MoT Data for South East London

South East London (SE) areas are amongst the best in the country, with a higher than average overall pass rate and higher than average performance for most registration years, manufacturers and problem areas.

Lighting and signalling failure rates are slightly higher than average in SE postcodes, but every other MoT failure rate is lower in South East London and almost all manufacturers do better here than in the average UK town. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 13.8% 11.9% +16%
Suspension 5.7% 9.6% −41%
Visibility 5.4% 5.3% +2%
Tyres 4.5% 5.8% −22%
Brakes 4.5% 7.7% −42%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.1% 3.6% −12%
Body, chassis, structure 3.1% 4.1% −26%
Steering 1.2% 1.9% −38%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.2% 1.3% −7%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 700 8.4% 8.2% +3%
2017 1,539 14.0% 10.2% +37%
2016 12,779 13.1% 12.8% +2%
2015 14,876 15.0% 15.6% −4%
2014 15,015 18.2% 19.2% −5%
2013 15,306 21.6% 23.1% −6%
2012 14,850 23.9% 26.9% −11%
2011 14,667 26.4% 30.2% −13%
2010 16,143 29.2% 34.4% −15%
2009 16,366 30.6% 37.0% −17%
2008 17,475 33.2% 40.4% −18%
2007 19,799 34.8% 42.1% −18%
2006 16,809 35.7% 44.1% −19%
2005 15,149 37.6% 46.0% −18%
2004 13,305 38.3% 47.6% −20%
2003 10,725 38.6% 47.9% −20%
2002 8,436 39.0% 48.1% −19%
2001 5,931 39.5% 47.6% −17%
2000 3,818 39.6% 46.4% −15%
1999 2,629 37.7% 44.9% −16%
1998 1,770 36.4% 42.5% −14%
1997 1,166 35.4% 41.2% −14%
1996 801 33.6% 39.9% −16%
1995 598 38.1% 38.5% −1%
1994 423 31.9% 37.4% −15%
1993 321 30.5% 36.8% −17%
1992 293 29.4% 35.9% −18%
1991 333 33.0% 35.0% −6%
1990 273 23.1% 33.1% −30%
1989 238 29.8% 32.0% −7%
1988 171 27.5% 32.0% −14%
1987 101 29.7% 30.6% −3%
1986 80 32.5% 31.3% +4%
1985 99 30.3% 30.1% +1%
1984 73 21.9% 29.0% −24%
1983 68 22.1% 28.4% −22%
1979 57 22.8% 24.0% −5%
1971 106 17.9% 22.4% −20%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 137 8.0% 12.5% −36%
Bentley 161 10.6% 12.4% −15%
Porsche 1,191 12.9% 16.9% −23%
Abarth 118 17.8% 23.6% −25%
Land Rover 4,307 19.0% 28.1% −32%
Lexus 2,450 20.1% 21.7% −7%
Dacia 264 21.2% 23.3% −9%
Audi 12,974 22.0% 24.0% −8%
BMW 19,587 23.2% 25.1% −7%
Mitsubishi 1,879 23.9% 32.5% −26%
Jaguar 2,187 24.0% 28.2% −15%
Skoda 2,974 24.8% 25.9% −4%
Jeep 451 24.8% 28.1% −12%
Subaru 278 25.2% 30.0% −16%
MINI 5,755 25.3% 27.2% −7%
MG 374 25.7% 35.0% −27%
Mercedes-Benz 12,999 26.3% 29.1% −9%
Kia 2,669 27.7% 29.0% −5%
Toyota 17,653 27.8% 29.3% −5%
FIAT 6,476 28.5% 33.7% −15%
Alfa Romeo 742 28.6% 34.9% −18%
Hyundai 3,913 28.8% 28.0% +3%
Volvo 3,274 28.8% 32.6% −12%
SEAT 2,033 29.0% 31.1% −7%
Suzuki 2,141 29.7% 30.5% −3%
smart 283 29.7% 31.6% −6%
Nissan 20,317 30.0% 31.3% −4%
Volkswagen 25,635 30.3% 31.7% −4%
DS 364 30.5% 32.4% −6%
Ford 35,181 30.9% 33.5% −8%
SAAB 1,280 31.3% 40.7% −23%
Mazda 3,559 31.4% 30.4% +3%
Honda 9,364 33.0% 30.7% +7%
Daihatsu 227 33.0% 37.3% −11%
Vauxhall 28,950 33.4% 36.2% −8%
Citroen 7,863 33.8% 37.6% −10%
Chrysler 590 34.7% 42.4% −18%
Peugeot 9,555 35.7% 37.1% −4%
Chevrolet 1,352 36.6% 43.9% −17%
Rover 416 37.3% 45.4% −18%
Renault 8,423 37.7% 43.2% −13%
LTI 4,673 38.0% 40.0% −5%
Dodge 247 38.9% 43.8% −11%
Daewoo 133 41.4% 55.6% −26%

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