MoT Data for North West London

North West London (NW), like most of the capital, has an above average pass rate. The top pass rates are for premium models. Lexus models are fairly popular in NW potcodes, with more than 2,500 examples tested, more than in most other areas.

Most of the common failures have lower failure rates in NW postcodes, but lighting and signalling problems are 5% more common, while failures on registration plates and VIN numbers are 28% higher than elsewhere – they still only account for 1.2% of overall MoT failures in NW postcodes, though. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 17.7% 16.7% +6%
Tyres 6.9% 7.2% −3%
Suspension 6.8% 12.1% −44%
Driver's view of the road 5.7% 6.2% −8%
Brakes 5.1% 9.0% −43%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 2.2% 3.6% −38%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.2% 1.6% −28%
Steering 1.2% 2.3% −49%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 831 14.3% 11.6% +24%
2015 1,913 21.6% 13.2% +64%
2014 15,524 15.5% 14.3% +8%
2013 13,783 17.8% 16.9% +5%
2012 12,244 21.5% 20.9% +3%
2011 11,158 24.5% 24.6% −0%
2010 11,075 27.7% 29.2% −5%
2009 9,946 29.7% 32.8% −9%
2008 10,363 32.6% 37.0% −12%
2007 11,607 34.2% 39.6% −14%
2006 10,326 36.0% 42.2% −15%
2005 9,872 39.0% 45.0% −13%
2004 8,907 40.8% 47.4% −14%
2003 7,601 41.8% 48.6% −14%
2002 6,274 41.9% 49.6% −15%
2001 4,751 43.5% 49.6% −12%
2000 3,313 42.3% 49.2% −14%
1999 2,337 42.7% 48.8% −12%
1998 1,539 41.8% 46.8% −11%
1997 1,078 40.6% 45.5% −11%
1996 688 42.9% 44.2% −3%
1995 527 37.4% 42.3% −12%
1994 370 40.8% 41.0% −0%
1993 274 39.4% 40.5% −3%
1992 188 33.0% 39.1% −16%
1991 225 38.7% 38.9% −0%
1990 184 33.7% 37.1% −9%
1989 165 29.7% 35.2% −16%
1988 94 37.2% 35.0% +6%
1987 85 30.6% 34.4% −11%
1986 63 46.0% 34.0% +35%
1985 69 39.1% 33.9% +15%
1984 52 26.9% 32.7% −18%
1983 53 35.8% 32.7% +10%
1971 130 17.7% 24.9% −29%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 531 7.7% 11.4% −32%
Rolls-Royce 341 11.4% 15.0% −24%
Bentley 369 13.6% 13.2% +2%
MINI 1,088 16.4% 29.3% −44%
Maserati 309 17.8% 19.3% −8%
Porsche 1,406 18.8% 19.3% −3%
Aston Martin 451 21.7% 14.2% +53%
Audi 9,400 22.6% 25.5% −12%
Lexus 3,598 23.8% 23.4% +2%
Skoda 2,181 24.6% 28.3% −13%
Land Rover 2,515 24.7% 31.0% −20%
BMW 12,188 25.3% 26.9% −6%
smart 284 27.1% 30.4% −11%
Toyota 18,761 28.6% 30.1% −5%
Mercedes-Benz 11,803 29.0% 30.4% −5%
Hyundai 3,028 29.4% 29.4% −0%
Volkswagen 22,321 29.7% 33.1% −10%
Suzuki 1,205 29.7% 32.4% −8%
LTI 881 30.2% 37.1% −19%
SEAT 1,252 30.3% 32.6% −7%
Jaguar 1,366 30.4% 31.3% −3%
Subaru 227 30.4% 32.8% −7%
Volvo 3,546 31.8% 35.1% −10%
MG 162 32.1% 41.7% −23%
FIAT 2,766 32.1% 36.8% −13%
Kia 2,131 32.8% 30.7% +7%
Daihatsu 195 32.8% 36.1% −9%
Mazda 1,701 33.2% 32.2% +3%
Jeep 266 33.5% 36.0% −7%
Nissan 7,950 33.5% 33.3% +1%
SAAB 728 34.2% 40.6% −16%
Mitsubishi 1,188 35.4% 36.4% −3%
Honda 8,874 35.5% 31.1% +14%
Alfa Romeo 592 35.6% 36.8% −3%
Vauxhall 14,166 35.7% 39.0% −8%
Ford 17,764 36.6% 35.2% +4%
Chevrolet 574 37.1% 40.5% −8%
Citroen 3,346 37.4% 40.6% −8%
Peugeot 5,251 38.8% 40.4% −4%
Rover 272 40.1% 47.0% −15%
Chrysler 410 41.7% 41.8% −0%
Renault 4,238 43.7% 47.4% −8%

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