MoT Data for North London

North London is, like elsewhere in the capital, above average for MoT pass rates. Luxury models are the most likely to pass. Lighting and signalling failure rates are 12% higher than average in N postcodes, but most other areas come in with below average failure rates.

Even the bottom rated cars – Peugeot, Renault and MG – have lower than average failure rates when tested in N postcode areas.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 15.5% 11.9% +30%
Visibility 5.9% 5.3% +10%
Suspension 5.6% 9.6% −41%
Tyres 5.1% 5.8% −11%
Brakes 4.9% 7.7% −36%
Body, chassis, structure 3.3% 4.1% −20%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.1% 3.6% −12%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.2% 1.3% −8%
Steering 1.1% 1.9% −44%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 581 4.8% 8.2% −41%
2017 1,592 8.7% 10.2% −15%
2016 10,955 13.4% 12.8% +4%
2015 12,799 15.8% 15.6% +1%
2014 11,959 19.0% 19.2% −1%
2013 12,114 22.7% 23.1% −2%
2012 12,131 25.4% 26.9% −5%
2011 11,989 27.2% 30.2% −10%
2010 12,800 29.7% 34.4% −13%
2009 12,940 32.3% 37.0% −13%
2008 13,807 34.6% 40.4% −14%
2007 15,606 36.6% 42.1% −13%
2006 13,702 38.5% 44.1% −13%
2005 12,712 38.4% 46.0% −17%
2004 11,174 40.9% 47.6% −14%
2003 9,026 40.8% 47.9% −15%
2002 7,060 41.3% 48.1% −14%
2001 5,144 41.5% 47.6% −13%
2000 3,235 43.2% 46.4% −7%
1999 2,184 41.2% 44.9% −8%
1998 1,559 38.1% 42.5% −10%
1997 1,057 37.7% 41.2% −9%
1996 764 40.1% 39.9% +0%
1995 542 36.0% 38.5% −7%
1994 317 29.3% 37.4% −22%
1993 278 30.9% 36.8% −16%
1992 224 30.8% 35.9% −14%
1991 293 33.1% 35.0% −5%
1990 275 28.4% 33.1% −14%
1989 222 26.1% 32.0% −18%
1988 144 29.2% 32.0% −9%
1987 91 19.8% 30.6% −35%
1986 71 28.2% 31.3% −10%
1985 59 22.0% 30.1% −27%
1984 60 16.7% 29.0% −43%
1983 62 27.4% 28.4% −3%
1971 85 21.2% 22.4% −5%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 156 6.4% 12.4% −48%
Maserati 107 14.0% 20.0% −30%
Porsche 1,073 15.1% 16.9% −11%
Audi 12,888 21.7% 24.0% −10%
Land Rover 3,773 22.2% 28.1% −21%
Lexus 2,078 23.9% 21.7% +10%
BMW 16,490 24.0% 25.1% −4%
Dacia 139 25.2% 23.3% +8%
Jeep 484 25.6% 28.1% −9%
Skoda 2,549 27.6% 25.9% +7%
smart 391 27.6% 31.6% −13%
Jaguar 1,829 28.0% 28.2% −1%
MINI 4,272 28.1% 27.2% +3%
Mitsubishi 1,612 28.5% 32.5% −12%
Alfa Romeo 654 28.6% 34.9% −18%
SEAT 1,819 28.6% 31.1% −8%
Kia 2,089 28.7% 29.0% −1%
Hyundai 4,145 28.8% 28.0% +3%
Toyota 20,160 29.2% 29.3% −0%
Subaru 223 30.0% 30.0% +0%
Mercedes-Benz 12,879 30.2% 29.1% +4%
FIAT 5,034 30.4% 33.7% −10%
DS 193 31.6% 32.4% −2%
Nissan 13,345 31.7% 31.3% +1%
Volkswagen 27,499 31.7% 31.7% +0%
Suzuki 1,242 32.6% 30.5% +7%
MG 229 34.1% 35.0% −3%
Honda 8,993 34.4% 30.7% +12%
Volvo 3,578 34.7% 32.6% +7%
Mazda 2,322 34.8% 30.4% +15%
Ford 27,011 34.9% 33.5% +4%
LTI 2,152 36.2% 40.0% −10%
SAAB 1,297 36.5% 40.7% −10%
Vauxhall 18,980 36.5% 36.2% +1%
Dodge 107 37.4% 43.8% −15%
Citroen 4,785 37.4% 37.6% −0%
Daihatsu 167 38.3% 37.3% +3%
Peugeot 7,104 38.3% 37.1% +3%
Renault 6,102 40.1% 43.2% −7%
Rover 312 40.4% 45.4% −11%
Chrysler 434 41.0% 42.4% −3%
Chevrolet 698 41.7% 43.9% −5%

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