MoT Data for Northampton

Northampton has a below average overall pass rate and the tables below show a lot of red, indicating pass rates  below the national average for most common failure items, car manufacturers and years of manufacture - with a few exceptions.

The best performing maker with more than 1000 cars tested was Porsche, with a failure rate of 21% - 2 percent better than the national average for Porsche.  

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 18.3% 16.7% +9%
Suspension 13.5% 12.1% +12%
Brakes 10.0% 9.0% +11%
Tyres 7.2% 7.2% +1%
Driver's view of the road 6.8% 6.2% +9%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.1% 3.6% +14%
Steering 2.4% 2.3% +6%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.7% 1.6% +5%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.1% 1.1% −2%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 66 9.1% 11.6% −22%
2015 927 10.7% 13.2% −19%
2014 22,953 14.6% 14.3% +2%
2013 20,757 18.1% 16.9% +7%
2012 18,612 22.7% 20.9% +9%
2011 17,667 26.5% 24.6% +8%
2010 17,849 31.4% 29.2% +8%
2009 16,560 35.6% 32.8% +9%
2008 18,208 39.4% 37.0% +6%
2007 20,417 42.9% 39.6% +8%
2006 19,227 45.6% 42.2% +8%
2005 18,162 48.6% 45.0% +8%
2004 16,856 51.7% 47.4% +9%
2003 14,799 52.4% 48.6% +8%
2002 11,726 53.1% 49.6% +7%
2001 8,234 52.8% 49.6% +6%
2000 4,994 52.5% 49.2% +7%
1999 3,269 50.4% 48.8% +3%
1998 1,972 48.8% 46.8% +4%
1997 1,318 46.5% 45.5% +2%
1996 874 44.6% 44.2% +1%
1995 623 42.7% 42.3% +1%
1994 442 36.4% 41.0% −11%
1993 343 40.5% 40.5% +0%
1992 303 37.3% 39.1% −5%
1991 344 39.0% 38.9% +0%
1990 332 36.7% 37.1% −1%
1989 281 31.0% 35.2% −12%
1988 173 32.9% 35.0% −6%
1987 145 37.9% 34.4% +10%
1986 122 33.6% 34.0% −1%
1985 103 26.2% 33.9% −23%
1984 79 43.0% 32.7% +32%
1983 76 27.6% 32.7% −15%
1982 53 34.0% 32.6% +4%
1981 57 33.3% 32.6% +2%
1980 70 35.7% 29.2% +22%
1979 87 28.7% 28.7% −0%
1978 72 30.6% 29.0% +5%
1977 63 31.7% 28.8% +10%
1976 61 29.5% 29.3% +1%
1975 62 21.0% 27.5% −24%
1974 51 19.6% 25.0% −21%
1973 74 13.5% 25.8% −48%
1972 70 17.1% 24.3% −29%
1971 397 25.9% 24.9% +4%
1970 131 26.0% 23.8% +9%
1969 92 32.6% 24.8% +31%
1968 111 20.7% 23.4% −11%
1967 102 18.6% 23.4% −20%
1966 93 30.1% 22.4% +34%
1965 81 24.7% 21.6% +14%
1964 64 17.2% 20.7% −17%
1963 64 23.4% 20.2% +16%
1960 51 11.8% 19.5% −40%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 142 4.2% 11.4% −63%
Bentley 106 7.5% 13.2% −43%
Aston Martin 139 14.4% 14.2% +1%
Abarth 122 15.6% 25.3% −38%
Porsche 1,611 17.4% 19.3% −10%
MINI 1,346 19.2% 29.3% −35%
Lotus 215 20.5% 20.4% +1%
Triumph 255 23.1% 29.9% −23%
Dacia 410 26.1% 20.3% +29%
Audi 12,127 28.4% 25.5% +11%
BMW 10,524 29.6% 26.9% +10%
Land Rover 6,869 30.3% 31.0% −2%
Skoda 4,825 30.4% 28.3% +7%
Toyota 10,927 31.6% 30.1% +5%
Lexus 801 31.7% 23.4% +35%
Hyundai 5,199 32.5% 29.4% +10%
Mazda 5,025 32.5% 32.2% +1%
Jaguar 3,195 32.8% 31.3% +5%
Jeep 623 33.9% 36.0% −6%
Subaru 831 34.1% 32.8% +4%
smart 193 34.2% 30.4% +13%
Volkswagen 29,644 34.4% 33.1% +4%
Honda 8,204 34.9% 31.1% +12%
Suzuki 3,463 35.1% 32.4% +8%
Nissan 11,754 35.5% 33.3% +6%
MG 1,073 35.5% 41.7% −15%
SEAT 3,891 36.2% 32.6% +11%
Mitsubishi 2,905 36.6% 36.4% +1%
Alfa Romeo 1,031 36.8% 36.8% −0%
FIAT 8,981 36.9% 36.8% +0%
Kia 4,048 37.3% 30.7% +21%
Volvo 4,415 37.4% 35.1% +7%
Mercedes-Benz 7,372 37.4% 30.4% +23%
Isuzu 331 38.1% 43.9% −13%
Daihatsu 336 39.0% 36.1% +8%
Ford 48,565 39.7% 35.2% +13%
Dodge 193 41.5% 42.4% −2%
Peugeot 18,237 41.9% 40.4% +4%
Chevrolet 1,291 42.2% 40.5% +4%
Vauxhall 40,601 42.3% 39.0% +9%
SAAB 1,434 42.3% 40.6% +4%
Citroen 10,762 43.8% 40.6% +8%
Chrysler 599 44.7% 41.8% +7%
Rover 1,076 50.3% 47.0% +7%
Renault 12,827 50.7% 47.4% +7%
LTI 171 57.3% 37.1% +55%
Daewoo 276 57.6% 55.6% +4%

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Comments

Danny Chapman    on 9 June 2014

Could you expand this slightly to cover the likes of Ruhden and Higham Ferrers?

Some of the garages round here seem to be a bit dubious IMO, for example HiQ in Rushden told me I needed new suspension arms to pass an MOT, when I told them that I had them done for the MOT the year before, I suddenly didn't need them.

Danny
wearedapa.co.uk

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