MoT Data for Lancaster

Despite a lot of red numbers in the table below, Lancaster’s stats are almost all within a few percent of national averages, while the overall MoT pass rate is about the average for the UK.

Triumph and Chevrolet take the top two spots, but very few were tested compared to third place Honda, which is the best performing volume manufacturer in Lancaster post code areas with a failure rate of 28.3% - lower than the nationwide Honda average. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 11.7% 11.9% −2%
Suspension 10.5% 9.6% +10%
Brakes 8.2% 7.7% +7%
Tyres 6.5% 5.8% +13%
Visibility 5.9% 5.3% +10%
Body, chassis, structure 4.5% 4.1% +8%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.5% 3.6% −1%
Steering 2.3% 1.9% +20%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.5% 1.3% +17%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 533 10.5% 10.2% +3%
2016 13,723 13.4% 12.8% +4%
2015 13,411 15.8% 15.6% +1%
2014 12,626 18.7% 19.2% −3%
2013 11,156 22.7% 23.1% −2%
2012 9,717 26.3% 26.9% −2%
2011 8,933 29.9% 30.2% −1%
2010 8,987 35.0% 34.4% +2%
2009 9,116 38.8% 37.0% +5%
2008 8,649 43.2% 40.4% +7%
2007 9,366 46.6% 42.1% +11%
2006 8,274 49.2% 44.1% +11%
2005 7,023 51.3% 46.0% +12%
2004 5,984 53.5% 47.6% +12%
2003 4,974 54.3% 47.9% +13%
2002 3,478 55.0% 48.1% +14%
2001 2,131 53.1% 47.6% +12%
2000 1,201 52.2% 46.4% +13%
1999 815 49.8% 44.9% +11%
1998 565 50.8% 42.5% +20%
1997 401 47.6% 41.2% +16%
1996 272 45.6% 39.9% +14%
1995 227 41.4% 38.5% +7%
1994 188 40.4% 37.4% +8%
1993 150 32.0% 36.8% −13%
1992 152 43.4% 35.9% +21%
1991 134 42.5% 35.0% +22%
1990 136 38.2% 33.1% +16%
1989 89 32.6% 32.0% +2%
1988 50 26.0% 32.0% −19%
1987 63 31.7% 30.6% +4%
1986 61 36.1% 31.3% +15%
1985 59 27.1% 30.1% −10%
1971 76 17.1% 22.4% −24%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 647 11.9% 16.9% −29%
Dacia 485 21.4% 23.3% −8%
Skoda 3,906 24.7% 25.9% −5%
Audi 7,136 25.4% 24.0% +6%
BMW 6,149 26.0% 25.1% +4%
Lexus 321 26.2% 21.7% +20%
Hyundai 3,989 28.8% 28.0% +3%
MINI 3,833 29.1% 27.2% +7%
SEAT 2,922 29.4% 31.1% −6%
Kia 4,850 30.1% 29.0% +4%
Land Rover 6,136 30.3% 28.1% +8%
Honda 7,224 30.7% 30.7% −0%
Volkswagen 17,252 30.9% 31.7% −2%
Jaguar 1,249 32.3% 28.2% +15%
Mazda 2,106 32.8% 30.4% +8%
Mercedes-Benz 2,980 33.4% 29.1% +15%
Toyota 6,332 33.7% 29.3% +15%
Subaru 435 34.0% 30.0% +14%
Volvo 2,607 35.1% 32.6% +8%
Nissan 6,569 35.3% 31.3% +13%
DS 618 35.8% 32.4% +11%
Suzuki 2,401 35.9% 30.5% +18%
Isuzu 327 36.1% 42.3% −15%
FIAT 4,589 36.4% 33.7% +8%
Ford 24,623 37.4% 33.5% +12%
Peugeot 10,510 38.5% 37.1% +4%
MG 326 39.0% 35.0% +11%
Vauxhall 17,096 39.7% 36.2% +10%
Alfa Romeo 290 40.0% 34.9% +15%
Mitsubishi 2,182 40.2% 32.5% +24%
Jeep 223 40.8% 28.1% +45%
Citroen 7,763 41.4% 37.6% +10%
Daihatsu 147 42.9% 37.3% +15%
Chevrolet 352 44.0% 43.9% +0%
SAAB 389 46.5% 40.7% +14%
Chrysler 102 47.1% 42.4% +11%
Renault 5,673 48.6% 43.2% +13%
Rover 354 52.3% 45.4% +15%

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