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 11.8% 11.9% −1%
Suspension 9.4% 9.6% −1%
Brakes 7.1% 7.7% −7%
Tyres 5.8% 5.8% +1%
Visibility 5.2% 5.3% −3%
Body, chassis, structure 4.2% 4.1% +1%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.4% 3.6% −5%
Steering 1.9% 1.9% +0%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.3% 1.3% +2%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 67 7.5% 8.2% −9%
2017 1,037 9.0% 10.2% −12%
2016 26,679 12.7% 12.8% −1%
2015 25,469 15.2% 15.6% −3%
2014 23,667 17.4% 19.2% −9%
2013 21,400 20.2% 23.1% −13%
2012 19,376 24.1% 26.9% −10%
2011 18,323 27.3% 30.2% −10%
2010 19,735 32.0% 34.4% −7%
2009 19,428 34.5% 37.0% −7%
2008 19,649 38.7% 40.4% −4%
2007 21,368 40.6% 42.1% −4%
2006 19,183 42.8% 44.1% −3%
2005 17,626 45.7% 46.0% −1%
2004 15,239 48.0% 47.6% +1%
2003 12,892 49.0% 47.9% +2%
2002 9,928 49.5% 48.1% +3%
2001 6,423 50.6% 47.6% +6%
2000 4,093 49.2% 46.4% +6%
1999 2,757 47.6% 44.9% +6%
1998 1,864 44.5% 42.5% +5%
1997 1,209 43.2% 41.2% +5%
1996 861 41.8% 39.9% +5%
1995 677 39.9% 38.5% +3%
1994 526 41.8% 37.4% +12%
1993 461 43.2% 36.8% +17%
1992 409 38.1% 35.9% +6%
1991 419 37.2% 35.0% +6%
1990 384 35.4% 33.1% +7%
1989 354 33.6% 32.0% +5%
1988 230 25.2% 32.0% −21%
1987 207 35.7% 30.6% +17%
1986 174 35.1% 31.3% +12%
1985 150 30.0% 30.1% −0%
1984 119 32.8% 29.0% +13%
1983 102 18.6% 28.4% −34%
1982 104 24.0% 29.1% −17%
1981 94 25.5% 27.7% −8%
1980 85 30.6% 26.4% +16%
1979 75 22.7% 24.0% −5%
1972 51 21.6% 20.9% +3%
1971 238 24.8% 22.4% +11%
1970 65 23.1% 20.7% +11%
1969 60 15.0% 20.1% −25%
1968 60 21.7% 19.2% +13%
1967 66 19.7% 20.2% −2%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 111 11.7% 12.5% −6%
Bentley 154 14.9% 12.4% +21%
Porsche 1,142 19.1% 16.9% +13%
Triumph 161 19.3% 32.1% −40%
Abarth 117 20.5% 23.6% −13%
Dacia 828 21.3% 23.3% −9%
Lotus 207 22.2% 18.4% +21%
Skoda 6,966 25.5% 25.9% −2%
Audi 15,815 25.7% 24.0% +7%
Hyundai 7,844 25.9% 28.0% −8%
BMW 16,490 25.9% 25.1% +4%
Perodua 325 26.2% 31.2% −16%
Jaguar 3,466 26.7% 28.2% −5%
MINI 8,173 27.5% 27.2% +1%
Lexus 1,961 29.3% 21.7% +35%
Morgan 112 29.5% 16.5% +78%
Suzuki 5,298 29.6% 30.5% −3%
SEAT 4,886 30.1% 31.1% −3%
Toyota 12,841 30.2% 29.3% +3%
Kia 6,831 30.3% 29.0% +4%
smart 210 30.5% 31.6% −4%
FIAT 9,425 30.6% 33.7% −9%
Mazda 6,408 30.6% 30.4% +1%
Isuzu 859 30.8% 42.3% −27%
Volkswagen 34,162 30.9% 31.7% −2%
Land Rover 9,840 31.2% 28.1% +11%
DS 978 31.9% 32.4% −1%
Nissan 17,256 32.1% 31.3% +3%
Volvo 7,917 32.4% 32.6% −0%
Mercedes-Benz 8,880 32.4% 29.1% +12%
Honda 12,304 32.7% 30.7% +6%
Jeep 744 33.1% 28.1% +18%
MG 1,147 33.3% 35.0% −5%
Daihatsu 540 33.3% 37.3% −11%
Ford 62,760 33.9% 33.5% +1%
Mitsubishi 3,018 35.6% 32.5% +10%
Alfa Romeo 1,080 35.6% 34.9% +2%
Subaru 969 36.0% 30.0% +20%
Vauxhall 34,067 36.0% 36.2% −0%
Peugeot 17,929 36.5% 37.1% −2%
Dodge 290 37.2% 43.8% −15%
SsangYong 169 37.3% 31.6% +18%
TVR 134 37.3% 17.8% +110%
Citroen 11,386 38.6% 37.6% +3%
Chevrolet 909 40.3% 43.9% −8%
Renault 14,386 42.5% 43.2% −2%
SAAB 1,500 42.7% 40.7% +5%
Rover 839 46.5% 45.4% +2%
Chrysler 470 46.6% 42.4% +10%
Talbot 102 48.0% 47.4% +1%
Proton 155 50.3% 47.3% +6%

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