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 11.4% 11.9% −4%
Suspension 5.1% 9.6% −46%
Visibility 5.1% 5.3% −4%
Brakes 4.2% 7.7% −45%
Tyres 4.1% 5.8% −29%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.9% 3.6% −19%
Body, chassis, structure 2.7% 4.1% −34%
Steering 1.0% 1.9% −46%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.0% 1.3% −19%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 1,032 7.8% 6.9% +13%
2018 1,127 9.2% 9.6% −4%
2017 11,494 11.5% 10.0% +14%
2016 14,986 13.3% 14.9% −11%
2015 15,084 16.4% 18.1% −10%
2014 14,059 19.7% 21.5% −9%
2013 13,999 21.8% 25.3% −14%
2012 13,645 23.9% 28.7% −16%
2011 13,458 27.4% 31.8% −14%
2010 14,695 29.3% 35.5% −17%
2009 14,828 31.0% 37.8% −18%
2008 15,344 32.4% 40.6% −20%
2007 16,909 33.6% 41.9% −20%
2006 14,240 33.6% 43.7% −23%
2005 12,164 35.7% 45.0% −21%
2004 10,197 36.5% 46.2% −21%
2003 8,190 37.5% 46.1% −19%
2002 6,104 37.0% 46.2% −20%
2001 4,339 37.3% 45.3% −18%
2000 2,674 36.4% 43.9% −17%
1999 1,759 34.3% 42.3% −19%
1998 1,219 32.6% 40.1% −19%
1997 805 34.7% 38.6% −10%
1996 587 29.6% 37.6% −21%
1995 425 28.9% 36.0% −20%
1994 314 29.6% 35.1% −16%
1993 233 29.2% 35.3% −17%
1992 235 28.1% 34.3% −18%
1991 261 25.3% 33.9% −25%
1990 224 28.1% 32.2% −13%
1989 205 32.2% 31.3% +3%
1988 119 22.7% 30.7% −26%
1987 88 30.7% 30.6% +0%
1986 62 29.0% 29.8% −2%
1985 72 22.2% 29.6% −25%
1984 69 11.6% 27.9% −58%
1983 64 31.3% 28.0% +11%
1971 76 10.5% 20.2% −48%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 115 5.2% 10.3% −49%
Tesla 103 7.8% 11.6% −33%
Bentley 153 9.8% 10.6% −8%
Porsche 1,126 13.9% 14.8% −6%
Land Rover 4,184 18.1% 25.6% −30%
Abarth 143 18.2% 20.4% −11%
Lexus 2,400 20.3% 19.2% +6%
Audi 12,069 20.6% 22.0% −6%
BMW 17,857 21.4% 23.1% −7%
MG 303 21.5% 30.9% −31%
Mitsubishi 1,957 22.3% 30.4% −27%
Jaguar 2,143 22.3% 25.0% −11%
Dacia 347 22.5% 24.0% −6%
DS 318 23.3% 33.8% −31%
Mercedes-Benz 11,242 23.5% 26.2% −11%
Subaru 275 23.6% 28.7% −18%
Skoda 3,064 24.2% 23.8% +2%
Jeep 507 24.7% 25.9% −5%
MINI 5,617 25.4% 25.8% −2%
SEAT 1,942 25.5% 28.0% −9%
Toyota 16,800 26.3% 27.8% −5%
FIAT 6,272 26.3% 32.0% −18%
Hyundai 4,092 26.5% 26.4% +0%
Nissan 21,051 26.6% 29.1% −9%
Kia 3,092 26.9% 27.0% −0%
Ford 31,243 28.0% 31.6% −12%
Mazda 3,318 28.2% 28.6% −1%
smart 265 28.3% 31.3% −10%
Suzuki 2,121 28.4% 28.2% +1%
Volkswagen 23,087 28.5% 29.4% −3%
Volvo 2,952 28.5% 29.8% −5%
SAAB 1,120 28.8% 39.3% −27%
Alfa Romeo 656 29.3% 33.1% −12%
Honda 8,541 30.4% 28.9% +5%
Vauxhall 26,327 31.0% 34.0% −9%
Citroen 6,647 32.3% 35.4% −9%
Peugeot 8,436 32.6% 34.8% −7%
Chrysler 432 33.3% 41.2% −19%
Rover 300 34.0% 43.1% −21%
Renault 7,418 35.2% 39.6% −11%
Chevrolet 1,134 35.8% 45.0% −20%
Daihatsu 201 35.8% 36.7% −2%
Dodge 204 36.8% 41.3% −11%
LTI 3,032 43.0% 37.2% +16%

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