables have a lot of red numbers in, indicationg below average performance, though not significantly so. With lots of rural areas surrounding the town there’s a good chance of vehicles suffering due to poor weather conditions and rough roads, which could explain the data.

Honda is the best performing mainstream make, with Audi and Kia close behind. The best performer overall is Porsche, but only 467 were tested. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 10.4% 9.6% +9%
Brakes 8.6% 7.7% +12%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 7.6% 11.9% −37%
Visibility 5.3% 5.3% −0%
Tyres 5.2% 5.8% −11%
Body, chassis, structure 3.4% 4.1% −17%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.4% 3.6% −33%
Steering 1.7% 1.9% −14%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 424 7.3% 9.6% −24%
2017 9,195 12.6% 10.0% +25%
2016 8,590 15.3% 14.9% +3%
2015 7,811 19.5% 18.1% +8%
2014 7,013 24.1% 21.5% +12%
2013 5,953 28.0% 25.3% +11%
2012 4,679 33.6% 28.7% +17%
2011 4,080 36.8% 31.8% +16%
2010 3,867 40.4% 35.5% +14%
2009 3,392 43.1% 37.8% +14%
2008 3,042 46.8% 40.6% +15%
2007 3,128 47.2% 41.9% +13%
2006 2,444 49.4% 43.7% +13%
2005 2,027 50.1% 45.0% +11%
2004 1,623 51.8% 46.2% +12%
2003 1,172 52.7% 46.1% +14%
2002 858 47.1% 46.2% +2%
2001 567 49.4% 45.3% +9%
2000 334 55.4% 43.9% +26%
1999 232 44.0% 42.3% +4%
1998 183 38.3% 40.1% −5%
1997 121 39.7% 38.6% +3%
1996 87 43.7% 37.6% +16%
1995 91 35.2% 36.0% −2%
1994 55 30.9% 35.1% −12%
1993 59 37.3% 35.3% +6%
1991 51 43.1% 33.9% +27%
1990 59 33.9% 32.2% +5%
1989 52 42.3% 31.3% +35%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Abarth 109 14.7% 20.4% −28%
Porsche 789 16.6% 14.8% +12%
BMW 4,275 19.9% 23.1% −14%
Jaguar 717 22.3% 25.0% −11%
MG 138 22.5% 30.9% −27%
Audi 4,855 23.0% 22.0% +5%
Honda 2,618 24.5% 28.9% −15%
MINI 2,690 24.8% 25.8% −4%
Land Rover 4,132 26.1% 25.6% +2%
Jeep 127 27.6% 25.9% +6%
Skoda 2,507 28.6% 23.8% +20%
Volkswagen 8,017 28.9% 29.4% −1%
Kia 2,913 29.2% 27.0% +8%
Suzuki 1,649 29.3% 28.2% +4%
Mazda 1,600 30.2% 28.6% +5%
SEAT 1,177 30.2% 28.0% +8%
Mercedes-Benz 1,949 31.5% 26.2% +20%
Dacia 181 31.5% 24.0% +31%
Toyota 3,689 31.6% 27.8% +14%
DS 335 31.9% 33.8% −6%
Hyundai 1,147 32.1% 26.4% +21%
Lexus 180 32.2% 19.2% +67%
Alfa Romeo 337 32.3% 33.1% −2%
Mitsubishi 772 33.0% 30.4% +9%
Ford 8,758 34.3% 31.6% +8%
FIAT 2,472 34.8% 32.0% +9%
Vauxhall 7,421 35.2% 34.0% +4%
Citroen 2,371 35.6% 35.4% +0%
Nissan 2,453 36.3% 29.1% +25%
Isuzu 165 37.0% 41.1% −10%
Subaru 188 37.2% 28.7% +30%
Volvo 2,105 38.1% 29.8% +28%
Peugeot 3,007 40.2% 34.8% +15%
Renault 1,960 47.9% 39.6% +21%
Chevrolet 101 54.5% 45.0% +21%
SAAB 161 54.7% 39.3% +39%

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