MoT Data for Plymouth

Plymouth maybe right in the south of the country, but it sits on the coast and does nothing to buck the trend that besets most coastal areas, with failure rates for most common causes, makes and years of registration that are higher than the national average.

All of the failure rates for common problem areas are higher in PL postcodes. It's the same story with almost all years and all makes of car. The only manufacturer tested in PL areas with a pass rate higher than its national average is Smart. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 14.8% 11.9% +24%
Suspension 13.7% 9.6% +44%
Brakes 11.3% 7.7% +46%
Tyres 8.2% 5.8% +41%
Visibility 6.8% 5.3% +27%
Body, chassis, structure 6.4% 4.1% +55%
Noise, emissions and leaks 5.1% 3.6% +42%
Steering 3.1% 1.9% +59%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 2.1% 1.3% +65%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 62 3.2% 8.2% −61%
2017 549 12.0% 10.2% +17%
2016 18,150 13.4% 12.8% +4%
2015 17,962 16.7% 15.6% +7%
2014 18,194 20.5% 19.2% +6%
2013 17,313 24.1% 23.1% +4%
2012 16,528 28.9% 26.9% +7%
2011 16,667 32.8% 30.2% +8%
2010 18,442 38.0% 34.4% +11%
2009 18,115 41.4% 37.0% +12%
2008 18,814 46.7% 40.4% +16%
2007 20,188 49.1% 42.1% +17%
2006 17,874 53.2% 44.1% +21%
2005 16,679 55.6% 46.0% +21%
2004 14,139 57.6% 47.6% +21%
2003 11,744 59.0% 47.9% +23%
2002 8,841 59.3% 48.1% +23%
2001 5,625 60.0% 47.6% +26%
2000 3,494 59.0% 46.4% +27%
1999 2,333 56.7% 44.9% +26%
1998 1,527 53.3% 42.5% +25%
1997 1,113 54.2% 41.2% +32%
1996 799 53.6% 39.9% +34%
1995 595 50.6% 38.5% +31%
1994 467 48.2% 37.4% +29%
1993 371 48.8% 36.8% +32%
1992 319 45.5% 35.9% +27%
1991 349 49.3% 35.0% +41%
1990 326 46.3% 33.1% +40%
1989 290 51.7% 32.0% +62%
1988 171 50.3% 32.0% +57%
1987 127 40.2% 30.6% +31%
1986 143 49.0% 31.3% +56%
1985 114 44.7% 30.1% +48%
1984 101 45.5% 29.0% +57%
1983 64 29.7% 28.4% +5%
1980 87 41.4% 26.4% +57%
1979 53 30.2% 24.0% +26%
1971 137 27.7% 22.4% +24%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Abarth 154 21.4% 23.6% −9%
Porsche 966 22.9% 16.9% +36%
SsangYong 141 24.8% 31.6% −21%
Triumph 102 25.5% 32.1% −21%
Dacia 844 26.8% 23.3% +15%
smart 258 27.9% 31.6% −12%
Kia 6,730 30.9% 29.0% +7%
BMW 14,738 31.3% 25.1% +25%
Skoda 6,916 31.4% 25.9% +21%
Lexus 802 31.5% 21.7% +45%
Audi 11,355 32.0% 24.0% +33%
Hyundai 6,291 33.6% 28.0% +20%
DS 1,410 35.4% 32.4% +9%
MINI 6,001 35.5% 27.2% +31%
Suzuki 4,607 36.6% 30.5% +20%
Honda 10,850 37.3% 30.7% +21%
Jaguar 2,330 37.9% 28.2% +34%
Isuzu 967 38.1% 42.3% −10%
Jeep 543 38.3% 28.1% +36%
Mazda 5,344 38.7% 30.4% +27%
Toyota 10,002 38.8% 29.3% +33%
FIAT 8,347 38.9% 33.7% +15%
Nissan 14,091 39.0% 31.3% +25%
Subaru 705 39.3% 30.0% +31%
Land Rover 9,525 39.6% 28.1% +41%
Mercedes-Benz 6,313 40.4% 29.1% +39%
SEAT 4,332 40.9% 31.1% +31%
Volkswagen 30,851 42.1% 31.7% +33%
Lotus 121 42.1% 18.4% +129%
MG 658 42.4% 35.0% +21%
Peugeot 26,724 42.5% 37.1% +15%
Mitsubishi 3,970 43.5% 32.5% +34%
Ford 48,807 43.5% 33.5% +30%
Vauxhall 31,755 44.4% 36.2% +23%
Volvo 3,943 44.5% 32.6% +37%
Alfa Romeo 613 44.7% 34.9% +28%
Citroen 15,126 45.1% 37.6% +20%
Daihatsu 488 49.2% 37.3% +32%
Renault 12,892 50.3% 43.2% +16%
SAAB 1,150 51.5% 40.7% +27%
Chevrolet 772 53.2% 43.9% +21%
Rover 822 54.5% 45.4% +20%
Chrysler 264 57.6% 42.4% +36%
Talbot 110 59.1% 47.4% +25%
Daewoo 205 66.8% 55.6% +20%

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