MoT Data for Ipswich

Ipwsich is mid-table when it comes to MoT pass rates. While there are a lot of green numbers in the table for common failure items, deviation isn’t too far from the national average.

Numbers in the pass rate by year chart are generally green, with modern cars doing better than older ones. The failure rates by make table is a mixed bag and is topped by Smart, Porsche and Lotus, though few of them were tested. The best performing maker with more than 1000 tested was Lexus.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 16.4% 16.7% −2%
Suspension 12.2% 12.1% +1%
Brakes 8.7% 9.0% −4%
Tyres 6.8% 7.2% −4%
Driver's view of the road 6.1% 6.2% −2%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.6% 3.6% +0%
Steering 2.3% 2.3% −1%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.7% 1.6% +7%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.0% 1.1% −8%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 61 4.9% 3.6% +35%
2016 74 5.4% 11.6% −53%
2015 750 10.4% 13.2% −21%
2014 20,399 13.1% 14.3% −8%
2013 17,871 15.5% 16.9% −8%
2012 15,702 19.0% 20.9% −9%
2011 14,815 21.8% 24.6% −12%
2010 15,768 26.8% 29.2% −8%
2009 15,597 30.6% 32.8% −7%
2008 16,253 34.2% 37.0% −7%
2007 18,464 37.7% 39.6% −5%
2006 17,631 39.9% 42.2% −5%
2005 17,303 44.0% 45.0% −2%
2004 16,395 46.6% 47.4% −2%
2003 14,689 49.1% 48.6% +1%
2002 12,709 50.3% 49.6% +1%
2001 9,046 51.7% 49.6% +4%
2000 5,990 50.8% 49.2% +3%
1999 3,989 51.7% 48.8% +6%
1998 2,593 48.7% 46.8% +4%
1997 1,599 47.5% 45.5% +4%
1996 1,036 46.2% 44.2% +5%
1995 832 44.0% 42.3% +4%
1994 607 37.4% 41.0% −9%
1993 499 38.7% 40.5% −5%
1992 449 40.3% 39.1% +3%
1991 404 41.8% 38.9% +8%
1990 389 41.9% 37.1% +13%
1989 349 41.3% 35.2% +17%
1988 223 36.3% 35.0% +4%
1987 191 33.5% 34.4% −2%
1986 151 40.4% 34.0% +19%
1985 122 39.3% 33.9% +16%
1984 106 36.8% 32.7% +12%
1983 104 25.0% 32.7% −24%
1982 80 32.5% 32.6% −0%
1981 69 27.5% 32.6% −15%
1980 69 30.4% 29.2% +4%
1979 92 25.0% 28.7% −13%
1978 91 34.1% 29.0% +17%
1977 74 17.6% 28.8% −39%
1976 50 34.0% 29.3% +16%
1975 60 26.7% 27.5% −3%
1974 64 23.4% 25.0% −6%
1973 83 22.9% 25.8% −11%
1972 101 20.8% 24.3% −14%
1971 432 26.6% 24.9% +7%
1970 129 23.3% 23.8% −2%
1969 131 26.7% 24.8% +8%
1968 137 20.4% 23.4% −13%
1967 125 30.4% 23.4% +30%
1966 104 25.0% 22.4% +11%
1965 92 20.7% 21.6% −4%
1964 82 22.0% 20.7% +6%
1963 71 21.1% 20.2% +5%
1962 51 27.5% 20.9% +32%
1961 59 23.7% 19.8% +20%
1960 54 16.7% 19.5% −14%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Triumph 269 18.6% 29.9% −38%
Porsche 837 19.0% 19.3% −2%
Lotus 211 19.4% 20.4% −5%
MINI 1,400 20.2% 29.3% −31%
Perodua 281 22.8% 30.4% −25%
Dacia 309 23.0% 20.3% +13%
TVR 145 27.6% 19.3% +43%
Hyundai 5,582 28.0% 29.4% −5%
smart 210 28.1% 30.4% −7%
BMW 10,088 28.3% 26.9% +5%
Skoda 5,101 28.3% 28.3% +0%
Audi 11,206 28.5% 25.5% +12%
Suzuki 3,953 30.2% 32.4% −7%
Isuzu 586 30.4% 43.9% −31%
Toyota 10,760 30.7% 30.1% +2%
Kia 4,605 30.9% 30.7% +1%
Lexus 1,479 31.0% 23.4% +33%
Jaguar 2,756 32.1% 31.3% +3%
Mazda 5,084 32.1% 32.2% −0%
SEAT 3,624 32.3% 32.6% −1%
Honda 9,824 32.3% 31.1% +4%
Mercedes-Benz 7,094 32.5% 30.4% +7%
Volkswagen 26,512 33.2% 33.1% +0%
Nissan 12,277 33.5% 33.3% +1%
Daihatsu 539 33.6% 36.1% −7%
FIAT 7,304 33.8% 36.8% −8%
Land Rover 7,396 34.0% 31.0% +9%
Volvo 6,238 34.0% 35.1% −3%
Dodge 306 34.3% 42.4% −19%
Ford 50,815 35.5% 35.2% +1%
MG 1,258 37.2% 41.7% −11%
Subaru 804 37.7% 32.8% +15%
Alfa Romeo 948 38.1% 36.8% +4%
Chevrolet 849 38.4% 40.5% −5%
Citroen 10,655 38.7% 40.6% −5%
Jeep 581 38.7% 36.0% +7%
Peugeot 15,770 39.1% 40.4% −3%
Mitsubishi 2,494 39.2% 36.4% +8%
Vauxhall 28,547 39.8% 39.0% +2%
SAAB 1,569 40.9% 40.6% +1%
Proton 193 40.9% 45.0% −9%
SsangYong 109 45.0% 40.4% +11%
Renault 12,837 45.8% 47.4% −3%
Chrysler 537 46.4% 41.8% +11%
Rover 1,254 49.4% 47.0% +5%
Daewoo 184 54.9% 55.6% −1%

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