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 12.5% 11.9% +5%
Suspension 10.4% 9.6% +9%
Brakes 8.4% 7.7% +9%
Tyres 5.7% 5.8% −2%
Visibility 5.6% 5.3% +4%
Body, chassis, structure 4.5% 4.1% +9%
Noise, emissions and leaks 4.1% 3.6% +14%
Steering 2.0% 1.9% +5%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.4% 1.3% +8%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 53 1.9% 3.1% −40%
2018 99 5.1% 8.2% −38%
2017 1,295 10.1% 10.2% −1%
2016 31,904 14.4% 12.8% +12%
2015 30,122 16.6% 15.6% +7%
2014 28,202 20.7% 19.2% +8%
2013 25,600 24.8% 23.1% +7%
2012 22,433 29.0% 26.9% +8%
2011 21,367 31.7% 30.2% +5%
2010 21,605 36.6% 34.4% +6%
2009 19,884 39.4% 37.0% +6%
2008 21,278 43.3% 40.4% +7%
2007 22,938 45.1% 42.1% +7%
2006 20,083 46.7% 44.1% +6%
2005 17,195 48.4% 46.0% +5%
2004 14,969 50.2% 47.6% +6%
2003 11,946 50.2% 47.9% +5%
2002 8,592 51.1% 48.1% +6%
2001 5,654 50.3% 47.6% +6%
2000 3,244 49.0% 46.4% +6%
1999 2,137 49.7% 44.9% +11%
1998 1,367 43.6% 42.5% +3%
1997 982 42.9% 41.2% +4%
1996 700 41.6% 39.9% +4%
1995 552 35.3% 38.5% −8%
1994 408 37.5% 37.4% +0%
1993 317 36.3% 36.8% −1%
1992 305 33.8% 35.9% −6%
1991 343 37.9% 35.0% +8%
1990 364 34.9% 33.1% +5%
1989 275 36.4% 32.0% +14%
1988 188 34.0% 32.0% +6%
1987 152 27.0% 30.6% −12%
1986 139 30.2% 31.3% −4%
1985 123 33.3% 30.1% +11%
1984 98 30.6% 29.0% +6%
1983 85 32.9% 28.4% +16%
1982 72 29.2% 29.1% +0%
1981 64 29.7% 27.7% +7%
1980 67 25.4% 26.4% −4%
1979 79 26.6% 24.0% +11%
1978 51 25.5% 24.5% +4%
1971 168 25.0% 22.4% +12%
1970 54 16.7% 20.7% −20%
1968 51 27.5% 19.2% +43%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 127 8.7% 9.8% −12%
Aston Martin 177 10.2% 12.5% −18%
Bentley 138 12.3% 12.4% −0%
Porsche 2,443 17.9% 16.9% +6%
Lotus 260 19.6% 18.4% +7%
Abarth 246 20.7% 23.6% −12%
Skoda 6,772 26.4% 25.9% +2%
Jeep 1,090 26.8% 28.1% −5%
Audi 17,313 27.2% 24.0% +13%
Triumph 143 27.3% 32.1% −15%
SsangYong 209 27.8% 31.6% −12%
Lexus 958 27.8% 21.7% +28%
Land Rover 9,361 27.8% 28.1% −1%
BMW 17,664 27.9% 25.1% +11%
Dacia 1,029 28.3% 23.3% +21%
Jaguar 3,948 29.2% 28.2% +3%
Subaru 952 29.3% 30.0% −2%
MINI 8,349 29.4% 27.2% +8%
Hyundai 7,331 29.8% 28.0% +6%
Mazda 6,566 30.3% 30.4% −0%
Toyota 13,946 30.6% 29.3% +4%
Isuzu 503 30.8% 42.3% −27%
Suzuki 4,321 31.3% 30.5% +3%
Volkswagen 38,117 31.7% 31.7% +0%
FIAT 11,200 32.7% 33.7% −3%
Nissan 18,173 32.8% 31.3% +5%
Mitsubishi 3,671 33.4% 32.5% +3%
MG 900 33.7% 35.0% −4%
Volvo 5,763 33.8% 32.6% +4%
Honda 10,215 34.0% 30.7% +11%
SEAT 4,972 34.4% 31.1% +10%
Mercedes-Benz 9,489 34.4% 29.1% +18%
Kia 6,071 34.5% 29.0% +19%
Alfa Romeo 1,170 35.0% 34.9% +1%
smart 228 35.5% 31.6% +12%
Daihatsu 307 36.2% 37.3% −3%
SAAB 1,313 36.3% 40.7% −11%
Ford 60,037 37.4% 33.5% +12%
Chrysler 528 37.7% 42.4% −11%
DS 1,480 38.3% 32.4% +18%
Peugeot 21,293 38.4% 37.1% +4%
Vauxhall 49,010 38.9% 36.2% +8%
Citroen 11,233 41.8% 37.6% +11%
Rover 700 45.3% 45.4% −0%
Chevrolet 1,367 46.2% 43.9% +5%
Renault 14,494 46.4% 43.2% +7%
Dodge 203 50.2% 43.8% +15%
Daewoo 154 59.1% 55.6% +6%
LTI 172 69.8% 40.0% +75%

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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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