MoT Data for Portsmouth

As is fairly typical for postcodes representing coastal areas, the MoT pass rare for PO areas is below average, with red numbers in the tables below showing poorer performance than is typical across the rest of the country.

The best performing manufacturers are fairly typical - Porsche, Aston Martin and Honda come out on the top of the manufacturer table for PO postcodes. Renault, Talbot and Daewoo are at the bottom. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 13.3% 11.9% +12%
Suspension 9.5% 9.6% −1%
Brakes 7.7% 7.7% −0%
Tyres 7.2% 5.8% +24%
Visibility 6.2% 5.3% +16%
Body, chassis, structure 4.6% 4.1% +10%
Noise, emissions and leaks 4.5% 3.6% +28%
Steering 2.0% 1.9% +5%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.7% 1.3% +34%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 95 8.4% 8.2% +3%
2017 955 10.5% 10.2% +2%
2016 29,781 13.5% 12.8% +5%
2015 29,668 16.2% 15.6% +4%
2014 28,574 19.3% 19.2% +1%
2013 26,312 22.8% 23.1% −1%
2012 23,423 26.0% 26.9% −3%
2011 22,729 29.8% 30.2% −1%
2010 24,351 34.7% 34.4% +1%
2009 23,953 38.1% 37.0% +3%
2008 24,151 42.4% 40.4% +5%
2007 26,100 44.4% 42.1% +5%
2006 23,512 46.9% 44.1% +6%
2005 21,589 50.0% 46.0% +9%
2004 19,370 51.5% 47.6% +8%
2003 16,435 53.1% 47.9% +11%
2002 12,795 53.5% 48.1% +11%
2001 8,700 53.4% 47.6% +12%
2000 5,568 53.1% 46.4% +14%
1999 3,678 52.1% 44.9% +16%
1998 2,483 51.1% 42.5% +20%
1997 1,722 48.2% 41.2% +17%
1996 1,167 48.6% 39.9% +22%
1995 831 49.1% 38.5% +27%
1994 682 47.1% 37.4% +26%
1993 546 45.8% 36.8% +24%
1992 492 48.6% 35.9% +35%
1991 463 35.9% 35.0% +3%
1990 453 40.2% 33.1% +21%
1989 386 41.5% 32.0% +30%
1988 259 42.5% 32.0% +33%
1987 218 39.0% 30.6% +27%
1986 160 41.9% 31.3% +34%
1985 147 38.1% 30.1% +26%
1984 122 34.4% 29.0% +19%
1983 115 33.0% 28.4% +16%
1982 100 31.0% 29.1% +6%
1981 82 41.5% 27.7% +50%
1980 103 41.7% 26.4% +58%
1979 91 37.4% 24.0% +56%
1971 207 33.8% 22.4% +51%
1970 56 41.1% 20.7% +98%
1969 72 18.1% 20.1% −10%
1968 59 30.5% 19.2% +59%
1967 66 24.2% 20.2% +20%
1966 53 28.3% 19.6% +44%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 511 16.2% 12.5% +30%
Porsche 2,090 16.4% 16.9% −3%
Bentley 146 16.4% 12.4% +33%
Lotus 123 19.5% 18.4% +6%
Dacia 1,369 19.9% 23.3% −15%
Abarth 243 25.5% 23.6% +8%
DS 1,801 27.3% 32.4% −16%
Lexus 1,119 27.4% 21.7% +26%
Skoda 11,162 28.0% 25.9% +8%
Kia 13,722 29.2% 29.0% +1%
Audi 15,122 30.0% 24.0% +25%
BMW 19,230 30.1% 25.1% +20%
Hyundai 14,836 30.3% 28.0% +8%
Suzuki 7,166 31.3% 30.5% +3%
Honda 16,171 31.8% 30.7% +4%
MINI 10,057 33.1% 27.2% +22%
Jaguar 4,417 33.3% 28.2% +18%
Land Rover 8,985 33.4% 28.1% +19%
Toyota 19,039 33.8% 29.3% +15%
SEAT 5,313 33.9% 31.1% +9%
Nissan 20,009 34.2% 31.3% +9%
Isuzu 344 34.3% 42.3% −19%
SsangYong 177 34.5% 31.6% +9%
Mazda 9,842 35.1% 30.4% +16%
Triumph 148 35.1% 32.1% +10%
FIAT 12,366 35.5% 33.7% +5%
Perodua 138 35.5% 31.2% +14%
Mercedes-Benz 11,430 35.8% 29.1% +23%
Jeep 755 37.4% 28.1% +33%
Volkswagen 39,243 37.4% 31.7% +18%
smart 337 37.7% 31.6% +19%
Volvo 6,362 38.0% 32.6% +17%
Subaru 878 38.3% 30.0% +28%
Alfa Romeo 1,031 38.3% 34.9% +10%
MG 1,019 38.6% 35.0% +10%
Mitsubishi 4,521 38.7% 32.5% +19%
Ford 67,673 39.4% 33.5% +18%
Vauxhall 43,656 40.8% 36.2% +13%
Citroen 18,875 41.1% 37.6% +9%
Peugeot 22,558 41.6% 37.1% +12%
Daihatsu 637 42.4% 37.3% +14%
Dodge 152 42.8% 43.8% −2%
SAAB 1,758 43.9% 40.7% +8%
Renault 16,615 46.7% 43.2% +8%
Chevrolet 1,206 46.9% 43.9% +7%
Chrysler 567 48.7% 42.4% +15%
Rover 1,013 53.1% 45.4% +17%
Proton 106 55.7% 47.3% +18%
Talbot 165 56.4% 47.4% +19%
Daewoo 208 62.0% 55.6% +11%

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