MoT Data for Rochester

Rochester, like many south eastern areas, has a slightly above average overall MoT pass rate. Lotus, Porsche and Jaguar models have the highest pass rates, though there are a few blemishes on an otherwise ‘green’ sheet of scores. 

Ford models are incredibly popular, with 59,404 examples tested, almost as many as Vauxhall and Volkswagen combined.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 12.4% 11.9% +4%
Suspension 7.3% 9.6% −23%
Brakes 5.9% 7.7% −23%
Tyres 5.1% 5.8% −12%
Visibility 4.8% 5.3% −10%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.6% 3.6% +1%
Body, chassis, structure 3.4% 4.1% −17%
Steering 1.5% 1.9% −23%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.1% 1.3% −17%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 123 7.3% 8.2% −10%
2017 1,105 9.6% 10.2% −6%
2016 28,441 13.3% 12.8% +3%
2015 26,674 16.0% 15.6% +3%
2014 23,627 18.9% 19.2% −2%
2013 21,137 22.1% 23.1% −4%
2012 18,692 25.4% 26.9% −6%
2011 17,602 29.1% 30.2% −4%
2010 18,657 32.5% 34.4% −5%
2009 18,305 34.7% 37.0% −6%
2008 18,669 38.5% 40.4% −5%
2007 19,643 39.7% 42.1% −6%
2006 17,447 41.9% 44.1% −5%
2005 15,352 42.5% 46.0% −8%
2004 13,237 44.7% 47.6% −6%
2003 10,858 45.4% 47.9% −5%
2002 8,150 45.6% 48.1% −5%
2001 5,280 44.0% 47.6% −7%
2000 3,265 43.0% 46.4% −7%
1999 2,162 41.7% 44.9% −7%
1998 1,496 40.0% 42.5% −6%
1997 1,087 38.5% 41.2% −6%
1996 733 36.8% 39.9% −8%
1995 517 37.1% 38.5% −4%
1994 397 36.5% 37.4% −2%
1993 343 28.9% 36.8% −22%
1992 242 36.4% 35.9% +1%
1991 305 31.5% 35.0% −10%
1990 338 26.0% 33.1% −21%
1989 243 29.2% 32.0% −9%
1988 162 19.8% 32.0% −38%
1987 127 27.6% 30.6% −10%
1986 122 27.0% 31.3% −14%
1985 81 24.7% 30.1% −18%
1984 67 19.4% 29.0% −33%
1983 77 16.9% 28.4% −40%
1982 56 28.6% 29.1% −2%
1981 52 30.8% 27.7% +11%
1980 72 18.1% 26.4% −32%
1979 66 13.6% 24.0% −43%
1971 174 24.7% 22.4% +10%
1968 54 29.6% 19.2% +54%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Ferrari 395 6.8% 9.8% −30%
Aston Martin 156 7.7% 12.5% −38%
Bentley 182 12.6% 12.4% +2%
Maserati 124 12.9% 20.0% −35%
Porsche 930 17.5% 16.9% +4%
Dacia 850 22.5% 23.3% −4%
Lexus 1,030 22.8% 21.7% +5%
Audi 13,208 23.7% 24.0% −1%
TVR 149 24.2% 17.8% +36%
Land Rover 8,457 24.7% 28.1% −12%
BMW 17,400 25.0% 25.1% −0%
Jaguar 3,782 25.8% 28.2% −9%
Hyundai 7,257 25.8% 28.0% −8%
Skoda 7,703 26.0% 25.9% +0%
Abarth 231 26.0% 23.6% +10%
MINI 7,017 26.7% 27.2% −2%
SsangYong 256 27.0% 31.6% −15%
Toyota 17,476 27.4% 29.3% −7%
Kia 7,984 27.5% 29.0% −5%
Subaru 567 27.5% 30.0% −8%
Jeep 755 27.7% 28.1% −2%
Mitsubishi 3,750 28.9% 32.5% −11%
Volkswagen 25,948 29.0% 31.7% −8%
Isuzu 224 29.0% 42.3% −31%
Mercedes-Benz 9,373 29.3% 29.1% +1%
Suzuki 3,955 29.8% 30.5% −2%
MG 850 30.1% 35.0% −14%
Mazda 5,779 30.5% 30.4% +0%
Nissan 15,195 31.1% 31.3% −1%
FIAT 8,852 31.1% 33.7% −8%
Volvo 4,154 31.5% 32.6% −3%
SEAT 3,264 31.6% 31.1% +2%
DS 1,079 32.3% 32.4% −0%
Honda 7,623 32.3% 30.7% +5%
Ford 62,236 32.8% 33.5% −2%
Triumph 141 33.3% 32.1% +4%
Daihatsu 274 33.6% 37.3% −10%
Alfa Romeo 993 34.3% 34.9% −2%
Peugeot 18,664 35.2% 37.1% −5%
Vauxhall 37,455 35.4% 36.2% −2%
SAAB 907 36.9% 40.7% −9%
Dodge 161 37.3% 43.8% −15%
smart 278 38.8% 31.6% +23%
Citroen 11,432 39.1% 37.6% +4%
Renault 10,339 41.0% 43.2% −5%
Chevrolet 1,135 41.5% 43.9% −6%
Rover 628 41.7% 45.4% −8%
Chrysler 445 42.0% 42.4% −1%
Daewoo 181 51.9% 55.6% −7%

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