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 9.6% 11.9% −20%
Suspension 8.6% 9.6% −10%
Brakes 6.4% 7.7% −17%
Tyres 6.0% 5.8% +3%
Visibility 5.1% 5.3% −5%
Body, chassis, structure 3.7% 4.1% −10%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.9% 3.6% −17%
Steering 1.7% 1.9% −14%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.2% 1.3% −10%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2020 92 3.3% 3.5% −6%
2019 93 8.6% 6.9% +24%
2018 951 8.9% 9.6% −7%
2017 24,208 13.2% 10.0% +31%
2016 25,353 14.2% 14.9% −5%
2015 24,651 16.4% 18.1% −9%
2014 23,149 19.1% 21.5% −11%
2013 20,884 22.3% 25.3% −12%
2012 18,822 25.7% 28.7% −10%
2011 17,852 28.9% 31.8% −9%
2010 19,132 33.4% 35.5% −6%
2009 18,427 35.8% 37.8% −5%
2008 18,137 39.1% 40.6% −4%
2007 19,102 40.9% 41.9% −2%
2006 16,518 44.4% 43.7% +2%
2005 14,401 44.6% 45.0% −1%
2004 12,152 47.5% 46.2% +3%
2003 9,850 48.2% 46.1% +4%
2002 7,248 50.0% 46.2% +8%
2001 4,620 47.5% 45.3% +5%
2000 2,954 47.4% 43.9% +8%
1999 2,013 47.0% 42.3% +11%
1998 1,328 44.1% 40.1% +10%
1997 940 41.5% 38.6% +7%
1996 650 43.2% 37.6% +15%
1995 536 38.8% 36.0% +8%
1994 416 39.4% 35.1% +12%
1993 334 39.8% 35.3% +13%
1992 323 35.9% 34.3% +5%
1991 353 37.7% 33.9% +11%
1990 305 34.1% 32.2% +6%
1989 291 33.7% 31.3% +8%
1988 210 27.6% 30.7% −10%
1987 157 36.9% 30.6% +21%
1986 142 31.7% 29.8% +6%
1985 130 34.6% 29.6% +17%
1984 100 30.0% 27.9% +7%
1983 90 32.2% 28.0% +15%
1982 63 41.3% 29.2% +41%
1981 64 20.3% 26.0% −22%
1980 66 30.3% 25.3% +20%
1971 168 19.6% 20.2% −3%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 119 10.9% 10.3% +6%
Bentley 132 13.6% 10.6% +28%
Porsche 1,165 15.5% 14.8% +4%
Triumph 109 16.5% 29.7% −44%
Lotus 167 17.4% 17.5% −1%
Abarth 160 18.8% 20.4% −8%
Dacia 1,051 21.5% 24.0% −10%
BMW 16,325 24.3% 23.1% +5%
Skoda 7,341 24.6% 23.8% +3%
Audi 16,523 25.2% 22.0% +15%
Jaguar 3,385 25.3% 25.0% +1%
Suzuki 5,399 25.9% 28.2% −8%
smart 176 26.1% 31.3% −16%
MINI 8,392 26.2% 25.8% +1%
Hyundai 8,263 26.4% 26.4% −0%
Kia 7,407 27.0% 27.0% +0%
Isuzu 867 28.6% 41.1% −30%
SEAT 5,008 28.6% 28.0% +2%
TVR 111 28.8% 14.7% +96%
Volkswagen 34,154 29.4% 29.4% +0%
Mazda 6,273 29.5% 28.6% +3%
Land Rover 9,736 29.7% 25.6% +16%
Nissan 17,803 29.9% 29.1% +3%
Volvo 7,867 30.1% 29.8% +1%
FIAT 9,084 30.2% 32.0% −6%
Perodua 296 30.7% 30.8% −0%
MG 919 30.8% 30.9% −0%
Mercedes-Benz 8,572 31.0% 26.2% +18%
Toyota 12,402 31.2% 27.8% +12%
Honda 12,052 31.4% 28.9% +9%
Lexus 1,947 32.4% 19.2% +68%
DS 1,011 32.8% 33.8% −3%
Ford 61,443 32.9% 31.6% +4%
Subaru 870 33.0% 28.7% +15%
Jeep 741 33.1% 25.9% +27%
Mitsubishi 2,920 33.7% 30.4% +11%
Vauxhall 32,505 34.3% 34.0% +1%
Peugeot 16,848 35.2% 34.8% +1%
SsangYong 195 35.9% 28.9% +24%
Alfa Romeo 970 36.7% 33.1% +11%
Citroen 10,772 36.8% 35.4% +4%
Daihatsu 429 37.1% 36.7% +1%
Renault 13,482 39.6% 39.6% −0%
Dodge 266 39.8% 41.3% −4%
Chrysler 404 40.3% 41.2% −2%
SAAB 1,216 41.4% 39.3% +5%
Rover 594 42.8% 43.1% −1%
Chevrolet 781 43.8% 45.0% −3%
Proton 120 50.0% 47.0% +6%

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