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 10.2% 11.9% −14%
Suspension 9.2% 9.6% −4%
Brakes 7.4% 7.7% −3%
Tyres 5.6% 5.8% −3%
Visibility 5.3% 5.3% −1%
Body, chassis, structure 3.9% 4.1% −6%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.5% 3.6% −1%
Steering 1.8% 1.9% −8%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.1% 1.3% −12%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 82 9.8% 6.9% +41%
2018 2,112 17.1% 9.6% +78%
2017 30,242 14.4% 10.0% +44%
2016 30,372 16.6% 14.9% +11%
2015 29,635 19.3% 18.1% +7%
2014 27,561 22.8% 21.5% +6%
2013 24,901 26.7% 25.3% +5%
2012 21,762 30.4% 28.7% +6%
2011 20,357 33.6% 31.8% +6%
2010 20,510 38.4% 35.5% +8%
2009 18,516 40.3% 37.8% +7%
2008 19,163 43.7% 40.6% +8%
2007 19,994 44.7% 41.9% +7%
2006 16,796 46.8% 43.7% +7%
2005 13,927 48.0% 45.0% +7%
2004 11,422 48.5% 46.2% +5%
2003 8,970 48.9% 46.1% +6%
2002 6,207 49.0% 46.2% +6%
2001 3,978 48.1% 45.3% +6%
2000 2,243 47.1% 43.9% +7%
1999 1,528 45.2% 42.3% +7%
1998 1,034 40.4% 40.1% +1%
1997 747 38.3% 38.6% −1%
1996 522 37.9% 37.6% +1%
1995 465 33.5% 36.0% −7%
1994 315 30.2% 35.1% −14%
1993 241 36.9% 35.3% +5%
1992 244 29.1% 34.3% −15%
1991 291 32.6% 33.9% −4%
1990 297 33.7% 32.2% +4%
1989 212 29.2% 31.3% −6%
1988 132 35.6% 30.7% +16%
1987 135 16.3% 30.6% −47%
1986 110 31.8% 29.8% +7%
1985 93 23.7% 29.6% −20%
1984 69 29.0% 27.9% +4%
1983 75 34.7% 28.0% +24%
1982 63 27.0% 29.2% −8%
1971 116 17.2% 20.2% −15%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 122 7.4% 7.4% −1%
Aston Martin 167 14.4% 10.3% +40%
Lotus 242 16.5% 17.5% −6%
Bentley 133 17.3% 10.6% +62%
Porsche 2,417 17.7% 14.8% +19%
Abarth 308 19.5% 20.4% −4%
Skoda 7,276 24.5% 23.8% +3%
Audi 18,491 25.6% 22.0% +16%
Jeep 1,066 25.6% 25.9% −1%
Land Rover 9,648 25.6% 25.6% −0%
Jaguar 3,986 25.7% 25.0% +3%
smart 185 25.9% 31.3% −17%
BMW 18,472 26.5% 23.1% +15%
Mazda 6,558 27.6% 28.6% −3%
Subaru 920 27.8% 28.7% −3%
SsangYong 258 27.9% 28.9% −4%
MG 684 28.1% 30.9% −9%
Lexus 975 28.4% 19.2% +48%
Hyundai 8,163 28.5% 26.4% +8%
Dacia 1,263 29.1% 24.0% +21%
Toyota 14,000 29.2% 27.8% +5%
MINI 9,011 29.3% 25.8% +13%
Suzuki 4,371 29.6% 28.2% +5%
Volkswagen 37,699 30.3% 29.4% +3%
Isuzu 529 31.4% 41.1% −24%
Mitsubishi 3,580 31.5% 30.4% +4%
SEAT 5,335 31.6% 28.0% +13%
Kia 6,772 31.8% 27.0% +18%
Nissan 18,434 32.0% 29.1% +10%
Volvo 6,068 32.3% 29.8% +8%
FIAT 10,770 32.5% 32.0% +1%
Honda 9,827 32.5% 28.9% +12%
Mercedes-Benz 9,525 32.7% 26.2% +25%
Alfa Romeo 1,153 34.1% 33.1% +3%
Ford 58,905 35.1% 31.6% +11%
SAAB 1,103 35.9% 39.3% −9%
Daihatsu 251 36.7% 36.7% −0%
Vauxhall 47,148 37.1% 34.0% +9%
Peugeot 20,234 37.8% 34.8% +9%
Chrysler 445 40.2% 41.2% −2%
DS 1,533 40.2% 33.8% +19%
Citroen 10,520 41.0% 35.4% +16%
Renault 13,344 44.0% 39.6% +11%
Chevrolet 1,194 44.8% 45.0% −0%
Rover 474 47.0% 43.1% +9%
Dodge 152 50.0% 41.3% +21%
LTI 156 66.0% 37.2% +78%

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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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