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 13.2% 11.9% +11%
Visibility 5.3% 5.3% −0%
Suspension 5.1% 9.6% −47%
Tyres 5.1% 5.8% −12%
Brakes 5.1% 7.7% −34%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.9% 3.6% −17%
Body, chassis, structure 2.8% 4.1% −32%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.1% 1.3% −13%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 1,042 9.1% 8.2% +12%
2017 1,913 11.8% 10.2% +15%
2016 19,311 13.6% 12.8% +6%
2015 17,615 15.1% 15.6% −3%
2014 15,074 18.6% 19.2% −3%
2013 14,036 21.1% 23.1% −9%
2012 12,706 24.1% 26.9% −10%
2011 11,994 26.6% 30.2% −12%
2010 12,325 29.7% 34.4% −14%
2009 11,341 31.0% 37.0% −16%
2008 11,568 33.6% 40.4% −17%
2007 12,605 35.9% 42.1% −15%
2006 10,675 37.3% 44.1% −16%
2005 9,589 38.7% 46.0% −16%
2004 8,121 40.3% 47.6% −15%
2003 6,483 40.7% 47.9% −15%
2002 4,996 41.1% 48.1% −15%
2001 3,614 42.1% 47.6% −11%
2000 2,401 40.8% 46.4% −12%
1999 1,659 41.7% 44.9% −7%
1998 1,137 40.5% 42.5% −5%
1997 806 37.8% 41.2% −8%
1996 521 38.0% 39.9% −5%
1995 406 37.4% 38.5% −3%
1994 287 38.3% 37.4% +2%
1993 235 30.6% 36.8% −17%
1992 175 33.1% 35.9% −8%
1991 194 30.4% 35.0% −13%
1990 205 32.7% 33.1% −1%
1989 180 25.6% 32.0% −20%
1988 101 30.7% 32.0% −4%
1987 79 30.4% 30.6% −1%
1986 69 39.1% 31.3% +25%
1985 53 28.3% 30.1% −6%
1984 50 34.0% 29.0% +17%
1983 51 29.4% 28.4% +4%
1971 64 20.3% 22.4% −9%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Rolls-Royce 439 8.4% 13.2% −36%
Ferrari 854 8.7% 9.8% −12%
Tesla 126 10.3% 11.0% −6%
Aston Martin 464 12.7% 12.5% +2%
Lamborghini 127 13.4% 9.8% +37%
Bentley 385 13.8% 12.4% +11%
Dacia 115 14.8% 23.3% −37%
Abarth 114 15.8% 23.6% −33%
Porsche 1,964 16.3% 16.9% −3%
Maserati 490 18.8% 20.0% −6%
Audi 12,286 21.5% 24.0% −10%
BMW 18,811 21.9% 25.1% −13%
Lexus 5,299 22.2% 21.7% +2%
Land Rover 3,584 22.6% 28.1% −20%
MINI 5,910 22.7% 27.2% −16%
Skoda 2,635 23.7% 25.9% −8%
Mitsubishi 1,921 23.7% 32.5% −27%
Kia 3,092 24.5% 29.0% −15%
DS 175 25.1% 32.4% −22%
Toyota 23,750 25.3% 29.3% −14%
Mercedes-Benz 12,993 26.9% 29.1% −8%
Jeep 386 27.2% 28.1% −3%
SEAT 1,491 27.6% 31.1% −11%
Jaguar 1,637 28.5% 28.2% +1%
FIAT 3,556 28.6% 33.7% −15%
Volvo 3,797 28.9% 32.6% −11%
Volkswagen 24,960 29.2% 31.7% −8%
Suzuki 1,553 29.7% 30.5% −3%
smart 326 30.1% 31.6% −5%
Hyundai 2,896 30.7% 28.0% +9%
Nissan 10,513 30.8% 31.3% −1%
LTI 872 31.5% 40.0% −21%
MG 125 32.0% 35.0% −9%
SAAB 671 32.0% 40.7% −21%
Vauxhall 15,272 33.2% 36.2% −8%
Mazda 1,882 33.6% 30.4% +11%
Peugeot 5,810 33.7% 37.1% −9%
Honda 10,385 33.8% 30.7% +10%
Ford 19,541 34.1% 33.5% +2%
Alfa Romeo 619 34.6% 34.9% −1%
Daihatsu 193 35.2% 37.3% −5%
Chrysler 349 35.5% 42.4% −16%
Subaru 250 36.0% 30.0% +20%
Citroen 3,270 36.6% 37.6% −3%
Chevrolet 641 37.4% 43.9% −15%
Renault 4,438 40.1% 43.2% −7%
Rover 183 42.6% 45.4% −6%

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